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Lady Eagles make it ‘sweet 17’
by Henry Balderamas
Mar 19, 2009 | 289 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After rolling past the Odem Lady Owls, on Friday the 13, the Woodsboro Lady Eagles made it 17 consecutive district wins with a 10-4 victory over the Runge Lady Yellowjackets Tuesday night.

The Lady Eagles have never lost a district game and are also looking for their third consecutive District 31A championship.

Megan Carter went seven innings striking out 13 batters and giving up just four hits. Senior Kaitlin McCool added another piece of history to Woodsboro’s storied program by becoming the second player ever to hit a ball out of the park.

McCool hit a towering shot well above the lights and into the left-field corner with one runner on and two outs in the fifth inning to energize the Lady Eagle faithful.

“It felt really good when it left my bat and I was hoping that I had gotten all of it,” said a very excited McCool. “That is my first ball to go over the fence and I was just glad I could help my team out. We played good enough to win but, we did not come out with our normal intensity. We will need to regain our focus because our district will be tough this year. We have a big target on our backs and the other teams in our district are going to come at us with everything they have.”

The Lady Eagles scored two runs in the first, third, and fourth innings. They added three runs in the fifth and one run in the sixth. Runge scored one run in the sixth to keep the game going and added three more in their last at bat in the seventh inning.

McCool had two hits, two RBI, and two runs, Chelsea Bluemel three hits, two runs, and three stolen bases, Lacie Jochetz one double, one RBI, one run, and one stolen base, Melissa Cisneros one hit, Bria Brown one run, Samantha Lopez three hits, two runs, and one stolen base, Mallory Jessop two hits three RBI, one run, and four stolen bases, Meagan Niemann one run and one stolen base, Valerie Balderamas one hit and one RBI.

The Lady Eagles will next face the Yorktown Kitty Kats tonight. The JV Lady Eagles will start things at 4 p.m. and the varsity will follow at 6.

Friday the 13th was anything but superstitious. It was downright cold and miserable for the Lady Eagles game against Odem.

Despite a steady drizzle and temperatures in the high 40s, the Lady Eagles defeated the Odem Lady Owls 5-2. The win improves Woodsboro’s record to 12-6.

“We really needed this type of game going into district play.” said Coach Jaime Cano. “We minimized our mistakes and we hit the ball hard tonight. We had a couple struggle at the plate but, that is what this game is all about. We need to understand that we have to pick each other up. Whether with the bat or on defense, we have to all pitch in to be successful as a team.”

Woodsboro used a balanced offensive attack with sacrifices and good base running to push their five runs across. Megan Carter and Lacie Jochetz led the way with a total of four hits, three RBI’s, and three stolen bases.

Carter also pitched a no-hitter and struck out eleven batters. The Lady Eagles played great defense as well. Jochetz made a great snag of a line drive just inches off the dirt. Mallory Jessop and Bria Brown both made great catches in the outfield, and Meagan Niemann had a great game at first base.

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