Girls Softball: Eagles Finish 13-3 in Packerland

Southern Door’s softball team closed out its Packerland Conference schedule late last week after sweeping a pair of league doubleheaders.

On Friday, the Eagles won their first game against Sevastopol, 7-2.

Southern Door scored twice in the opening inning, before the Pioneers cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the second when Libby Ash dove into home plate.

The Eagles pulled back in front by two runs in the fourth inning on a solo home run by Lexi Tassoul.

Southern Door blew the game open with four runs in the top of the seventh. Sevastopol also loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning, but was only able to score one run when Jolene Luedtke reached home.

The Eagles’ Alanah Kaye allowed nine hits in the complete-game victory. Luedtke doubled and singled and drove in a run, while Brynn Schartner added two hits for the Pioneers.

Addison Schauske recorded the pitching loss for Sevastopol, allowing nine hits with a walk, while striking out six.

Southern Door needed nine innings to defeat the Pioneers in the second game, 6-5.

Sevastopol’s 12 hits included three from Luedtke, who drove in two runs. Schartner and Ash added two hits apiece, with Ash recording a double.

Sevastopol’s Naomi Rikkola (right) slides safely into second base as the ball gets away from Southern Door’s Bella Price during the first game of Friday’s Packerland Conference softball doubleheader at Sevastopol Town Park. Photo by Kevin Boneske.

Eagles Sweep Blazers

Southern Door won at home Saturday against NEW Lutheran in a pair of five-inning games.

The Eagles pounded out 13 hits and beat the Blazers in the first game, 13-1.

Bella Price led Southern Door at the plate with three hits. Kaye, Madyson Counard and Sophia Counard added two hits apiece. Sophia Counard hit a grand-slam home run, while Tassoul had a two-run homer.

Lexi Meerstein led the Blazers with a pair of doubles.

Kaye allowed only four hits over five innings when she struck out nine.

The Eagles tallied 19 hits when they shut out NEW Lutheran in the second game, 13-0.

Sophia Counard, Price and Ashlyn Delfosse each had three hits. Madyson Counard and Hailey Vesser added two hits apiece.

Delfosse recorded the pitching victory, allowing two hits over four innings and striking out six.

Southern Door finished its conference schedule at 13-3, guaranteeing the Eagles no worse than a second-place finish in the Packerland.

Conference leader Algoma (11-1) has a pair of league doubleheaders remaining – Monday at NEW Lutheran and Tuesday at home against Sevastopol.