Apr 10, 2024

🥎 Southeast Sweeps Lady Knights to Remain Perfect at 8-0

Posted Apr 10, 2024 3:13 PM

Lead Sportswriter - Salina Post

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The Southeast of Saline softball team’s season-opening tear continued on Tuesday, as the Lady Trojans swept a two-game set with their rivals from Sacred Heart.

With mercy-rule victories of 12-2 and 16-0, the Lady Trojans move to 8-0 on the year and 4-0 in league play while the Lady Knights fall to 3-5 and 1-3.

Southeast wasted no time getting to work in the opener of this two-game set, striking for eight runs in the bottom of the first and capitalizing on four Sacred Heart errors.

The Lady Knights settled in after that but the damage was done as SES added two more in the third and one in the fourth and fifth to close out game one 12-2 in short order.

In the circle Lexi Jacobson was dynamite, mowing down 11 Sacred Heart hitters and allowing just two runs on five hits without issuing a single walk all day.

At the plate, seven different Lady Trojans would record a hit, with Brielle Ptacek and Bryna Baird reaching base four times each, including an RBI double for Baird to put the finishing touch on the opener.

While game one stayed fairly competitive late, game two was a massacre, as SES scored 13 runs in the first and three in the second, winning a shutout in just 2.5 innings by a final score of 16-0.

Bryna Baird was excellent in the circle for the Lady Trojans, striking out three and allowing just four total baserunners in the shutout.

Southeast scored 16 runs on seven hits, walking eight times and being hit by four more pitches.

Maddie Harris posted the best day overall between the two games, finishing her day 4-5 at the plate with 4 RBI.

The Lady Knights will return to Salina to take on Valley Heights while the Lady Trojans stay in Gypsum to host the Chapman Lady Irish.

Both games were broadcast last night and are now available to view on-demand.