EATON — Eaton’s softball team pounded six home runs and six doubles, leading to a two-game sweep of league rival Monroe last week.
The Eagles run-ruled the Hornets 22-1 on the road in five innings on Monday, April 26, and a day later downed the visiting Hornets 16-4, again in five innings.
In the first game, senior Claire Sorrell led the offensive charge, going 5-for-5 with four doubles, a home run and driving in six runs.
She doubled in the first, third, twice in the fourth, and homered in the fifth.
Junior Anna Kramer added another double as the Eagles set a single-season record with 61 doubles and counting.
The Eagles wasted little time in taking control of the game, scoring six runs in the first inning. They added three more in the third, seven in the fourth and closed out the scoring with six in the fifth.
In the fourth, the offense was led by Kendall Miller, Erika Wilkinson, Olivia Baumann, Macy Wright, and Sorrell, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Wilkinson pitched the Eagles to victory. The senior went four innings, allowing one run on one hit, striking out five and walking none. Samantha Witte threw one inning in relief.
Eaton hit three home runs on the day. In addition to Sorrell’s homer, Baumann (four RBIs) put one out in the first inning and Abbie Bryant launched her first career home run in the fifth inning.
Eaton collected 16 hits on the day. Sorrell, Wilkinson (2-for-4, two RBIs), Kramer (2-for-4), and Bryant (2-for-4) all collected multiple hits.
On Tuesday, the Eagles added three more home runs and a double to earn the win.
Sorrell continued with the hot bat going 2-for-2 with a double and three RBI’s.
Eaton led 3-1 after the first inning then broke the game open with a seven-run second inning.
In the second, junior Allison Mowen (2-for-3, three RBIs) homered, scoring two runs to give the Eagles a 5-3 lead. Baumann (2-for-3, two RBIs) homered, scoring two runs to make it a 7-3 game. Kramer delivered a three-run shot to extend the lead to 10-3 after two innings.
In the third, Eaton added six more runs.
Wilkinson earned the win, going three innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, striking out two and walking none. Witte and Mowen entered the game to close out the game in relief.
Eaton had 17 hits on the night. Wilkinson (3-for-3), Carsyn Lammers (2-for-4), Sorrell, Baumann, Miller (2-for-2), and Mowen each had multiple hits.
Eaton is scheduled to close out the regular season with five games this week.
The Eagles were scheduled to host Bradford on Monday, May 3, but that game was postponed until Monday, May 10. The Railroaders are ranked fourth in the state in Division IV and are led by Ohio University signee Skipp Miller.
On Tuesday, Eaton was scheduled to host Talawanda. On Thursday, Eaton will visit Oakwood to close out SWBL play and on Friday they will travel to Tri-County North. Eaton will wrap up the week hosting Northmont on Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m.
Baseball team run-rules Monroe
The Eagles pounded out 16 hits and scored in every inning, claiming an 11-0 win over Monroe in six innings on Monday, April 26.
Senior Travis Pittman earned the win, going five innings and allowing four hits and striking out two. Sophomore Reid Tinstman pitched an inning in relief, striking out two.
Eaton scored single runs in the first and second innings, then added two in the third, three in the fourth and two each in the fifth and sixth innings. Six players had at least two hits.
Junior Christian Reyna went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Sophomore Brock Ebright, junior Jakob Keller, Pittman, sophomore Brady Rice (two RBIs) and Tinstman all had two hits. Junior Theo Winings also drove in a pair of runs.
Eaton, now 7-6 overall and 6-3 in the SWBL Southwestern Division, have 10 games scheduled over the final two weeks of the season.
They were scheduled to host Twin Valley South on Monday, May 3. The game was postponed and no make-up date has been set as of press time. On Tuesday, Eaton was scheduled to host Bellbrook.
The Eagles will then host Monroe on Wednesday and will visit Carlisle on Thursday and Arcanum on Friday.
Eaton will close out the week with a trip to Coldwater on Saturday.
Reach Eddie Mowen Jr. at 937-683-4061 and follow on Twitter @emowenjr