M-C softball takes two from A's
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 8:18 AM
Sara Lind pitched a no-hitter during a twin-bill, 10-run-rule softball sweep of Lyle/Pacelli at Austin's Todd Park.
M-C at Lyle/Pacelli, May 2
M-C 8 1 3 10 - 13 10 1
L/P 000 00 - 0 0 3
While Lind was tossing the no hitter, the Cougars belted 10 hits including a solo home run and a double by freshman Coranda Vickerman. Sophomore Hannah Underbakke (two-for-three) hit a 2-RBI triple while additional doubles came from Abby Hanson (2 for 2), Chelcie Busch (two-for-three) and freshman Courtney Graves (two-for-three). Hanson also stole four bases in the 13-0 win.
The Cougars batted 12 times while scoring eight runs in the first inning. Three Athletics reached third base, but Lind pitched her way out of trouble each time. The M-C hurler struck out five with all the other outs coming in the infield. L/P had five stolen bases, but two Athletics were also put out on the base paths.
LOB: MC 3, L/P 6
Stolen bases: MC 8, L/P 5
(WP) Lind 5 IP, 0R, 0H, 5K, 5W, 1 HB
(L/P) Strouf 5 IP, 13R (11 ER) 10H, 5K, 4W
Extra-base hits: M-C home run, triple, 4 doubles; L/P none
Hits - MC: Hanson 2-2, dbl, 2 runs, 4sb; Vickerman 2-3, HR, dbl, 2RBI, 3 runs; Underbakke 2-3, trpl, 2RBI, 2 runs, sb; Busch 2-3, dbl, 2RBI, 2 runs, sb; C. Graves 2-3, dbl, 2 RBI, run, sb; (Nolte RBI, sb; Coyle RBI)
Hits - L/P: none (Strouf 2 sb; Hinz sb; Arkells sb; Walter sb)
M-C at Lyle/Pacelli, game two
M-C 477 20 - 20 10 1
L/P 323 00 - 8 5 3
M-C led all the way, but the score was only 4-3 before the Cougars crossed the plate seven times in the second inning.
Eight Cougars were in on 10 hits. Hanson hit two-for-two and had three more steals. Busch also recorded two hits while driving in two runs. Winning pitcher Ashlyn Dahl had the big hit, a lead-off triple in the fourth. In the circle, Dahl had a strong finish, holding the Athletics scoreless for the final two innings.
For a second time, the game ended with the 10-run rule after five innings.
Playing for only the second day this season, M-C improved to 2-1 (2-1 SEC) while L/P remained winless at 0-4 (0-4 SEC).
LOB: MC 6, L/P 8
Stolen bases: MC 10, L/P 6
(WP) Dahl 5 IP, 8R (7 ER) 5H, 2K, 12W
(LP) Strouf 5 IP, 20R (13 ER) 10H, 6K, 11W
Extra-base hits: M-C triple, L/P double
Hits - MC: Hanson 2-2, RBI, 3 runs, 3sb; Busch 2-5, 2RBI; C. Graves 1-2, RBI, 3 runs, sb; Nolte 1-2, 3 runs, 2sb; Dahl 1-3, trpl, RBI, 2 runs; Coyle 1-3, 3RBI, run, sb; Patterson 1-3, RBI, 2 runs; Vickerman 1-5, 2RBI. 2 runs, sb. (Thorson 3 runs, Underbakke sb)
Hits - L/P: Walter 2-3, dbl, 2 runs, sb; Hinz 1-2, RBI, run, sb; Strouf 1-2, sb; Bauer 1-3. (Arkells RBI, sb)
Houston 3-0 (5-4 season)
Glenville-Emmons 1-0 (1-1 season)
Mabel-Canton 2-1 (2-2 season)
Lyle/Pacelli 0-5 (0-5 season)