Ladybird seniors Ryelle Schmauch, Mackenzie Eaker and Kyanne Kellerman are set to finish high school, but not before winning at least one more game on Tuesday against Mark Twain.
North Callaway celebrated Seniors Night by recognizing senior achievements and winning their Eastern Missouri Conference game 4-1 over Mark Twain.
Schmauch led the team with his sparkling seven innings, allowing four hits and one unearned run while striking out four. She has covered 86 of the team’s 93 innings in the circle for North Callaway (5-12, 5-4 EMO) this season, having pitched just 17 innings in her first three seasons. Schmauch completed eight games and threw two shutouts and one without a hit.
At the plate, Schmauch would lead in a heat, along with his senior colleague Eaker, who went 2 for 3 with a run batted in and a triple. Eaker has reached 0.308 this season and 0.277 for his career. Sophomore Corynne Miller would also go 2-for-3 with a run batted in while sophomore Brianna Prosser would finish 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Mark Twain (7-15, 3-6 EMO) tied the score at 1 in the fifth before North Callaway scored three runs in the sixth.
Head coach Mariah McKee said the team also played good defense, making just two mistakes.
“It was a very good win on the senior night,” she said. “All of the seniors played a really good game, especially on the defensive end with some really good games.”
McKee has also said it’s good to win in conference, having lost to Flint, and looks forward to the North Callaway conference final and regular season schedule at 5 p.m. Thursday when the Ladybirds host Bowling Green ( 16-8, 8-1 EMO).