Dueces wildWashington’s Jaspering scores 2 goals, 2 runs in 2 sport day
It was quite a night for one Washington senior on Wednesday.
It was the final regular season game for the Demon girls’ soccer team at 4:30 p.m., and Chayse Jaspering was able to net two goals to give Washington the 2-1 win over Centerville, but after being on the pitch for 80 minutes, she wasn’t quite done.
After only having one hour to rest, the Washington softball team opened its season against Columbus at 7:30 p.m. and Jaspering was penciled in to lead off the game.
The senior didn’t disappoint, and knocked the first pitch she saw to center field for a double which ignited a six-run first inning.
“It was all adrenaline coming into the softball game after one of maybe my last soccer games,” Jaspering said. “I love both sports so much I wanted to give it my all.”
Jaspering carried over the momentum from the win on the soccer field to an impressive start for the softball team, and softball head coach Angie Shrader was happy to see it.
“She must have eaten her Wheaties tonight because she had a great night,” Shrader said. “Chayse was probably coming over a bit on an emotional high from playing so well in soccer, and it was a good thing she was our lead-off batter because she was just coming off that adrenaline.”
The energetic performance came as no surprise to Kyle Collins, the girls’ soccer head coach, who sees her abilities most days in practice.
“She’s athletic,” Collins said. “She works her butt off in the offseason and when you do that, you are able to do that stuff, and she plays hard. You can tell nothing is going to hold her back, whether she plays 80 minutes on the soccer field or a full softball game. She’s an all-around athlete.”
Jaspering finished the softball game 2-for-3, scoring two runs and driving in two RBIs, as Washington won 13-0 in three innings.
With the game finishing early, the softball team was able to take in the Demon baseball game, where Jaspering was able to reflect a bit on her night and what it meant for her teams.
“It was pretty awesome,” Jaspering said. “The girls on the soccer team are coming together pretty well and we’ve worked really hard to get where we are at, and that win really helped boost ourselves up. Then going to softball and rocking it was awesome. That was a whole new lineup and it was great.”
The baseball game ran until 10 p.m., and after a day like hers, no one would blame her for going home to catch some sleep, but she wasn’t ready quite yet.
“I’ve still got a little bit of adrenaline,” Jaspering said. “I just like to support everybody and see the alumni, so it’s pretty cool.”