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Softball: L-Way West's Magruder Scores Four Times and Eckberg Launches First Career HR

Lincoln-Way West 18, Bremen 2. Warriors jump to an 11-0 lead after two innings and cruise to victory.

Touching All the Bases: Leadoff hitter Sam Magruder reached and scored in all four plate appearances to ignite Lincoln-Way West's attack in an 18-2 softball victory over Bremen on Saturday. The Warriors jumped on Bremen with five runs in the first inning and six more in the second to take a commanding 11-0 lead and allow coach Heather Novak to utilize her bench. West batted four times, winning by the 10-run rule after the top of the fifth.

Patch’s MVP: Sam Magruder. She walked in the first inning, singled in the second and doubled in the third and fourth innings. She scored each time.

Lincoln-Way West Leaders: Magruder went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored. Alex Carr had three hits and three runs. Lauren Wojdyla and Sarah Clark each drove in two runs. Becky Stellwagen went 2-for-2 with three runs. Alex Stull scored twice.

Bremen Leaders: Maggie Hayes homered. Kelly Cohn doubled.

Quotable I: Lincoln-Way West coach Heather Novak: "It was exciting to get out here on a beautiful day. The bats were going right away from the first inning."

Quotable II: Lincoln-Way West shortstop Myranda Eckberg on her first career home run: "I rounded first base and saw it go over and was like, 'Wow, a home run and my parents aren't even here to see it.' "

Team Records: Lincoln-Way West is 1-0. Bremen is 0-1.

What’s next: The Warriors play host to Joliet West on Tuesday.

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