Apr 03, 2024

Lady Trojans Rout Republic County, Move to 4-0

Posted Apr 03, 2024 1:48 PM

Lead Sportswriter - Salina Post

Salina Regional Orthopedic & Sports Medicine- Your home-field advantage starts here.
Salina Regional Orthopedic & Sports Medicine- Your home-field advantage starts here.

Southeast of Saline’s softball team picked up right where they left off on Tuesday, sweeping Republic County in dominant fashion to remain a perfect 4-0 on the year.

With wins of 19-1 and 14-1, the Lady Trojans also open league play at 2-0 while the Lady Buffs drop to 0-2 and 2-4 overall.

SES has won all four of their games by mercy rule and already holds a run differential of +51 less than a full week into their season.

It took the Southeast bats some time to warm up in the first game of their doubleheader as the Lady Trojans led just 3-1 after three, but a six-run fourth and a ten-run fifth allowed SES to put the opener to bed 19-1.

It turns out those three runs would have been more than enough as Lexi Jacobson was masterful once again in the circle, fanning eight batters and allowing just one unearned run on two hits all day.

Once Southeast turned up the heat they never looked back, as the top four bats in the order combined for ten hits, driving in ten more in the process.

Game two saw more of the same as SES allowed just one more run while striking for four in the first, five in the second, one in the third, and two more in the fourth and fifth for a 14-1 win.

This time it was Bryna Baird’s turn to baffle batters from the circle, allowing one run on three hits, striking out six, and walking just two.

Baird helped her own cause at the plate as well, recording three RBI on three hits, contributing more than the entire Republic County lineup combined.

It was also a good day at the plate for junior Abby Wyatt, who brought two more runs in to score on three hits.

The Lady Trojans will be back in action this Friday when they travel to Abilene for a 4:30 doubleheader with the Cowgirls.