Southfield Christian softball still rolling

By: Christian Davis | Southfield Sun | Published May 11, 2016

 Southfield Christian co-coach Ken Brown earned his 600th career victory May 5. There are only 27 other coaches with more wins in the state.

Southfield Christian co-coach Ken Brown earned his 600th career victory May 5. There are only 27 other coaches with more wins in the state.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

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Southfield Christian softball coach Ken Brown has reached yet another milestone.

The skipper, who co-coaches the Eagles with Rebecca Paryaski, earned his 600th career victory after a 15-0 win against Plymouth Christian May 5.

In getting to 600 wins, Brown is in rare company, as only 27 coaches in state history have more.

The Eagles have also made winning a habit this season, standing at 11-1 overall at press time.

The lone setback came May 7 against Allen Park Inter-City Baptist in the back half of a doubleheader.

After trailing 5-1 early, the Eagles tied it up 7-7 in the fourth inning and then took the lead 14-12 an inning later, but eventually fell 15-14.
Tiara Francisco was 3 for 4 with a walk, two RBIs and two runs.

Megan Labiano reached base three times, scored three runs and added two RBIs.

Grace Gilson was 2 for 5 with an RBI and two runs. Tyler Caldwell finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a run, and Emma Paryaski contributed two RBIs.

In the first game with Inter-City, The Eagles won 17-5; Paryaski earned the victory. She went six innings with four strikeouts. At the plate, she finished with four hits, seven RBIs and three runs, including two home runs.

Gilson was also a force in the batter’s box, going 3 for 4 with five RBIs and four runs scored. Gilson also pitched a scoreless seventh inning.
Miranda Sailor contributed as well, going 2 for 4 including her first varsity home run.

Going into the series, the Eagles had allowed eight runs all season and only two earned, beating opponents by an average of 14 runs.

Southfield Christian is back in action against Royal Oak Shrine at 4:30 p.m. May 12 on the road.

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