Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More wins!!!

SCAD Softball continues to roll.  It has now reached 12 games in a row without a defeat.  The Bees have gone beyond winning.  They are now charting territory that has never been traveled.  It is not the victories, but how they have won.  Pitching has become the common theme among SCAD's victorious run.

SCAD's numbers are: 12-0 overall record, 3-0 in the conference.  But in the last four games, SCAD's pitching has notched a 1-hitter, a 1-hitter, a 3-hitter, and a 1-hitter.  It does not get much better than that.

SCAD vs Indiana Tech

It was a pitching duel from the first inning to the 4th.  No one could push across a run.  In the top of the 4th SCAD drew first blood.  Kylie Rash singled, she stole second and third, Jessaca Spears singled, she stole second, Olivia Kline singled, and then IT had two passed balls.  The result was two runs on three hits.  Bees 2, Warriors 0.

In the IT half of the 4th they put a runner on first via a base on balls from SCAD pitcher Olivia Kline.  The next hitter connected for a double and the lead was cut in half.  Bees 2, Warriors 1.

Olivia Kline held continued to pitch strong with a 1-run lead.  SCAD gave her a little cushion in their half of the 7th.  Kline started off the inning by reaching on an IT error.  Krista Ross singled.  Halliwell sacrificed.  Kiara Boccia hit a sacrifice fly plating SCAD's third run.  And Kayla Miles finished the scoring by singling in the Bees' 4th run.

Kline's final line was a complete game victory, 1 run, 3-hits, 7 strikeouts,  2 BB, and a 3-0 record.

SCAD vs. Mt. Vernon Nazarene

SCAD's second game was against the Cougars of Mt. Vernon Nazarene University.  Once again it looked as if the pitchers were going to decide the game.  However, it was only half correct (one pitcher would rise to a new level).  The score was 1-0 in favor of SCAD going into the fifth inning.  SCAD's lone run to this point came as a result of a Jessace Spears triple and an RBI single by Brittany Gonzalez in the first inning.

At this time no one knew that that lone run would have been enough - Sydnee Schorr was on the mound.  But it was a relief to the Bees to put together an inning that would put the game far out of reach.  A hit-by-pitch (Singh), a single by Rash, a double-steal, a Spears walk, a Gonzalez single, and to cap it all off, a grand slam homerun by Olivia Kline.  SCAD added one more in their 7th so going into the last half of the 7th the score was SCAD 7, Cougars 0.

We could speak of offensive superlatives - Kline 2-3, HR, 4 RBIs; Rash 2-4, 1R; Gonzalez 2-3, 1R, 2 RBIs; and Alexis Castillo-Snyder 2-2, 1R.  However, the real story for the day was Sydnee Schorr.

Her line at the end of the day was a complete game, 7 innings of 1-hit, 0 runs, 10 srikeouts, and no walks.  Another remarkable achievement for Schorr was that she only faced 2 players over the minimum.  In other words, she had 6 innings where it was 3-up and 3-down.  WOW!!  Her record now is at 4-0.

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