Getting the out

She is out! O'Neill's Brooke Benson makes a leap for an out in action against Pierce on Thursday evening. Photo by Terry Miles

The O'Neill Eagles took two wins last week downing NEN and Pierce in regular action at home.

The Lady Eagles defeated NEN 10-8 on Tuesday after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at six with O'Neill Eagles Varsity batting in the top of the eighth when Ayden  Dugan singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.

Bats blistered as O'Neill Eagles Varsity collected 12 hits and NEN tallied nine in the high-scoring game.

NEN got things started in the first inning when an error scored one run for them.

In the top of the seventh inning, the Eagles tied things up at six. Alison  Dugan's sac fly scored one run.

Morgan Breiner took the win for O'Neill Eagles Varsity. She surrendered seven runs on nine hits over eight innings, striking out three and walking one.

Londyn Nelson took the loss for NEN. She surrendered nine runs on 12 hits over seven innings, striking out two.

The Lady Eagles collected 12 hits on the day. Alyssa Moser, Brooke Benson and Ayden Dugan all managed multiple hits for the Eagles. Moser led  with three hits in four at bats.

NEN tallied nine hits. Carson Miller and Nelson each managed multiple hits for NEN. Miller went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead NEN in hits.

On Thursday, Aug. 30  Breiner shut down Pierce, throwing a complete game shutout and leading the Eagles to an 8-0 victory on Thursday.

The O'Neill Eagles Varsity put up four runs in the fifth inning. O'Neill Eagles Varsity batters contributing to the big inning included Catilyn Reiser and  Benson, both driving in runs in the inning.

One bright spot for Pierce was a single by Lizzie Hammer in the first inning.

Breiner was the winning pitcher for O'Neill Eagles Varsity. She went six innings, allowing zero runs on four hits, striking out nine and walking one.

Kaylee Dvorak took the loss for Pierce. She lasted four innings, allowing one hit and three runs while striking out one.

Reiser and Benson each collected one hit to lead O'Neill. The Eagles were sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Benson made the most plays with 12.

Pierce racked up four hits in the game. Brianna Aguilera and Hammer each managed multiple hits for Pierce.






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