Indian Softball beats Colby Eagles at home on April 18


Abby Balman

Sophomore third baseman Shyann Schumacher waits to field the ball in a recent game against the Garden City Buffalos. On April 18, the Indians beat the Colby Eagles at home.

The Hays High Indian softball beat the Colby Eagles at home on April 18. The Indians won the first game 11-1 and the second game 15-12.

In the first game, the Eagles were scoreless until the fifth inning where they scored one run. The Indians were scoreless until the fourth inning when they scored four runs and the fifth where they scored five, winning the game 11-1.

Throughout the game, the Eagles had one hit and two errors while the Indians had nine hits and four errors.

Pitching for the Indians was freshman Macee Altman with one hit, five strikeouts, and no errors.

Freshman Macee Altman, Cassidy Prough, sophomore Shyann Schumacher and senior Breanna Park all had two runs in the game, followed by senior Cameron Jenson, sophomore Jaysa Wichers, and freshman Brooke Denning all with one run.

In the second game against the Eagles, the Eagles scored two runs in the first inning, five runs in the second, two in the third, two in the fourth, one in the fifth, and were scoreless for the rest of the game. The Indians were scoreless through the first inning, three runs in the second, three in the third, four in the fourth, four in the fifth, scoreless in the sixth, and one in the seventh to end the game 15-12.

Throughout the game, the Eagles has nine hits and four errors, while the Indians had fourteen hits and six errors.

Pitching for the Indians was freshman for 5.1 innings with six hits, five runs, two errors seven strike outs while sophomore Jaysa Wichers pitched for 1.2 innings with three hits, no errors and three strikeouts.

The Indians are now 4-4 on the season and will play against the Great Bend Panthers at home on April 20.