By William /

It was a rough afternoon on Tuesday for the Canton/Galva softball team as they went on the road to play Ell-Saline and returned with a pair of losses, losing 12-7 and 15-0.

The two losses drop the Lady Eagles to 8-4 on the season heading into a home doubleheader on Friday with Sedgwick.

Canton/Galva jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first two innings of game one and lead 5-1 going into the bottom of the fourth when Ell-Saline poured six runs across the plate to take a 7-5 lead. After the Lady Eagles tied the score at 7-7 in the sixth, Ell-Saline put five more runs across in the bottom of the sixth to take and earn the final 12-7 win.

Jordan Friesen went the first five innings on the mound for the Lady Eagles, giving up 10 hits and six earned runs while striking out seven and walking just two with 97 pitches. Taygen O’Hara worked the final inning and gave up the final five runs on five hits.

Gracie Kidd went 4-for-4 at the plate for the Lady Eagles and knocked in three of the teams runs while pounding out a double. Julia Allen, and Cora Schamp each had three hits with Allen also hitting for a double.

In the nightcap the Lady Eagles never got the offense going while Ell-Saline put up 15 runs in the first four innings to gain the 15-0 shutout victory.

Gracie Kidd and Jordan Friesen pitched for Canton/Galva giving up 16 hits while walking four and striking out just three. The Lady Eagle defense committed five errors in the game as well.

Only Julia Allen had a multiple hit game with two as the bats were silent.



LADY EAGLES           2-1-0-2-0-2-0=7-16-4

Ell-Saline                   0-0-1-6-0-5-X=12-15-1

LADY EAGLES PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB): Jordan Friesen 5.1-97-10-7-6-7-2; Taygen O’Hara 1.0-28-5-5-5-0-2. Team Totals: 6.0-125-15-12-11-7-4.

LADY EAGLES HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): Brecken Pearson 1-4-1-0-3; Julia Allen 4-2-3-0-0; Gracie Kidd 4-1-4-3-0; Jordan Friesen 3-0-1-1-1; Taygen O’Hara 4-0-1-1-0; Raegan Hawkinson 4-0-2-0-0; Cora Schamp 4-0-3-1-0; Brooke Stephan 4-0-0-0-0; Nicole Miller 4-0-1-0-0; Kinsey Dawes 0-0-0-0-0. Team Totals: 32-7-16-6-4. 2B (2): Allen, Kidd – 1. SB (3): Allen, Kidd, Friesen – 1.


LADY EAGLES           0-0-0-0-X-X-X=0-4-5

Ell-Saline                   2-4-1-8-X-X-X=15-16-0

LADY EAGLES PITCHING (IP-P-H-R-ER-SO-BB): Gracie Kidd 3.2-86-13-13-12-2-4; Jordan Friesen 0.1-12-3-2-2-1-0. Team Totals: 4.0-98-16-15-14-3-4.

LADY EAGLES HITTING (AB-R-H-RBI-BB): Brecken Pearson 1-0-1-0-1; Julia Allen 2-0-2-0-0; Gracie Kidd 2-0-0-0-0; Jordan Friesen 2-0-0-0-0; Taygen O’Hara 2-0-0-0-0; Raegan Hawkinson 2-0-0-0-0; Cora Schamp 2-0-1-0-0; Brooke Stephan 2-0-0-0-0; Emma Herrera 1-0-0-0-0. Team Totals: 16-0-4-0-1.

(William is a free-lance writer covering McPherson County Activities – he can be reached at