Esko sophomore Zoie Johnson collected four hits and four RBIs to lead the Eskomos to an 11-1, five-inning win over Silver Bay at home Friday, April 5.
Young players dominated at the plate and from the mound for the Eskomos, with sophomore Miranda Kelley allowing just one run over five innings, while striking out four and walking just one batter.
In addition, freshman catcher Jayden Karppinen went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Esko.
The Eskomos looked to end the game after just 4.5 innings, but Silver Bay got its lone run across the plate in the top of the fifth, forcing Esko to bat in the bottom half of the inning.
Esko scored its 11th run quickly in the bottom of the fifth to close out the game and secure their first win of the season.
Esko (1-1) also lost to Virginia 4-0 in a weather-shortened game Monday, April 8. The team is next scheduled to host Hermantown at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 12.
Esko 11, Silver Bay 1, 5 innings
WP: Miranda Kelley 5IP, 1ER, 5H, 4K, BB. E: Zoie Johnson 4x4, 4RBIs; Dea DeLeon 2x3; Sydney Hanson 2x3; Jayden Karppinen 2x3, 2RBIs. SB: Callie Klemmer 2H.