FLEMING ISLAND – Powered by two homers from senior Rebecca Koskey and a nifty double play with Koskey the middle man, the Oakleaf High softball team rolled to an 8-1 district 2-8A win Thurs., March …
FLEMING ISLAND – Powered by two homers from senior Rebecca Koskey and a nifty double play with Koskey the middle man, the Oakleaf High softball team rolled to an 8-1 district 2-8A win Thurs., March 29 at Fleming Island High School. Oakleaf improves to 13-2. Fleming Island falls to 7-5 after a 1-0 win over Middleburg on March 27 with pitcher Morgan Kendrick nailing 17 strikeouts and Halle Corless hitting an RBI double for the lone run.
Oakleaf continues after two major wins; a 1-0 win over ninth-ranked 7A-Gainesville High (13-3) on March 23 and a 2-1 win over 2-8A’s Fletcher on March 28. Against Gainesville, in the seventh inning, Madison Mifsud’s fielder’s choice grounder was enough to put Baylee Goddard across home plate from third base.
In the first inning against Fleming Island, a bunt by Koskey put Katie Kistler across for the first run of the afternoon that ended with Koskey getting nailed at home plate by Fleming Island catcher Anna Hull.
Oakleaf pitcher Madi Davis got two flyouts and a grounder to stymie the Golden Eagles counterattack with Fleming Island pitcher Morgan Kendrick staving off a second attempt at a Knights scoring opportunity with a strikeout and a long fly ball on Kistler leaving baserunner Madison Mifsud on third base.
Davis gave up a full count walk to Madi Lanoux to give Fleming Island a baserunner, but Davis answered with two strikeouts to squash the effort.
After walking Kaylee Lambrecht, Kendrick got tagged by Koskey’s first bomb over the left field fence to up the score to 3-0. Kendrick got two flyouts; Mifsud and Baylee Goddard to squelch future runs.
Davis locked down the Golden Eagle batting lineup with a mix of speed and a tantalizing changeup to keep the basepaths empty in third.’
Kendrick started to lose strike zone target control in the fourth after the third inning barrage and walked the first two batters; Jazmine Lamug and Destiny Pacetti before Lambrecht singled in one run to set up Koskey with another dinger over the centerfield fence for a 6-0 lead.
Kendrick tagged Davis for a solo homer after Goddard to Koskey to first base knocked out two baserunners. The score went to 6-1.
In the seventh, Oakleaf scored two more off a single to Angela Agurkis and an RBI single from Aspen Windesheim and a Lambrecht RBI single.