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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Eagles baseball pushes it to end of season

Hailee Marty

Hailee Marty fields a ball for the Eagles at second base.

The St. John/Endicott/ LaCrosse baseball team finished 2-17 on the year, playing their final two games Tuesday night at home (Endicott) against Reardan.

The Eagles lost 23-3 and 19-6.

In the first game, SJEL got RBI-hits from Doug Stach and Conr Hergert, along with a single each from Teagan Langston and Glory Dickerson.

In game two, on the mound for the Eagles, Stach pitched 4 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts. At bat, St. John/Endicott/LaCrosse totaled eight hits, including two each from Dylan Campbell and Brady Pitts.

On Saturday, May 4, the Eagles went to Colfax to meet the Bulldogs' J.V. team for a doubleheader and lost 12-2 and 20-8.

St. John/Endicott/ LaCrosse got its two wins this year over Touchet, a Southeast 1B league opponent.

"It's just growing the program," said second-year coach Chris Stach.

Junior first baseman/designated hitter Pitts led the team at bat this year with a .333 average while Campbell, a junior shortstop/pitcher, hit .289 and catcher/pitcher Conr Hergert .250.

Doug Stach, sophomore pitcher/shortstop also hit .250, along with freshman Langston.

The team had four girls on the roster. Its three seniors included Hergert, Jordanne Webb and Dickerson.

Dillon Campbell

Dillon Campbell pitches for the Eagles against Colfax jayvees Saturday at McDonald Park.

"She, pretty much, our vocal leadership, is all her," said Coach Stach, of Glory. "She takes control of the team for me. She's got that factor that when she speaks, people listen."

Dickerson is a three-year player. There was no team during her sophomore year. She played centerfield this season, with freshman Hailee Marty at second base. Webb played right field and freshman Keelyn Nelson was in left.

Stach was the Eagles' main pitcher for the year, throwing 29 1/3 innings with 52 strikeouts.

The team had 16 players on the roster. One injured player, freshman Mason Pitts, acted as the student manager.

What did the coach think overall of the season?

"It's had its ups and downs," said Stach. "There's a lot of growth. Signs of improvement. We're just a young team that's growing."


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