St. Elmo softball off to 1-1 start

The St. Elmo High School softball team is 1-1 after playing 2 1/2 games this season. The Lady Eagles lost to Flora, 11-1, in their season-opener last Thursday, and beat Dieterich, 12-1, in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday. The second game against Dieterich was suspended due to darkness after 3 1/2 innings with St. Elmo leading, 7-4. Despite the lopsided result against Flora, coach Tom Fedrigon said his team played as well as the Lady Wolves. Senior Brooke Maxey was 1-for-3. Morgan Myers, also a senior, took the loss in the circle and drove in Maxey in the first inning. The Lady Eagles got their revenge against Dieterich, however, collecting 12 hits in the win, including five for extra bases. ‘I am very pleased with the way we played tonight,’ Fedrigon said. ‘We swung the bat extremely well.’ Courtney Calhoun was 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBI. Samantha Austin was also 3-for-4 with three RBI. Myers rebounded from her rough first outing to strikeout 10 batters in a complete-game effort that evened her record at 1-1. She allowed just one hit. A makeup date for the rest of the second game has not been announced. St. Elmo plays at Noble on Friday at 4:15 p.m.

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