Gaels continue hot streak
HAMPTON — The St. Edmond softball team continued to showcase their offense here Friday night, earning an 8-1 victory over Hampton-Dumont.
After scoring 16 runs Wednesday at Clarion-Goldfield/Dows, and 12 more vs. North Union Thursday night, the Gaels plated five quick runs in the first vs. the Bulldogs.
Devyn Scott rocked a bases loaded, two-out, 3-2 pitch for a double, clearing the bases and sparking the five-run frame. Scott went 2-for-4 with four steals and two runs on the night.
Over on the baseball diamond at the same time, Scott’s younger brother, Peyton was pitching SEHS to a victory over Hampton-Dumont with nine strikeouts.
“Devyn just had an incredible, incredible night,” SEHS head coach Nick Clark said. “Along with being a force at the plate, she was phenomenal in right, making several plays that either saved runs or kept runners from advancing.”
Jocy Timmerman and Ella Vratny each had two hits, with Vratny driving in three and striking out five inside the circle.
Erin Flattery drove in Rylee Kinney after Kinney hit a triple in the second, as St. Edmond added two more runs in the third on a Vratny double that just missed clearing the fences.
“Ella absolutely crushed the ball,” Clark said. “We were really aggressive and took advantage of what they were giving us.
“We got another great effort from Ella and the defense was stellar behind her, playing lights-out.”
Timmerman extended her hit streak to 11 games, Kinney pushed her streak to 10 with both Flattery and Oberg now sitting at eight games in a row with a hit.
St. Edmond returns to action on Monday when they host Webster City at Rogers Park.
The Gaels lost the junior varsity contest, 9-8. Alyson Nieland had a two-RBI double.