The David City-East Butler-Shelby-Rising City softball team used strong offense and pitching in a sweep of their home triangular Sept. 23.
“Offensively we were able to make solid contact all night with a number of extra base hits,” Scouts coach Greg Jahde said. “We also seemed to be focused much better than we were on Tuesday night.”
In the first game against Madison-Humphrey- Lindsay Holy Family, Elizabeth Benes led the way for the Scouts with two hits and three runs batted in. David City also took advantage of five walks, and stole six bases. in the game. On the mound Jordan Roberts struck out six, and gave up only two runs in a 12-2 victory. for the Scouts.
Against Polk County, almost every one contributed for David City in a true team victory.
Abby Pierce and Jordan Roberts recorded two hits and RBIs in apiece. Seven Scouts knotched hits. and in total seven girls for the Scouts got hits. Aspyn Harrison used only 55 pitches to take care of Polk County in a 12-0 victory in three innings.
The Scouts recorded one error in the first game.
“The past four games or so we really struggled in the field to make routine plays,” Jahde said. “Tonight, we seemed to make every play that we needed to. I was happy how we responded after a poor game on Tuesday night.”
Monday's home game against Milford was cancelled and no makeup date was set. On Thursday, the Scouts face Twin River at home in a make-up game from the Schuyler Triangular early in the season.
David City Triangular
September 23 at David City
Scouts 2 0 0 1 2 7 – 12 5 1
M-H_LHF 0 0 0 0 0 2 – 2 6 6
Polk County 0 0 0x x x x – 0 2 0
Scouts 8 4 x x x x x -12 9 0
Huskies’ big inning sinks Scouts
The David City-East Butler-Shelby-Rising City softball team gave up eight runs in the opening inning against host Aurora on Sept. 19. The Huskies held off the Scouts and added three runs in the fourth inning to win the shortened game 11-2.
“That first inning was a disaster for us defensively,” said Scouts coach Greg Jahde. “I just feel like we weren’t focused enough and ready to go out of the gate. Once we dug that hole we just simply couldn’t recover. I’m just disappointed. We can’t dwell on it. We just have to move on from it and play better next game.”
September 19 at Aurora
Scouts 1 0 1 0 0 -2 7 5
Aurora 8 0 0 3 x -11 8 1