NORWAY — Youth and experience met on the field here Tuesday, and experience came out ahead as the Bark RIver-Harris softball team swept the Stephenson Eagles in a doubleheader.
The first game was called after four innings with the Broncos leading 14-0.
Bark River’s Eden Oswald earned the win over four innings, pitching a no-hitter and notching nine strikeouts. Hailey Boucher collected a double, a single, one RBI and two runs. Cierra Ouradnik finished with two singles, one RBI and two runs.
The Eagles got more comfortable with the ball in the second game, but the Broncos won 13-1.
Boucher was a standout on defense in the game, collecting three outs on pop flys into left field. Sierra Debelak shined on defense with two put-outs and an assist.
Esther Oswald took the win for the Broncos. She allowed five hits and two walks while striking out four.
Offensively, Boucher went 3-for-4 and Esther Oswald went 2-for-3. The Broncos finished with 12 hits overall.
“They kicked butt every game,” Broncos’ head coach Jen Goodrich said. “It was a fun set of games, and both teams worked hard. It was more fun in the second, because (Stephenson) got more comfortable with the ball and we were able to showcase our defensive side a little more.”
The Broncos (3-1) had a returning core group this season, and Goodrich felt that helped them execute.
“We were making routine plays like we’re supposed to,” she said. “We also really got to practice our timing with different kinds of pitches. We were getting solid hits at bat and it was good to just go out to play and get some wins.”
Bark River-Harris hosts Westwood Thursday.