In a battle of rival schools – Eastside and Newton – the Lady Eagles prevailed with ease topping their county rival 15-3.
It began as a close game, the Lady Eagles struck first as McKenzie Powell laid down a bunt to score Caitlin Ray who got on with a double to center. An error scored one more run for the Lady Eagles and they were up 2-0 early in the top of the first.
A triple by the Lady Rams’ Ciara Bryan started off the inning for Newton a throwing error by Ray allowed Bryan to score on a hit from Katie Ammons. Ammons would steal third on a passed ball before scoring on the next hit. Newton ended the inning in a tie game at 2-2.
However, that would be most of the offense Newton had, despite Madison Chronic pitching well, the Lady Rams made a bevy errors that led to the 15-3 loss.
Newton drops to 0-7 on the season and the Lady Eagles improve to 2-5.