Even though the weather outside was cold and windy for a softball game, the Adams Softball team was hot on the field on Wednesday evening when they defeated the Argos Dragons by a large deficit 19-0. Two pitchers for Adams, Hailie Charmat and Emmalyn Zielinski combined for a no hitter on Argos to secure the victory.
It was Adams which was in control of the entire game. Offensively, the Eagles got out to a strong start out of the gate. In the first at bat of the game, Haleigh Smith hit a triple that turned into Adams getting the bases loaded over the next few plays. Later in the inning, a strong double from Emily Kidwell brought in Smith, Zielinski, and Olivia VanHeesbeke to put Adams up early 3-0.
It was the second inning however that would go on to secure the win early. The Eagles would go on to score 11 runs in the second inning alone. Once again, Smith came up big for Adams, with a base hit then going on to advance to second on the throw. In the play, Brady Lesher would go on to score. A series of wild pitches, stolen bases, and hot bats for the Eagles allowed even more runners to advance around the bases. Smith, Grace Schell, Zielinski, Kacey Browning, Jenna Trimberger, and Lesher all drove in runs.
Adams kept things going in the third, loading the bases and allowing VanHeesbeke to score again and then in the 4th, Adams would score 4 more runs. With two out, Adams loaded the bases once again. Lacie Wisniewski was walked allowing Lesher to score and with bases still loaded, Adams would score in the next three plate appearances. With a fly ball from Kieara Gill and walks from Lauren Gallegos and Amelia Hoffman, VanHessbeke, Leila Pittman, and Wisniewski would score the remaining 3 runs in the game.
Hailie Charmat was the winning pitcher in the game, going three innings allowing no hits and no runs and streaming out 6 batters. Zielsnki came in to close out the remaining 2 innings.
Smith was three for three at the plate with hits in the game and the Eagles offense had 12 hits, 3 doubles, and one triple and a total of 6 stolen bases.
Adams now improves to 2-1 for the season and will play next at the end of spring break at the Horseshoe Classic on April 10