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Ryanne Pistulka throws a ball back in after snatching it off the dirt at St. Paul. Photo courtesy the St. Paul Phonograph - Michael Happ

The O'Neill Eagles Varsity Droped their game to St. Paul after a late score on Thursday, August 27. The game against St. Paul was a heartbreaker for the Eagles, as they lost the lead late in an 8-4 defeat. The game was tied at four with St. Paul batting in the bottom of the sixth when Kosmicki singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. St. Paul fired up the offense in the second inning. Vieth singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run. After O'Neill scored two runs in the top of the fifth, St. Paul answered with two of their own. The Eagles scored when an error scored one run for. St. Paul then answered when Larsen doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

McClellan was credited with the victory for St. Paul. She lasted seven innings, allowing eight hits and four runs while striking out four and walking zero. Emma Smith went one and one-third innings, allowing four runs on two hits and striking out three.

Ryanne Pistulka started the game for O'Neill Eagles Varsity. She went four and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on six hits and striking out six.

The Eagles tallied eight hits. Smith and Marianna Montes all had multiple hits for the Eagles. Montes and Smith each managed two hits to lead O'Neill.

On Saturday, August 22 the Eagles made the long drive to York for some of the toughest competition they will face.The Eagles watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 10-0 loss. York scored on a home run by Lauryn Haggadone, a single by Jami Hoblyn and an error in the first inning.

O'Neill struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing York, giving up ten runs.

York fired up the offense in the first inning. Haggadone hit a solo homer.

One bright spot for the Eagles was a single by Catilyn Reiser in the second inning.

Haggadone was credited with the victory for York. She allowed two hits and zero runs over four innings, striking out seven. Smith went three innings, allowing ten runs on 12 hits, striking out three and walking zero.

Reiser and Smith each collected one hit to lead O'Neill Eagles Varsity.

York racked up 12 hits in the game. Meaghan Rowe, Haggadone, Ashleigh Hills, and Hoblyn each had multiple hits for York. York didn't commit a single error in the field. Mattie Pohl had seven chances in the field, the most on the team.

The Eagles next opponent was Fairbury. O'Neill Eagles Varsity watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 11-1 loss. Fairbury scored on a single by Ellie Ohlde, a double by Josi Mans, a double by Marlee Biehl, and a double by Casidy Sipek in the first inning.

The O'Neill Eagles Varsity struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Fairbury, giving up 11 runs.

Fairbury fired up the offense in the first inning, when Ohlde singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run. Jami Mans got the win for Fairbury. She surrendered zero runs on zero hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out four and walking zero. Aspen DeFrain threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Pistulka surrendered 11 runs on ten hits over three and a third innings. Pistulka led O'Neill Eagles Varsity with one run batted in. She went 0-for-1 on the day.

Ohlde led Fairbury with three hits in three at bats. Fairbury didn't commit a single error in the field. Biehl had five chances in the field, the most on the team.

The final game of the day on Saturday the Eagles watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 9-0 loss to GICC. GICC scored on a double by Kiernan Paulk in the first inning. The Eagles struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing GICC, giving up nine runs. GICC got things moving in the first inning. Paulk drove in two when she doubled. Andrea Palma was the winning pitcher for GICC. She went five innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out eight and walking zero. Pistulka lasted three innings, allowing six hits and five runs while striking out one.

The Eagles were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Harley Cahoy had the most chances in the field with three. GICC racked up nine hits. Paulk, Alexis Mudloff, and Jessica Zehendner all managed multiple hits for GICC. GICC didn't commit a single error in the field. Avery O'Boyle had the most chances in the field with six.

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