In the first game on Saturday the Eagles lost the lead late in a 5-3 defeat to South Sioux City. SSC trailed 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Grace McBride doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs. Ella Meyers earned the victory in the circle for SSC. She went seven innings, allowing three runs on four hits, striking out five and walking one.
Morgan Breiner took the loss for the Eagles Varsity. She allowed six hits and five runs over six innings, striking out eight.
Alyssa Moser, Kalarisa Munoz, Becky Hupp, and Chloe Scott each collected one hit to lead O'Neill.SSC racked up six hits. McBride, Jordyn Wendte and Hope Rose each collected multiple hits for SSC.
In the second game the Eagles Breiner threw a shutout to lead O'Neill past West Point/Beemer 1-0 on Saturday.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Breiner struck out seven, while Abbey Dale sat down eight.
A single by Jamie Pierce in the third inning was a positive for West Point/Beemer.
Breiner earned the win for O'Neill O'Neill Eagles Varsity. She surrendered zero runs on two hits over seven innings, striking out seven.
Dale took the loss for West Point/Beemer. She lasted six and a third innings, allowing five hits and one run while striking out eight.
Moser went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Eagles Varsity in hits.
In the last game for the Eagles on Saturday it came down to the last play, but the Eagles were on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat to Ponca. The game was tied at two with Ponca batting in the bottom of the seventh when Ashlyn Kingsbury was struck by a pitch, driving in a run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Ponca pitchers struck out three, while the Eagles sat down ten.
Ponca knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the sixth inning. Kingsbury doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
Katie Janssen was the winning pitcher for Ponca. She went seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out three.
Breiner took the loss for the Eagles. She lasted six and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and three runs while striking out ten.
Moser, Munoz, Parks and Scott all had one hit to lead O'Neill.
Earlier in the week on Thursday the game against Highway 91 was a heartbreaker for the Eagles, as they lost the lead late in a 12-4 defeat. The game was tied at four with Highway 91 batting in the top of the eighth when Faith Indra singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.
The Eagles struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Highway 91, giving up 12 runs.
The Eagles put up three runs in the sixth inning. The Eagles big inning was driven by a groundout by Scott, by Emma Wrede and an error on a ball put in play by Moser.
Jaedyn Ratzlaff got the win for Highway 91. She allowed three hits and four runs over eight innings, striking out eight.
Breiner took the loss for the Eagles. She surrendered 11 runs on seven hits over eight innings, striking out ten.
Emma Smith went two for four at the plate to lead O'Neill in hits.
Indra led Highway 91 with three hits in five at bats.