BENTON -- Kelly's softball team swept a traditionally strong Egyptian team on Wednesday, winning the first game of the doubleheader 9-2, and the second 6-1.
"Overall, it was a pretty good day for us," said Kelly coach Melanie Heuring. "I thought the girls really came out and played well, especially in the first game."
In the first game, the Lady Hawks banged out 12 hits against quality pitching to score nine runs.
Cara Scherer was 2-for-2 with three RBIs, Bridgett Riley was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Sara Essner was 3-for-4, and Dana Essner was 2-for-3.
Ashley Kern, Allison Johnson, and Natalie Lewer also had hits.
"Our offense was really working," said Heuring. "It looked like one of our best games of the year. (Egyptian) had a very good pitcher, and we were able to hit the ball real well of her."
Riley pitched all seven innings for Kelly, allowing one earned run on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts.
Kelly 6, Egyptian 1
In the second game, Kelly's offense struggled until the sixth inning where the Lady Hawks plated all their runs in a 6-1 victory.
Kelly had six hits in the game from Monica Senciboy, Kelly Essner, Kern, Riley, Dana Essner, and Johnson.
Dana Essner pitched all seven innings for Kelly, giving up three hits and one walk. She took eight Egyptian batters down via strikeout.
Kelly (15-4) will travel to Dongola, Ill., on Friday for a 4 p.m. game.