Haley Van Overbeke, pictured at right, celebrates with her teammates after hitting one of her pair of two-run home runs in the first game against Chase County Sept. 1. — Michelle Van Overbeke
Dragon offense sweeps Chase County in doubleheader
Holyoke bats started early and proved unstoppable at Tuesday’s home doubleheader against the Chase County, Nebraska, Longhorns.
Holyoke came away with two victories, 20-4 and 16-5, to even their record at 2-2 for the season.
Coach Sherman Kage was pleased with the improvement in the batter’s box. “We were a lot more patient at the plate,” he said, “and that led to some great hits.”
Holyoke 20, Chase County 4
The Dragons hit the ball hard and often in game one. Eight of the Dragons’ 16 hits were for extra bases.
Chase County scored twice in the top of the first inning, but Holyoke responded by plating three on three hits in the bottom of the first.
The Longhorns were held scoreless in the top of the second. The frame ended with a double play when the batter struck out and a base runner was caught stealing second.
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