Emily Eckroth and Rachel Eytalis each notched a pair of hits to help South steamroll Eagle River 18-2 Saturday in a Cook Inlet Conference softball game at Albrecht Fields, where 20 inches of snow sat little more than a week ago. "They did a really good job of fixing the field up and getting it ready," South coach Andy Fowkes said. "I was surprised."
Eckroth and Eytalis each drove in two runs, with Eckroth coming around to score four times and Eytalis scoring three times. Samantha Fowkes pitched a two-hitter for the Wolverines, striking out three batters in a game shortened to four innings due to mercy rules.
Sarah Peyton led Eagle River hitters, going 2 for 2 and scoring a run.
East 6, Service 3
East pitcher Sydney Smith scattered six hits and struck out five Saturday in a complete-game effort that helped the Thunderbirds to a 6-3 win over Service in a CIC softball game at Albrecht Fields.
Smith also helped on the offensive side, going 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI. East's Erika Meyerson and Marrisa Davidson both went 2 for 3 as well.
Stephanie Compton led Service with a 2-for-3 effort that included a double and a run scored.