86°F
weather icon Clear

Lady Eagles knock off league champ

Coming through in the clutch, Boulder City High School softball team knocked off 3A Sunrise League champion Moapa Valley 8-3 on April 27, proving its season is far from over.

Suffering a minor setback earlier in the week when they fell to Virgin Valley 13-11 on April 23 without senior star Bailey Bennett-Jordan, the Lady Eagles were focused and ready to play against their rival Pirates in a must-win game with their workhorse back on the mound.

“We really wanted this game, after they came to our house last time and beat us,” Bennett-Jordan said. “We all rallied behind each other and played great up there. If we can play like this in the postseason, I think we have a chance to win a lot of games.”

Stepping up to the challenge herself, Bennett-Jordan was on against the Pirates, striking out nine batters. Throwing seven innings, Bennett-Jordan allowed three runs off of six hits, while her offense did a nice job of backing her up with 12 hits of their own.

“Bailey is doing a great job for us,” head coach Angelica Moorhead said. “We’re so glad to have her back and ready for playoff time. We just need to continue backing her up and taking care of one another.”

Sophomore Ellie Ramsey finished 1-for-4 with two RBIs, while senior Jerra Hinson finished 3-for-4 with an RBI double.

Helping her own cause, Bennett-Jordan finished 1-for-4 with two RBIs, while senior Jordan Moorhead finished 2-for-4 at the plate.

“That was a solid game for the girls,” Angelica Moorhead said. “They were loose and relaxed and knew what they needed to do. It’s always a good feeling to beat them at home. I’m sure we will see them during the playoffs and we will be ready for them again.”

Continuing their dominance on the mound and at the plate, the Lady Eagles defeated Chaparral 8-0 behind 11 hits offensively and 16 strikeouts from Bennett-Jordan.

Overpowering the Cowboys, Bennett-Jordan picked up the win after allowing only three hits, while senior Lily Osman hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning.

Also finishing with two RBIs, junior Marleena Mills batted 2-for-4 at the plate, while junior Ryann Reese finished 3-for-4.

Defeating Southeast Career Technical Academy 22-5 on April 25, Reese finished 2-for-2 with three RBIs, while sophomore Ashley Wishard provided her best effort of the season, finishing 2-for-2 with five RBIs and a double and triple each.

Hitting the cover off the ball against the Roadrunners, senior Summer Coyle finished 1-for-1 with three RBIs, while Jordan Moorhead finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Results from Wednesday’s senior night game against Del Sol will appear in next week’s issue.

Contact Robert Vendettoli at BCRsports@gmail.com.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
 
Eagles’ athletics program tackles weighty issue

Boulder City High School unveiled its new weight room this summer, a facility that rivals those of other high schools in the area.

Football players head to skills camp in Idaho

Looking to improve upon last season’s record, Boulder City High School’s football team will attend a summer skills camp for the first time in five years in Emmett, Idaho.

Yosemite home to iconic American sights

Some of the most stunning and iconic sights in America can be found in Yosemite National Park in California. While most visitors spend days traveling to the park from around the world, Southern Nevadans can get there in less than a day’s drive.

BC enters Little League state tourney as district champs

Representing District II in the Little League junior state tournament, Boulder City is riding a wave of confidence into tonight’s opening matchup with High Desert from District III.

Eagles return the favor: Alumni spend summer coaching young players

Coming back to pay homage to the Boulder City High School baseball program, alums Alec Mathis, Anthony Pacifico and Steve Wagner have been churning out the next crop of future Eagles stars, helping coach the Southern Nevada Eagles 14U team in the Southern Nevada Connie Mack league.

Eagles fall short in tourney

The Southern Nevada Eagles 18U baseball team concluded its season in the Nevada Connie Mack state tournament Saturday, July 6, falling to SLAM Academy 10-8.

Lagan wins pistols competitions

Shooter Alexis “Lexi” Lagan of Boulder City won first place in the women’s air pistols at the 2019 USA Shooting Rifle/Pistol National Championships in Fort Benning, Georgia, on June 27, while setting a national record.

Eagles head to playoffs atop league

The Southern Nevada Eagles 18U baseball team picked up three victories during recent play, continuing their dominance in the Southern Nevada Connie Mack league.

Boys learn more than skills in summer league

Splitting a doubleheader with Pahrump Valley, Southern Nevada Eagles 14U coach Alex Moore said Friday’s atmosphere rivaled that of a high school postseason game, with more on the line than just a victory in the Southern Nevada Connie Mack League.

Nearby ‘sights’ let you chill out

The Las Vegas area, including Boulder City, is literally one of the hottest cities in the nation, something we are reminded of daily this time of the year.