The Pierce City Lady Eagles (8-2) are on fire, winning five consecutive games in the last five days.
The Lady Eagles defeated rival Miller 4-2 on Tuesday night.
"Our pitching and defense has carried us this week," said Head Coach Darin Henderson. "We have struggled at the plate a little but we are still finding a way to score runs."
|Sara Stearns (5-1) got the win. She threw seven innings, struck out 11 and allowed two hits.|
Kaelyn Osborn went three for four at the plate. Emily Ashley went one for four with a run scored and two stolen bases.
On Monday night Pierce City defeated Wheaton 4-1.
McKenzie Moreland (3-1) got the win. She pitched seven innings, allowed one earned run and struck out eight.
The Pierce City Lady Eagles softball team also won the Walnut Grove Tournament last Saturday.
|Enroute to the championship, Pierce City defeated Dadeville 7-2 in the first game.|
|Moreland pitched six innings, struck out eight and allowed five hits.|
|Osborn went two for four from the plate with a run scored and one RBI. Makina Kelly went one for one with a triple and two walks.|
In game two, the Lady Eagles downed Houston 6-1.
|Stearns pitched seven innings, struck out nine and allowed five hits.|
Osburn went one for four with a home run. Gabby Phillips went three for three with an RBI and a run scored.
"Houston was a good win for us," Henderson said. "We played solid defense and hit the ball extremely well."
Pierce City defeated Walnut Grove 1-0 in eight innings to win the championship.
Stearns got the win, pitching eight innings, allowing five hits and striking out eight.
McKenzie Moreland went two for three at the plate. Faith Strong was one for two, including a bunt single in the eighth inning.
"The Walnut Grove win was a very good one for us," Henderson said. "The girls played hard all night and would never let up. It was one of the best games I have ever been a part of.
"We faced a two-time All-State pitcher, and the girls never backed down. We only managed four hits but that is a lot more than most teams get off of her," Henderson said. "We made her throw a lot of pitches and work hard. It was a great team effort; everyone contributed. It was great to see the girls step up and prove they can beat anyone that they play."
Stearns, Ashley, Brittany Young and Osborn made the All-Tournament team.
Pierce City travels to Dadeville Thursday night.