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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
  • Golden Eagles pound Kewanee

  • The Mercer County Eagles got off to a good start for their season with a 15-5 thrashing of Kewanee.

    "I thought we played well together today," said head coach Cassidy Staker. "Overall, we played well together."


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  • The Mercer County Eagles got off to a good start for their season with a 15-5 thrashing of Kewanee.
    "I thought we played well together today," said head coach Cassidy Staker. "Overall, we played well together."
    "They hit well" said head coach Cassidy Staker. "We talked to the upper classmen. We have to score runs to win ball games. Our pitchers are both under classmen. We need to be able to score runs.
    The golden Ealges got off to a great start sending 12 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first inning and scoring seven runs. The big blow came in the form of Weeks' two run home run over the centerfield fence which made the Golden Eagle lead 4-0.
    Mercer County pitcher Michaela Baker got into some trouble in the top of the second inning and surrendered a pair of runs.
    But Mercer County bounced back and scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning as Morgan Weeks and Kimi Nelson reached base and scored.
    Baker got into a grove on the mound and sat down eight straight hitter between the second and fifth innings.
    Kewanee did score three runs in the top of the fifth inning to cut the Mercer County lead to 11-5.
    The golden Eagles finished off the Boilermakers in the bottom of the fifth hinge Kimi Nelson doubled to lead off the inning and Brooke Johnson singled to bring her around(Nelson scored four times during the game). Taylor Bennett and Karly Matlick each singled and scored on a standup triple from Baker(Bennett reached base four times during the game). Baker's triple gave the Golden Eagles a 10 run lead and secured Mercer County the victory.
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