Gladstone coeds continue to swing the bats

The Glads sweep Caldwell, Idaho and improve to 7-1

GLADSTONE - Gladstone High School diamond girls continued on a mission last week, as they swept a doubleheader from Caldwell, Idaho, 14-1 and 11-3.

The Gladiators rattled their bats for 27 hits in the two games, as they pushed their season record to 7-1.

Jessie Jones (3-for-4, triple) and Bailie Foxworthy (3-for-4, double, 3 runs scored) headed the assault in the 14-1 five-inning win.

Tamara Feb (2-run home run, 3 RBI, 2 runs) and Brittany Wagner (3-for-3) had the big sticks in the second game.

Wagner pitched most of the way in the 14-1 win, striking out three, walking no one and scattering five hits in four innings.

Freshman Megan Alexander earned the win in the second game, striking out seven, walking two and yielding four hits and three runs in 5-1/3 innings.

Heading into play this week, the Gladiators sported a .447 team batting average, with five players hitting better than .500 on the season.

'One through nine, we don't strike out a lot,' said Gladstone coach Katie Grisham. 'They put it in play and they keep the pressure on the defense.'

Jessie Jones (.667), Foxworthy (.625), Moriah Spreeman (.607), Brittany Kauffman (.538) and Tamara Feb (.520) have been the top sluggers.

The Glads return to Capital Conference play this week, hosting La Salle this afternoon and meeting Cascade on the road on Friday.