The Lady Leafs are 15 games into the season which is almost halfway through. The Myrtle Beach trip is well behind us and we are getting into the meat of our conference schedule. At this point we sit at 11-4, with three of those losses coming by a score of 3-2. The girls understand that a loss is only bad if you do not learn something. We hope the girls have turned a corner this past week by beating a very good Erie/Prophetstown team in walk-off fashion by a score of 3-2. Rachel Varland scored Maddie Mackey with a double to right field. Jennifer Yager pitched six outstanding innings and was relieved by Mackey who finished things off with a strong seventh. This was followed up by a 10-1 win over conference foe Ottawa, in which Mackey took a perfect game into the 7th inning. After a solid lead-off single, Maddie was relieved by Jennifer Yager who finished off the Lady Pirates.
Next week has a full schedule of games starting with a trip to Galesburg on 4/20, Pack the Park Night against Dekalb on Wednesday. A rematch with conference leader Sterling on Thursday. The week ends with four games in Washington, Illinois at the competitive Panther Classic. Hopefully the Lady Leafs can keep the momentum through a difficult week.
One home game this week. Come support the Lady Leafs!!