The O'Neill Eagles softball team took a tough blow from NEN last week at home on Tuesday, Sept. 3, losing 14-2.
North East Nebraska which is Wisner-Pilger, scored seven runs in the second inning. The offensive onslaught by NEN was led by Lillie Timm, Carson Miller, Maria Ras, Mikki Byrne and Londyn Nelson, all driving in runs in the inning.
Nelson earned the victory on the rubber for NEN. She went three innings, allowing two runs on one hit and walking zero.
Morgan Breiner took the loss for O'Neill. She allowed 12 hits and 14 runs over three innings and striking out three.
Alyssa Moser led the Eagles with one hit in one at bats. NEN collected 12 hits. Nelson, Timm and Miller each collected multiple hits for NEN. Nelson went three for three at the plate to lead NEN in hits.
On Thursday, Sept. 5 Briener threw a gem for the Eagles allowing zero runs and besting Pierce by a score of 14-0.
The Eagles got on the board in the first inning when Makenzie Parks singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. The Eagles scored four runs in the fourth inning. The offensive onslaught came from a triple by Parks, a single by Caitlyn Reiser and a groundout by Chloe Scott.
One bright spot for Pierce was a single by Ashton Oestreich in the first inning.
Breiner earned the win for O'Neill. She went four innings, allowing zero runs on two hits and striking out nine.
Madison Altwine took the loss for Pierce. She surrendered 14 runs on nine hits over four innings and striking out four.
The Eagles had nine hits in the game. Parks and Scott all managed multiple hits for the Eagles. Parks led O'Neill with three hits in four at bats. The Eagles didn't commit a single error in the field. Scott had the most chances in the field with nine.