In Pierre’s home opener at the Oahe Sports Complex, the Pierre Varsity softball team started the day off against Tri-Valley winning 13-0 in 3 innings. The bats were on fire as Pierre collected 11 hits and 7 stolen bases as a team. The bottom of the line-up led the way in hits for Pierre as Kayleigh Deuis went 2-3 with a double, 2 stolen bases, and a run. Teyah Lewis went 2-2 with a walk, RBI, and 2 runs while Kara Weiss went 2-3 with an RBI, 2 stolen bases, and one run. Megan Switzer had the shot of the day going 1-2 with a homerun to deep left center. Khalan Smart went 1-2 with 2 RBI, 2 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases and Hannah Lemieux also added her name to the RBI column with a deep triple down the left field line. Shelby Roman picked up the win pitching a no-hitter with 4 strikeouts.
Pierre faced Vermillion in their second game of day. After giving up a run in the top of the first, Pierre scored twice in the bottom half of the first inning and never looked back – scoring three more runs throughout the game to win 5-1. Khalan Smart and Kayleigh Deuis led the way for Pierre batting 2-3 with 2 RBI and 3 RBI, respectively. Teyah Lewis and Camrie Leimbach also went 2-3 while Megan Switzer went 1-2 with a double. Defensively for Pierre, Megan Switzer snagged two hard-hit line drives down the right field baseline in the outfield for outs, ending potential rallies for Vermillion. Kenzie Gronlund picked up the win on the mound pitching all five innings, only allowing 3 hits, no walks, and tallying 9 strike outs against 19 batters faced. Pierre Varsity is now 4-0 on the season.
The Pierre Fall ballers are off for Labor Day weekend, but will resume play September 13th when they travel to Tea to play Tea Area and West Central. Pierre will have senior day against Madison and Baltic in its final home stand September 20th.
- Harrisburg 57 pts. (10 first place votes)
- Sioux Falls Lincoln 41 pts (2 first place votes)
- Brandon Valey 39 pts
- Sioux Falls Roosevelt 16 pts
- Yankton 9 pts
Receiving Rapid City Stevens, Sioux Falls O’Gorman, Watertown