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Devils outplay Sailors in doubleheader

Ian Cropp

EAGLE – Only the rain has been able to cool the bats of Eagle Valley softball recently. After a weekend scoring festival, the Devils kept the runs coming Tuesday against Steamboat Springs, winning 12-2, and leading 11-2 with play suspended in the third inning.”Steamboat’s pitching was pretty decent,” said Eagle Valley coach Bill Beasley.Even with the Sailors’ pitching, the Devils opened the game with three runs in the first inning of the first game. For the game, Amy Strakbein went 3-for-3, Emily LyBarger went 3-for-3 with two bunts, Jeannette Baker went 2-for-3, Chelsey Lueders went 2-for-3, and Morgan Strakbein went 2-for-3 and Kayla Phillips went 2-for-3 with a pulled hamstring.The second game was called in the top of the third inning due to heavy rain. A date has yet to be set for the continuation of the game.Lueders took the mound in both games, and continues to control the opposition. The Devils will continue play this Saturday in a Homecoming doubleheader against Palisade.Sports Writer Ian Cropp can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 608, or icropp@vaildaily.com.Vail, Colorado