Softball: Garner leads No. 4 Broomfield in upset win over No. 2 Fossil Ridge

Broomfield Chatfield softball

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Kenzi Garner had herself an afternoon. While a lot of the lineup struggled to figure out Fossil Ridge pitching, the Broomfield senior put together an overall solid performance and helped the Class 5A No. 4 Eagles get a 2-1 8-inning win over the No. 2 Sabercats on Tuesday.

Garner went 3-for-4 with a solo home run. Bryna Kapelke also hit one out for Broomfield but two solo shots were all that was needed against one of the top teams in the state.

Broomfield (12-0 overall, 6-0 Front Range League) scored the first run of the game from one of those home runs in the first inning. Then it turned into a classic pitcher's duel with neither team relenting a run until the bottom of the sixth when Fossil Ridge got the tying run across the plate.

In perhaps her most important start of the season, Broomfield sophomore Breanna Fiala was everything the Eagles needed her to be in the circle. She surrendered just five hits and struck out eight batters.

The lone Fossil Ridge run that crossed the plate was unearned but it didn't phase her and she remained steady for the next two innings. The Eagles hit their second home run of the game in the top of the eighth inning and Fiala shut the door on the Sabercats in the bottom of the inning to help the Eagles remain undefeated.

(4) Lyons 6, (5) Strasburg 3

Brooklyn Enny went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI's to help Np. 4 Lyons top No. 5 Strasburg. The Lions held a 6-0 lead through four innings but Strasburg cut the lead in half in the top of the sixth.

But that'd be as close as it would get as Lyons got through the seventh unscathed to improve to 6-2 on the year.

(1) Eaton 7, (9) Brush 1

Yaritza Puente went 2-for-3 with a home run as top-ranked Eaton continued its impressive 2020 season with a big win over Brush.

Eaton has now won five straight games, including a 11-5 tilt against No. 2 University.