NE 1B SOFTBALL: Springdale sweeps Republic to open season

(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)

Lady Chargers offense explodes for 31 runs in two games…

Springdale had its first double header of the season, and started things out about as well as you can as a softball team. Hosting Republic, the Lady Chargers picked up a 16-5 win in the first matchup and won the night cap 15-0 in three innings.

Charlee Zollman pitched both games for Springdale, striking out four in the first game. Centerfielder Connie Sagmiller also played some great defense, making a great catch in the grass along with backhanding a hard hit grounder as well.

The Springdale softball team began the season 2-0. (Courtesy photo)

In the second game, Kaylynn Lyons made a great heads up play trying to get the lead runner going to third as the tag was applied by Jaylei Stricker.

Offensively, Ayden Matherly hit a nice double to centerfield in Game 2 and got two RBI’S.

“The game provided the team a good opportunity to work on baserunning situations,” Springdale coach Heidi Smith said.