Reds take win at home on Senior Night

Red take a big win against the Beetdiggers 10-0


Emily Hogsett

Blake Duncan(23) makes a diving stop on a ball up the middle.

Lucas Stone, Staff Reporter

On senior night, the Reds take a blowout win against the Beetdiggers taking them to 19-3 this year. It was a huge win as they defeated them 10-0 giving the seniors a great way to end their final home game of the regular season as an Eaton Red. Olivia Comer (22) said “ I think it’s very important to get the win on senior night because not only as a senior you’re playing your last game but also the team should be playing for the seniors.”

The team did perform very well for the seniors final home game of the regular season. There were four players that had a batting average of .500. Emma Pinkstaff (22) performed very well during the game. She went one for two with two walks and a stolen base. The Reds saw the ball very well in their game against Brush. They drew eight walks while batting in seven out of their ten runs. This gave the Reds great momentum going into their next game and the playoffs. Pinkstaff said, “Winning our last game was a big step forward for us. It put us in good seeding for playoffs and state. We are all wanting one thing which is another state championship. It’s good momentum to just give us the confidence and pump us even more up”

The emotions were high with all of the seniors coming out on senior night knowing that they are counting down the days until their softball careers are over. Although their high school years are almost over, they are also ready to see what their next steps will be. Pinkstaff said, “My emotions for playing my final home game as a red is very mixed in a way. I’m happy to take my next big step as an athlete and excited for what’s next. At the same time it makes me sad since the team was my family and we all have been working hard towards one goal which is state. Knowing it was my last time stepping on our home field as a Eaton Red was mainly just difficult to wrap my head around.”

Sadie Ross(24) had yet another great game throwing for the Reds. She threw a complete game shutout tallying seven strikeouts. She faced 25 batters giving up only four hits and one walk. 

The Reds will face the Valley Vikings away which will be their last game before going to the playoffs. They have really good momentum going into the playoffs on a 15 game win streak. Comer said, “I think winning your last home game gives you good momentum going into the playoffs, but also you have to have that momentum the entire year. This gives you the chance to play as a team and get close as a team. I think that’s what you need to win it all is good team chemistry.”