The Edmond Sun

September 23, 2013

Memorial turns into offensive machine at Hall of Fame

Eichler hits 6-for-8 in the festival


The Edmond Sun

OKLA. CITY — The Lady Bulldog softball squad of Edmond Memorial dropped down in class to compete in the Hall of Fame Festival in Oklahoma City Saturday.

The result: An offensive explosion that discarded both Frederick and Marietta handily as the ‘Dogs wound up an untarnished 2-0.

“Came out hitting and never looked back,” said Janet Chartney, Bulldog softball coach. “Got great at bats and solid hits.”

Memorial swatted 15 hits on Frederick, winning 11-1 going away while scoring in every inning.

Kayla Eichler, the winning pithcer, was also the leader in the batter’s box, finishing a perfect 4-for-4 with a double. Kacey Taylor ensued with a 3-for-4 showing, a pair of doubles and three RBIs. Bulldogs Laura McHam (2 RBIs, 2-for-3), Coren Davis (2-for-3) and Maddie Pritchett (2-for-4) each picked up a pair of base hits.

Versus the Lady Bombers, Chartney was elated with the solid infield play of Melinda Langley (third base), Brenlyn McCoy (shortstop), Pritchett (second base), MaKayla White (first base), Eichler and Taylor (catcher).

The second game saw Memorial push across eight runs and nine hits in an 8-1 conquest of Marietta. McCoy was the winning hurler with five strikeouts.

“As a team, we had 24 hits in two games,” Chartney said. “Kayla Eichler was great at the plate going 6-for-8 with a double and Kacey Taylor was 4-for-8 with two doubles. Coren Davis and Laura McHam both had three hits for the two games.

“We also had solid pitching by Kayla Eichler and Brenlyn McCoy.”

In the triumph, Kylee Stone (2B) and Eichler both hit 2-for-4.

Chartney also noted that her outfielders were outstanding in Davis (left), McHam (right) and Stone (center).

Edmond Memorial will host Putnam City Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.