Softball girls succeed at the three-peat
Deiter strikes out 19 batters in no-hitter final
(June 2, 2015)
The Lady Eagles closed Silver Lake's 2014-2015 athletic school year in familiar Eagle fashion - with a state championship. Their third state championship.
Senior Pitcher Megan Deiter led Silver Lake to a back-to-back-to-back state championship as the Lady Eagles defeated Hillsboro 5-0 in the championship game in Manhattan yesterday. Going into the final game, Deiter had 29 strike outs in the Lady Eagles' defeat of Haven (4-0) and Humboldt (3-0).
The pressure of the championship game did not get to Deiter as she struck out 19 Hillsboro batters, two away from the state record. She also had a no-hitter for the Eagles.
The game remained scoreless until the third inning. First, Senior Lauren Simone reached first on a bunt, then Senior Kennedy Hamilton singled. Senior Allison Christy drove both of them in with a single to right field.
In the fourth inning, Sophomore Chelsea Miller drove in two more runs to give the Lady Eagles a 4-0 lead and added one more run in the sixth.
The Lady Eagles will add the state trophy to the numerous pieces of hardware they have earned this year. The female athletes won state volleyball, state track, state softball and placed third at the state tournament in basketball.
Sophomore Photographer Sami Fischer captured moments from Monday's championship game against Hillsboro.