On Saturday, the varsity softball team competed in the Liz Jensen Memorial Varsity Softball Tournament at Kelloggsville. The Eagles dominated both of their opponents and took home the trophy. In their first game, Kent City played the host Rockets. The Eagles cruised to a 12-1 win behind stellar pitching and 15 hits. Alyssa Larson once again controlled the pitching circle by throwing a 1 hitter, striking out 11, and giving up only 2 walks. The Kent City bats were smoking hot despite the chilly temperatures. They tallied 15 total hits in the game, including a solo home run by Janelle Krueger and a three run homer from Larson. Samara Kolehouse ripped a triple and a single, and Mikayla Loew added 2 doubles of her own. Kenzie Bowers and Kennedy Campbell also had 2 hits apiece in the game.
Kent City’s second game was against Allegan. This was also a comfortable win; the final score was 14-4. Mackenzie Mortensen got the win for the Eagles defensively, striking out 12 and giving only 4 walks. She looked comfortable and confident in her best outing of the season. The offense supported her in typical fashion, banging out 11 hits in the game. Nicole McCullough joined the home run club with an absolute missile against the Rockets deep over the left field fence. Krueger and Larson each stayed hot at the plate with 3 hits.
The Eagles are riding a 9 game win streak going into a very busy week on the road. On Monday, they travel to White Cloud for a single make-up game. They will then head to Holton on Tuesday for a critical league doubleheader. The team plays at Davenport University on Thursday to take on the neighbors to the north, Grant. Wrapping up the week, the Eagles will make their way to Lakeview for another conference doubleheader.