|Jayvees fall to Yuma|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Holyoke junior varsity softball players gained experience Thursday, Oct. 14 when they hosted Yuma in a doubleheader.
The visitors claimed two victories, 17-5 and 15-14.
“Another great opportunity presented itself for the Dragons to improve their game skills,” said coach Ashley Clayton.
Jordan Zeiler pitched a great game, added coach Clayton, but the defense was unable to make the plays behind her.
Offensively, the Dragons were very disciplined in the box, but unable to come up with a win.
Alyssa Killin got two hits and Briar Bergner one in the first game of the doubleheader. Killin also had an RBI.
“As a coaching staff, it was pleasing to see the girls come out and play much better in the second game against Yuma,” said Clayton.
Offensively, the Dragons were a force to be reckoned with, added the coach. She noted there were several extra-base hits in the game, and Killin pitched her best game yet.
But the Indians rallied in the fifth inning to score six runs, while holding HHS to one for the 15-14 Yuma win.
Chandler Gerk hit a triple, and Brooke Parker and Zeiler each hit a double for extra-base hits for the Dragons.
Trixi Presich and Zeiler each had three hits in the game; Killin, Becca Brandt and Chandler Gerk each had two; and Parker and Gabi Pascua each had one.
Zeiler led in RBIs with four. Stolen bases were earned by Catrina Krueger, Presich, Brandt and Zeiler.