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CH softball can't find a win

By The Herald Staff | 4/28/2014

The Central Heights High School softball team is finding it tough to get victories. The Vikings fell twice to Burlingame Friday at Central Heights.

The Vikings lost 6-5 and 4-2. Kinsey Laird and Katelyn Castleberry paced the Vikings with two hits each in the opener. Whitney Kraus smashed a solo home run.

The Central Heights High School softball team is finding it tough to get victories. The Vikings fell twice to Burlingame Friday at Central Heights.

The Vikings lost 6-5 and 4-2. Kinsey Laird and Katelyn Castleberry paced the Vikings with two hits each in the opener. Whitney Kraus smashed a solo home run.

Kenzie Hayward pitched 6 1/3 innings with five strikeouts.

Kirby Laird had two hits in the nightcap. Hayward hit a double. Castleberry had an RBI.

Megan Davis tossed all seven innings with seven strikeouts.

Central Heights plays today at home against Iola.

Wellsville

WELLSVILLE — The Eagles are proving to be a gritty team, especially against 4A schools. Wellsville earned a sweep of Eudora Friday in Wellsville on senior night.

Wellsville won 8-4 and 6-5 eight innings.

Wellsville appeared to have the opener in the bag with a 6-0 lead after four innings.

Eudora rallied in the fifth inning with four runs.

“Things unraveled a little bit,” Wellsville coach Chris Rose said. “We gave up a three-run homer.”

Wellsville scored two to take the momentum back. Raegan Beckley was the winning pitcher.

“We got out of some big jams,” Rose said. “We made defensive plays when we needed to.

The Eagles and Eudora went back and forth in the second game. Wellsville led 3-1 early, but Eudora took the lead in the sixth inning.

Wellsville was down 5-4 in the seventh inning and scored the tying run on Kaylynn Peacock’s RBI double.

The Eagles defense and pitching held Eudora in the eighth inning.

“We got out of a jam in the eighth,” Rose said. “[Kaylynn] found ways to get big strikeouts. She showed some toughness.”

Moriah Kayhill’s fly to right scored the winning run.

“It was a tough game,” Rose said. “It got us battle tested playing these 4A schools. We found a way to win. We did not play our best.”

Wellsville (12-2) plays Tuesday at Osawatomie.

Game 1

Sparks: 2-4, RBI,

Dougan: 2-3.

Right: 3 RBIs.

Game 2

Peacock: 4-4.

Right: 2-4.

McDaniel: 2-3.

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