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Lady Haymakers Mix Youth & Experience Into Formula That Shined On The Diamond

Thursday, November 8, 2018

A TOUGH OUT at the dish was Senior Brenna Dugan with her .486 batting average that led to an on-base percentage of .525 during the 2018 season. 

The growing pains of mixing youth with experience was a journey that was well worth the trip during the 2018 Lady Haymakers softball season that finished up at the Nebraska State Softball Championships.
The Cozad Nine finished the season with an overall record of 18-17 with key wins coming against Holdrege, Gothenburg, McCook, Southern, CCV and Southern Valley/Alma.
On the mound, there were four different pitchers that logged innings for the Lady Haymakers.
Freshmen Reagan Armagost was the workhorse for the Red and Black with 108 innings pitched with 12 wins to her credit with 93 strikeouts and an ERA of 4.08.
Gracie Schneider and Grace Cargill logged 27 and 24.1 innings pitched during the 2018 season. Schneider had a team-high two saves whereas Cargill was on the hill to earn four wins while leading the team in ERA, allowing just 2.30 runs per contest.
Senior leadoff hitter Brenna Dugan swung a smoking hot bat throughout the 2008 season with a batting average of .486 and slugging percentage of .917 with 53 hits that included seven doubles, five tribles and 10 homeruns. Dugan was best in scoring situations with 52 runs scored and 40 RBI’s to go along with her 33 stolen bases.
Showing off her speed and arm strength in the outfield was Jercey Irish. Irish had a great season at the dish slapping her way to a .319 batting average that resulted in in 30 hits and 34 runs scored. Irish had a team-high 42 stolen bases, caught only once trying to steal. Irish showcaed great patience at the dish as well while drawing a team-high 18 walks.
Helping out her own cause usually, Reagan Armagost batted .306 with seven doubles and 28 RBI’s.
Grace Cargill played suffocating defense at the hot corner for Cozad. At the plate Cargill made her own noise as well with a .309 batting average that included four doubles, four triples and 25 runs runs scored to go along with her 31 RBI’s.
In limited at-bats, Izzy Martinez had the second best batting average with a stellar .348 mark.
Helping the Lady Haymakers average 6.7 runs per contest were: Taylor Hoff (20 runs), Tayler Chytka (19 runs), Alexis Coen (18 runs) and Emma Coen (18 runs).