Scearcy debuts as head softball coach
Kaley Scearcy comes from Mankato, Minnesota, but has found her home here in Chadron. Prior to taking over the head coaching position, Scearcy was a coaching assistant under Robert Stack in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Now, she is in a prime position to take this Eagle squad to the next level.
To start their season, the women’s softball team traveled to Lubbock, Texas for what would be a busy opening weekend. The Eagles had their ups and downs as they walked away from the weekend with two wins and three losses.
On opening day, the Eagles outdueled the Falcons from Texas- Permian Basin, 16-3 in six innings. The score was rather close (5-3) until the Eagles went on an unanswered 11-point run which would ultimately seal the early victory for the Eagles. Megan Horn, sophomore of Colorado Springs, Colorado pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts. Later in the afternoon of that Friday, the Eagles would play Lubbock Christian and fall 3-0.
On Saturday, the women’s softball team stayed put in Lubbock, Texas as Chadron State would play against Midwestern State University and Texas-Permian Basin in a rematch. Against Midwestern State, the Eagles fell 4-6. In the second game on Saturday, the Falcons were able to defeat the Eagles in a score of 4-1.
To wrap up a busy opening weekend in Texas, the Eagles faced off against the Emporia State University Hornets. Despite losing three in a row, Chadron State found a way to walk away from Lubbock with another win as the Eagles defeated the Hornets in a walk-off fashion 5-4. Responsible for the walk-off base hit in the seventh inning was Aspen Eubanks, senior of Broomfield, Colorado.
The women’s softball team will travel to St. George, Utah as they get ready to compete in The Dixie State Easton Classic to face off against five non-conference opponents.