BALSAM LAKE—Grantsburg’s Jada Hecht hit the first home run of her high school career Thursday night in a convincing 15-2 win over the Unity Eagles. Hecht made it extra special because not only was it a home run, it was a grand slam.
“It was one of those memorable nights with a few firsts: Jada hit her first home run (and it was a grand slam). Savanna (Trittelwitz) didn’t give up a hit in her four innings of work. Cate (Lee) got her first varsity experience in the circle, and Bell (Quimby) went three for three with a double and triple,” Pirates head coach Don Bjelland said.
The Pirates dominated from the start with Emma Quimby leading off with a shot over the fence to quickly put her team up 1-0.
They added four more runs in the second and two in the third to hold a 7-1 edge. The fourth inning was full of fireworks, including Hecht’s homer, as the Pirates racked up seven runs to go up 14-1. They tacked on one more in the fifth, and allowed one by the Eagles to end the scoring at 15-2.
“We had a good night hitting,” Coach Bjelland added. “Emma had three hits with a double and home run, while Brooke (Quimby), Sue (Roberts) and Jada each had two hits.”
The Pirates remain undefeated in conference play at 6-0. They are 7-1 overall and are ranked third in the Division 4 state rankings.
They will head to Turtle Lake/Clayton on Thursday to begin the second half of conference play. Game time is 5 p.m.