Cougars take on Hurricanes, Wolverines
Thursday, May 23, 2013 4:31 AM
Mabel-Canton played three softball games last week as the team prepared for the sub-section tourney.
Coranda Vickerman arrives ahead of the ball while stealing second base versus Glenville-Emmons.
Mabel-Canton at Houston, May 13
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Houston junior Abbey Loken tossed a 2-hitter getting 11 of the 15 outs with strike outs
Loken also batted 2 for 2 while driving in 3 runs.
Walks were critical as Houston needed only 4 hits to score 10 runs
The Hurricanes led 4-0 before adding 6 scores without an out in the bottom of the fifth to seal the 10-run-rule victory
Abby Hanson had both of the Cougar hits including a double in the fourth. There were no other M-C base runners as Houston committed no errors and Loken issued no free passes
LOB: MC 2, Hou 6
Stolen bases: MC 0, Hou 4
Pitchers - M-C: (LP) Lind 4 IP, 10R (1- ER) 4H, 1K, 13W, 1 HB
Hou: (WP) Loken 5 IP, OR, 2H, 11K, 0W
Extra-base hits: M-C 1 double, Hou 1 triple
Hits - MC: Hanson 2-2, dbl
Hits - Hou: Loken 2-22, 3RBI; Tschumper 1-2; Jumbeck 1-3, trpl, RBI;
Mabel-Canton vs. G-E, May 14
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Abby Hanson led off the Cougar sixth with a triple and scored on a ground out for what would be the winning run. An RBI-double by Hannah Nolte had given M-C a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Glenville-Emmons Wolverines tied it with an unearned run in the fifth.
G-E (3-6, 1-2 SEC) had one more hit (4) than did M-C (3), but the Wolverines left 10 runners on base. The game ended with the bases loaded with Wolverines.
Sara Lind picked up the pitching win while G-E sophomore Madi Ziebell absorbed the loss despite striking out 9 and walking none.
This non-conference contest left the teams with a 2-2 split for the season including a 1-1 split in their two SEC games.
LOB: MC 3, G-E 10
Stolen bases: MC 2, G-E 1
Pitchers - M-C: (WP) Lind 7 IP, 1R (0 ER), 4H, 3K, 6W, 1 HB
G-E: (LP) Ziebell 6 IP, 2R (1 ER), 3H, 9K, 0W
Extra-base hits: M-C 1 triple, 1 double; G-E 1 double
Hits - MC: Busch 1-2; Nolte 1-3 RBI, dbl, sb: Hanson 1-3, trpl.
Hits - G-E: Klunder 1-2; Williamson 1-2; Davies 1-3, dbl; Nelson 1-3
Mabel-Canton vs. Houston, May 16
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M-C 000 202 0 - 4 3 3
M-C scored twice to tie the game at 2-2 in the fourth inning with an RBI-triple from Lydia Geving. Houston broke the tie with 7 runs in the sixth. The Cougars added 2 more runs with a walk followed by back-to-back hits from Geving and Hannah Nolte in the bottom of the frame, but couldn't catch the Hurricanes, losing 10-4.
Winning pitcher Abbey Loken allowed only 3 hits and struck out 14 while walking only 3.
Loken also paced the offense, batting 2 for 4 with 2 triples while driving in 4 runs. Hurricane sophomore Lizzy Tippery hit 2 for 3.
The 'Canes second win over M-C clinched the conference championship for Houston (10-3, 3-0 SEC). The Cougars closed the regular season at 4-10 (1-3 SEC)
As this issue went to press, Mabel-Canton entered sub-section play on Monday night seeded No. 8. They played the No. 1 seed (Chatfield), losing 10-0. Details will be in next week's News-Record.
LOB: MC 3, Hou 8
Stolen bases: MC 0, Hou 3
Pitchers - M-C: (LP) Lind 7 IP, 10R (4 ER), 8H, 2K, 6W, 3HB
Hou: (WP) Loken 7 IP, 4R (3 ER), 3H, 14K, 3W
Extra-base hits: M-C 1 triple; Hou 2 triples, 1 double
Hits - MC: Geving 2-3, trpl, RBI; Nolte 1-3, RBI; (Dahl RBI)
Hits - Hou: Loken 2-4, 2 trpl, 4RBI; Tippery 2-3, RBI; Tschumper 1-1; Ulmen 1-3, RBI; Johnson 1-3; Lee 1-4, dbl.