Breaking News Bar
updated: 4/4/2013 8:08 PM

Bilgri's debut a success for Neuqua Valley

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
By Brian Schaumburg
Daily Herald Correspondent

Megan Bilgri certainly made the most of her varsity debut Thursday.

The Neuqua Valley junior struck out 15 and allowed just 2 hits as the Wildcats defeated host Elgin, 5-2, in Upstate Eight Conference softball action.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

"I was very pleased with how the (debut) turned out," Bilgri said. "I pitched a few games on JV, but varsity is definitely a step up."

Bilgri struck out the side in the first, third and fifth innings and struck out at least one in every inning. The 2 hits the right-hander allowed were both solo home runs. Kelly Bremer homered to left field to lead off the second inning. Anna Eckholm homered with one out in the third.

"(Bilgri) did a fantastic job," Wildcats coach Melissa Wilson said. "She did a nice job of getting ahead of the batters, which I was really impressed with. She really kept them off balance."

Neuqua (2-1, 2-1) had 9 hits, all singles. Jamie O'Brien singled with two outs in the top of the third. The junior stole second and third. Sydney Foran singled up the middle to drive in O'Brien. Foran, who advanced to second on an error, scored on Kelsey Dominguez's single as Neuqua took a 2-1 lead.

Eckholm tied it in the bottom of the third. The Wildcats took the lead again in the fifth. Jenny Budds had a two-run single to drive in Foran and Dominguez for a 4-2 lead. O'Brien added an RBI single in the sixth.

The Maroons (5-3, 1-2) had a good scoring chance in the fourth when Bremer and Monica Stockman both walked to open the inning. But they were left on first and second.

"Our sticks aren't there yet," Elgin coach Chad Dahlman said. "We've seen some good pitchers. It's still early in the year and the first couple of games outside. Hopefully we can get the sticks going here."

Jennah Perryman suffered the loss, allowing 5 runs, 4 earned. The junior walked four and struck out nine.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.