Lady Eagles soar in district opener, defeat Phoenix 15-0

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 29, 2008


Sports Editor

Opening a season against a district opponent can be a tough task. Before even learning what your team is capable of when live play begins, you’re put in the position to play one of your most important games.

Nonetheless, Reserve Christian was put in that position on Tuesday, and feels pretty good today. The Eagles defeated district foe Phoenix in stunning fashion, winning 15-0 at home.

The game went only 3 innings, as the Eagles won via the 15-run rule.

Reserve (1-0) put nine runs up in the first inning, effectively putting Phoenix away from the get-go. The Eagles added five more in the second inning, and one in the third to finish the game.

Madison Reeves, in many ways, got more run support than she needed. The Eagles’ starter struck out nine of the 13 batters she faced, walking the other four. Reeves (1-0) allowed no hits.

“I’m certainly pleased to start with a win,” said Reserve Coach Michael Reeves. “I don’t think we expected to win in that kind of fashion, but we knew we’d be good defensively and hitting the ball. We were really pleased with the pitching effort.”

Krista Robinson was 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs to lead the Eagles.

Reeves had two RBIs of her own. Amanda Watson was 2-for-3, as was Amy Duarpau.

Michael Reeves said that the win certainly created an aura of excitement around the team.

“They’re real excited right now. They’ve never won a lot in the past, and we hope for this one to carry over,” he said. “I’m looking forward to what should be a good season. We’d like to make the playoffs, and I think we can get there.”