AURORA | Eager to get a promising season underway, the Eaglecrest softball team came out of the gate fast Monday.
In their first game since a heartbreaking loss to Legacy in the quarterfinals of last season’s Class 5A state softball tournament, the Raptors batted around in the top of the first inning and scored seven runs to set the tone in a 13-0, five-inning victory at Regis Jesuit.
Junior Mikayla Faulkner doubled and tripled in her two at-bats, driving in five runs for coach Yvette Hendrian’s aggressive Eaglecrest team, which scored in all five innings in the non-league season-opening win over coach Charlie Williams’ Raiders.
Sophomore Destynee Morgan went 3-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs and senior Rayle Glover also had two hits for the Raptors.
Sophomore pitchers Sarah Bushman and Alexa Romero combined to allow just three hits in five innings to Regis Jesuit.
Lexi Christopher, Giana DeVito and Frances Butsch had the base hits for the Raiders.
Eaglecrest opened a busy week that sees the Raptors play a total of four games, with ThunderRidge playing them a visit for a non-league game on Wednesday, followed by Centennial League contests against Overland (Thursday) and Smoky Hill (Saturday).
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EAGLECREST 13, REGIS JESUIT 0 (5 INN.)
Score by innings (r-h-e):
Eaglecrest 721 21 — 13 13 0
Regis Jesuit 000 00 — 0 3 2
Lauren Buckley cf 0-1-0-0, Destynee Morgan dp 3-2-3-2, Rayle Glover ss 3-1-2-1, Marcia Jones ss 1-1-1-0, Michenzie Pace c-rf 1-0-1-1, Genna Files pr 0-3-0-0, Mikayla Faulkner 3b 2-1-2-5, Erin Keefe 3b 0-0-0-0, Brooke Morris 1b 3-1-1-0, Tayler Mashburn rf-c 3-1-1-2, Savannah Lewis 2b 2-0-1-0, Kailyn Sullivan ph 0-1-0-0, Chelsea Gorman lf-2b 2-1-0-0, Sarah Bushman flex 0-0-0-0, Alexa Romero dp 0-0-0-0. Totals 20-13-13-11. Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Sarah Bushman (W, 2-0-0-0-0-4), Alexa Romero (3-3-0-0-0-4).
REGIS JESUIT (ab-r-h-rbi)
Giani DeVito cf 3-0-1-0, Brooke Pulver rf-p 2-0-0-0, Stephanie Xavier ss 2-0-0-0, Lauren Caldwell 3b 2-0-0-0, Lexi Christopher p-1b 2-0-1-0, Katie Templeton lf 2-0-0-0, Taylor Bush 2b 2-0-0-0, Frances Butsch 1b-rf 2-0-1-0, Alex Sullentrop dp 1-0-0-0, Gabbi Butsch c 1-0-0-0. Totals 19-0-3-0. Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Lexi Christopher (L, 2 1/3-9-10-10-3-0), Brooke Pulver (3-4-3-1-1-0)
2B — Eaglecrest: Mikayla Faulkner, Destynee Morgan, Michenzie Pace; Regis Jesuit: Lexi Christopher. 3B — Eaglecrest: Faulkner, Tayler Mashburn.