2018 Baseball, Softball

by Lucas Bandstra

lucband19@pceagles.org

Junior Cameron Vander Wal eyes the ball in a game against Norwalk.

The Eagles baseball team, coached by Jeff Bruxvoort, finished the season with a record of 9-20, finishing 7th in the Little Hawkeye Conference. PC defeated Clarke in the first round of playoffs 8-4. They ended their season with a 1-11 loss to eventual state champs, Centerville, in the second round. The team had many accomplishments to celebrate during their long summer season. They tied for first in 2A for homeruns with 17. Senior Will Dembski led the team with seven home runs, and graduate Kade Vander Molen followed with six. Dembski also had the great honor of being named to 1st Team All-State as an infielder.

Senior Danielle Vande Voort throws a pitch against Pella.

Head coach Karen Harrill and the softball team ended their season with a record of 12-24, finishing 7th in the Little Hawkeye Conference. They defeated Madrid in the first round of the playoffs 6-2. In the second round, PC took down ranked Van Meter 13-2. Falling short to Pleasantville the next game, the Eagles lost 2-3. Graduates Amanda Harrill and Sophie Howerzyl were the lone seniors on the young team this past season. Howerzyl received the honor of making 3rd team All-State.