Softball team splits games with Basehor-Linwood on Thursday, April 9

Jaguars win the first game of their double header, lose second

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Softball team splits games with Basehor-Linwood on Thursday, April 9

Senior Kaitlin Parker and sophomore Kristen Kelly do a handshake to start off the game against Basehor-Linwood on Thursday, April 9. The Jaguars defeated the Bobcats 12-1 in the first game, and fell 5-2 in the second.

Senior Kaitlin Parker and sophomore Kristen Kelly do a handshake to start off the game against Basehor-Linwood on Thursday, April 9. The Jaguars defeated the Bobcats 12-1 in the first game, and fell 5-2 in the second.

By Photo by Margaret Mellott

Senior Kaitlin Parker and sophomore Kristen Kelly do a handshake to start off the game against Basehor-Linwood on Thursday, April 9. The Jaguars defeated the Bobcats 12-1 in the first game, and fell 5-2 in the second.

By Photo by Margaret Mellott

By Photo by Margaret Mellott

Senior Kaitlin Parker and sophomore Kristen Kelly do a handshake to start off the game against Basehor-Linwood on Thursday, April 9. The Jaguars defeated the Bobcats 12-1 in the first game, and fell 5-2 in the second.

Adri Talavera, Jagwire features/A&E editor

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The Jaguar softball team defeated the Basehor-Linwood Bobcats 13-1 in the first game of their double-header, but fell 5-2 in the second game on Thursday, April 9.

According to junior Rienna Schriner, one of the highlights of the first game was the team’s skillful hitting.

“The first game we came out and we totally ate them up,” Schriner said. “We run-ruled them and it was great.”

Freshman Peyton Moeder also believed the team performed better in their first game.

“I think we played well the first game and took advantage of [the other team’s] errors,” Moeder said. “The second game, we didn’t execute our hitting and they took advantage of it.”

Despite the suggestions of head coach Sarah Haub, Schriner believes the team did not play the second game as enthusiastically.

“Haub told us that the second game they were probably going to come back and start hitting, but we came out flat and we just lost that game,” Schriner said. “We were hitting to them and it was just not good.

In the following games, Moeder believes both she and the team should improve their performance.

“As a team, we could use more communication and adapting to pitching changes,” Moeder said. “As an individual, I could work more on my placement hitting.”

The Jaguars will play at the Lansing Lions at Lansing on Tuesday, April 14.

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