Local Sports Journal

The Fremont Packers posted a pair of tough victories on the softball field on Monday. In the opener, Fremont defeated Kent City 7-6 in eight innings and 8-7 in the nightcap.

In the opener, Fremont scored five runs in the top of the eighth and Kent City came back with four and fell one run short.

Maddie Abshier took the loss on the mound for Kent City. She struck out three, walked two and allowed eight hits.

Justine Wolter had three hits, Ella Clay and Abshier had two hits and two RBI each.

In the second game, Fremont, which was the home team, scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to win it.

Ella Clay took the loss on the mound for Kent City. She had eight strikeouts. She knocked in two runs on two singles. Abshier had three RBI. Janae Atwood had two hits, including a double. Shelby Nelson had two singles.

Tonight was two great games,” Eagle coach Krisha Hoffman said. “Both teams continued to push every inning. We haven’t had any extra inning games this year so it was a great learning experience for some of my girls who have never experienced the International Tie Breaker rule.

“Today we walked away learning a lot amnd again seeing how we need to execute on the little things defensively and offensively. I give a lot of credit to Fremont’s hitters – they always seemed to find the hole & put their hits together.”