Reds softball off and running on new home field

Reds softball win home opener, move to 6-4

The Eaton Reds softball team was victorious with a score of 17-1 in their home opener against Weld Central. The Reds’ got off to a 6-4 season record and opened up the league games with a win. The Reds managed to score eight in the first inning and nine in the second inning, while Weld Central only managed to get one on the board. 

Eaton softball got league play underway after a weekend matchup against Strasburg was postponed due to weather. Weld Central could not cope with Eaton’s powerhouse-hitting performance mercy ruling Weld Central by 16 runs.

Senior Blayke Duncan managed to get three RBIs (Runs batted in) and went 3 for 3 at the plate. Duncan said “I feel like the team played well; we played our game and didn’t mess around. We started strong with our hitting and continued that throughout the remaining innings.”

Reds softball will have high goals this year. Duncan said, “Our team’s goal has always been to reach state playoffs, This year our goal is to be one of the top contenders in 3A and make it to the state championship.” League games for the Reds have always been very important and the Reds will begin the long journey of securing another state title for the program.

As for Patriot league play, for the Reds, the goal is simple. Assistant coach Chad Shaw said, “Our goal is to win the Patriot League and be able to host a regional in Eaton and get our postseason underway.”

For the Reds, expectations are high this year, but it is the day-in and day-out performances that lead the Reds to their ultimate goal. Be sure to watch Reds softball on NFHS or keep up with Eaton Red Ink for game updates.