CHADRON, Neb. -- April 7, 2023 -- Mackenzie Kroll hit three solo home runs Friday, helping the Chadron State softball team defeat Adams State 3-0 and 5-0 in games one and two of their series.
 
The last time the Eagle softball team won two consecutive games without allowing a run was April 25, 2014, against Fort Lewis.
 
CSC is now 15-22 overall and 13-17 in the conference, while Adams State falls to 9-28 overall and 6-20 in RMAC play.
 
In game one, CSC scored two of their runs in the bottom of the third inning. Kroll, a junior from Brighton, Colorado, led off the inning with her first home run of the day to left field.
 
While trying to steal second base, pinch runner Sloane Quijas caused an errant throw by the Grizzlies catcher. Bailey Steinke advanced home on the throw and Quijas made it to third base, giving CSC a 2-0 lead. Quijas finished the inning stranded on third.
 
Once again, the leadoff batter, Kroll jacked her second home run of the day to center field in the top of the fifth to finish the scoring.
 
In the following two innings, CSC starting pitcher Tori Haug allowed only two base runners and the Eagle defense helped her complete the complete game shutout.
 
Haug finished her day allowing only three hits, while walking one batter and striking out two. The win improves her record to 5-13.
 
Jade Garbiso received the loss for the visitors, falling to 1-7 overall on the season.
 
Kroll finished the game batting 1.000 with the two home runs in her only two plate appearances.
 
Chadron State had five hits in the victory, while the Grizzlies had one error.
 
After leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning in game two, the Eagles responded by adding a run in the second inning.
 
Brady Laucomer, a freshman from Scottsbluff, singled to center field and then stole second to leadoff CSC.
 
The next batter, J'lyssa Martinez, singled to right field, scoring Laucomer.
 
 With two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Kroll hit her third and final solo homer of the day, this one to right field. Her hat-trick gave CSC a 2-0 lead.
 
The Eagles would add three more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
 
Two different passed balls would score Laucomer and pinch runner Jessie Henchenski after both batters were walked. A Lauren Zimmerman single scored Aliyah Rothstein for the final run.
 
Delaney Farnsworth received the complete game shutout victory for the Eagles, improving her record to 10-9 overall.
 
Farnsworth allowed five hits and struck out six batters without allowing a walk.
 
Tayler Duncan was credited with the loss for Adams.
 
Designated hitter Addison Spears was the only Eagle to record double-digit hits, with two. As a team, Chadron State finished with nine hits in the victory.
 
CSC and Adams State will play another double header tomorrow. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 11 a.m.