BETHLEHEM: Eagles have critical week ahead of them

"Only time will tell (how well we come out of it), I guess," said R-C-S coach Bob Dorrance. "I've got four or five (pitchers) who can throw strikes, so hopefully they can hold up and play at a quality level."

The Indians proved what they are capable of by shutting down the high-scoring Schalmont Sabres 2-0 last Monday. Entering the contest, Schalmont had scored 91 runs in its previous four games, but Joey Boomhower limited the Sabres to four hits to pick up the win.

"It was a huge win for us," said Dorrance. "They had been bashing the ball all over the place, and we had been in a lot of close, low-scoring games."

Boomhower also struck out eight batters and got some help at the plate from Rob Nolan, who drove in both R-C-S runs with a double.

"He's been outstanding, and I knew he would be," Dorrance said of Boomhower, who is only a sophomore. "He accomplished a lot as a freshman, and I knew he'd only get better."

Though Voorheesville stopped the Indians' momentum with a 5-4 victory last Thursday, Dorrance said he is hopeful his team will continue playing well as it faces the prospect of playing 11 league games in the final three weeks.

"The kids have played great," he said. "I think our bats will come around, but the kids have played solid defense and pitched well."

Lady Indians pick up two victories

In Colonial Council softball action last week, R-C-S earned two key wins by beating Schalmont 6-5 Tuesday and Academy of the Holy Names 7-6 Thursday.

Elisha VanKampen came through with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Lady Indians past Schalmont. Chrissy Shepard tied the game with an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh " one of two hits on the day.

Ashley White had the hot bat for R-C-S in Thursday's victory over Holy Names. White drove in two runs with three hits.""

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