Friday, March 23, 2012

SCAD Softball Sweeps Nebraska Wesleyan 10-2, 10-2

The latest recipients of SCAD's remarkable season was Nebraska Wesleyan University Prairie Wolves.  The double-header was won by SCAD, 10-2 and 10-2.  Each game went 5 innings due to the 8-run rule after five (SCAD had an 8-run lead after the opponents had 5 full innings to score).

Game 1: SCAD vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University

Being the visitors in the first game in the tournament at Hancock Field in Clermont, Florida, SCAD wasted no time in getting on the board.  Kylie Rash opened with a single and stole second base,  Jessaca Spears followed with a single.  Brittany Gonzales knocked in Rash with a double.  Ross plated two more runs with a stroke to right field.  Three runs in all crossed the plate.

The Prairie Wolves, however, did not lay down.  A walk, a stolen base, an error, a walk, an illegal pitch, and a passed ball allowed two runs to score.  At the end of one inning, SCAD 3, NWU 2.

In the third with a 1-run lead, the Bees had a huge inning to put the game out of reach.  Olivia Kline singled - Ross singled, Alexis Castillo-Snyder singled - Sarah Halliwell singled - Kayla Myles walked = Erica Garcia had a big 3-run double - Rash singled - and Spears knocked in the 6th and final run of the inning with a ground out.

SCAD added one more run in their fourth, but it was icing on the cake.  Final score SCAD 10-2.

Sydnee Schorr picked up her team best fifth win - this time in relief.

Game 2: SCAD vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University

Once more SCAD jumped out early.  In their first inning Nirana Singh started off with a single and stole second.  Spears followed wih a hit and both she and Singh stole an extra base.  Kline reached on an error and Ross had a big 2-run double.  Garcia ended the scoring by knocking in the third run with a single.

Once again the Prairie Wolves bounced back.  In their third they pushed across two runs on four hits and a hit-by-pitch.  But SCAD countered in their half of the third by scoring two more runs  Score after three innings, SCAD 5, NWU 2.

Scoring one more in the fourth gave the Bees a comfortable 4-run lead, but they were not through.  In the home half of what would prove to be the last inning played in the game, the Bees really poured it on.  After Garcia and Kiara Boccia reached on NWU errors, Brian Mateo reached on a fielder's choice and Singh followed with a sacrifice fly.  Rash walked - Spears reached on another error - Halliwell hit a sacrifice fly and Ross concluded the scoring parade with an RBI double.  Four runs scored.  The game was called because of the 8-run rule after five.  Final score, SCAD 10, NWU 2.

Kiara Boccia picked up her third win in the season.

Erica Garcia and Krista Ross had a big RBI day.  Together they knocked in 9 of the 20 runs SCAD scored in the double-header.  Garcia had 4.  Ross had 5.

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