CASSTOWN – Miami East has a huge slate of six games in six days this week with four of them being against league opponents. And Monday the Lady Vikings started off the week with a very impressive 13-2 win over Riverside in six innings.
The Lady Vikings scored two in the first and one in the second and held a dangerous Riverside team scoreless through three innings for a 3-0 lead. The Lady Pirates broke through with two runs in the top of the fourth and the game went into the bottom of the fifth with Miami East clinging to a 3-2 lead.
Miami East broke the game open in the bottom of the fifth with seven runs and then after shutting Riverside down in the top of the sixth the Lady Vikings ended the game via run rule with three runs in the bottom half of the inning.
Jaqueline Kadel went the distance and allowed eight hits, three walks and struck out six batters. She also helped herself out at the plate by going 3-for-4 with a double and scoring three runs.
Madison Maxson went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs, while Reagan Howell had two base hits in four at bats and Kiera Kirby pounded out two doubles.
The biggest hit for Miami East came off the bat of Jaycee Roeth, who connected on a home run and drove in four runs in the contest.
“We came out hitting the ball well,” commented Miami East coach Brian Kadel. “Our defense did a better job tonight of stepping up and making plays.”
The performance gives Miami East, who is now 6-2 in the TRC and 8-5 overall, momentum heading into Tuesday’s showdown at Milton-Union, who sits atop the league standings with an 8-1 league record. Milton-Union defeated Miami East 8-6 in extra innings in a game where the Lady Vikings gave up six unearned runs.