All teams want to start their seasons with a win, but only half the teams accomplish this goal. The School of Osage Indians squad was part of the half that is happy at the end of the game, defeating Eldon 8-2 on Monday afternoon.


All teams want to start their seasons with a win, but only half the teams accomplish this goal. The School of Osage Indians squad was part of the half that is happy at the end of the game, defeating Eldon 8-2 on Monday afternoon.
Senior left fielder Ciara Calloway had a two-run home run while third baseman Haley Lillard went 3-4 with four RBI’s.  Alex  McDonald pitched 6.1 innings allowing only one earned run and struck out eight batters for Osage.
Head coach Bill Nowicki said this was a big win for his team as Osage had never won a home opener before.  He said that this proves the team is taking a step in the right direction.
“We came off a 3-18 season, we knew we were going to get pounded last year, we’re still very young,” Nowicki said.  “We’re not there yet, we’re not a championship caliber team but we’re getting better.”
In their second game of the season the Indians fell to Iberia  7-0. The Indians best chance to score came in the first inning on hits from Amanda Zigler and Katie Flaherty, but both were left stranded as Iberia turned a double play on a ground ball.
“We knew coming in that Iberia is a solid ball club, they are very well coached. We expected it to be a little closer. We let ourselves down defensively, we made a few mistakes and they’re that good a ball club that they will capitalize on that.”  Nowicki said.
The Indians will take the field next on Thursday when the they travel to St. Elizabeth.
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