Lady Knights slug out first win at Sheffield

The Eisenhower Lady Knights’ bats woke up in a big way for their first win of the season, 21-1 over Sheffield in a district-crossover game Friday afternoon.

Ike led 11-1 after four innings and tacked on 10 more in the fifth to put the mercy-rule in effect.

“We gained a ton of confidence in the last three innings of our game against Iroquois,” said Eisenhower coach R.J. Williams. “This was our third game this week after playing once a week (to start the season). They’re starting to get some reps in, and you can see it in the way they played today.”

Ashley Barnett was a perfect 5-for-5 with four runs scored to lead the Lady Knights at the plate. Kristen Wagner was 4-for-5, Haylie Birt was 3-for-4 with three RBI, Dakota Williams was 2-for-3 with three RBI, and Kellie Coons was 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Freshman Emily Grove went 2-for-3 for Sheffield.

Jocelyn Courtney threw all five innings to earn the win for Eisenhower.

The Lady Knights (1-5) host Titusville on Tuesday and Sheffield (2-5) travels to Johnsonburg on Monday.

EISENHOWER (21): Wagner, 2b, 5-3-4-2, Barnett, lf, 5-4-5-1, Birt, 3b, 4-3-3-3, Williams, ss, 3-2-2-3, Courtney, p, 4-2-2-0, Stanton, c, 3-2-1-1, Trumbull, cf, 4-2-2-0, Schutt, dp, 4-1-1-1, Zortman, rf, 0-0-0-0, Coons, 1b, 3-2-2-2. Team 35-21-22-13.

SHEFFIELD (1): Grove, c, 3-0-2-0, Fiscus, cf, 3-0-0-0, Pierson, p, 3-0-0-0, Baldensperger, lf, 2-0-1-0, Orinko, 2b, 2-0-1-0, Mihalic, dp, 3-0-0-0, Rockwell, 1b, 0-0-0-0, Maines, ss, 1-0-0-0, Pratz, 2-1-1-0, Moore, rf, 1-0-0-0. Team 20-1-5-0.

Eisenhower 614 0(10) – 21 22

Sheffield 000 10 – 1 5

2B-Courtney (E), Trumbull (E), Birt (E). 3B-Barnett (E), Wagner (E). WP-Courtney. LP-Pierson.