Reds Beat Rival Bulldogs

A Big First Inning Brings Reds to defeat their long time rivals.

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Emily Hogsett

Brooke Beacom (22) steps on second after smacking a double to the wall

Jaden Stone, Sports Editor

Jenni Jarnagin (21) jogs around second after crushing her three run home run

Reds Softball knock off their long-time rivals with an eight run first inning.  The Reds started the game with an eight run first inning and held the University Bulldogs to just five runs in the game.  Brooke Beacom (22) said, “Going into a game like this, everyone feels a little nervous because tha game seems like it’s so much to them, but as a team we keep our nerves down and focus on the game.”

With pitching from Sadie Ross (24), the Reds took the lead from the start and defense helped them not look back.  

Beacom  led the team at the plate going two for three with two doubles to the wall and a sacrifice bunt. Jenni Jarnagin (21) drove in three runs with her three run home run in the first.  Olivia Comer (22) and Sadie Ross (24) also both had a double with an RBI from Comer and two from Ross.  

The Reds had 14 hits to the Bulldogs 10 and then took the Reds all the way to win in the seventh inning.  Ross threw 136 pitches and had a complete game striking out eight and had no walks. 

After a big rival game like this, Brooke Beacom said, “It feels really good to beat a team like University and I think it really gives us the boost of confidence that we needed to keep an intense season.”

The Reds, now 7-1 will stay at home Tuesday September 15 for their second match up with Brush this season who are now 4-4.  The Reds beat the Beetdiggers earlier this season eighteen to two allowing only two hits.