Big Madrid Sixth Inning Sidelines Charger Softball, 7-3
A sixth inning rally last night for the Madrid softball team saw ACGC lose a 3-2 lead that resulted in a 7-3 win for the Tigers. The visitors tallied five runs in their big inning to clinch a win in the initial WCAC game for both teams.
After the Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the second inning, the Chargers battled back to come up with three scores in the fourth to take a 3-2 lead. After Sophie Dorsey got on by an error to open the inning, the heart of the Charger lineup delivered four consecutive hits by Jorja Hoover, EmmaKay McClain, Tori Fuller, and Mady Kelsey that resulted in the three runs. But that was the end of any scoring by the home team.
Madrid's sixth at bat saw eleven batters come to the plate who came up with five runs on three hits, four bases on balls, and were aided by two Charger fielding errors to break the game open. By inning's end Madrid had taken control of the game at 7-3. ACGC had just two base runners over the last three innings.
Veteran catcher Mady Kelsey led the Charger hitting with a pair of singles, while Dorsey, Hoover, McClain, and Fuller each had one single. ACGC batters struck out nine times at the hands of Madrid senior hurler Erica Bruns.
McClain and freshman Emerson Van Meter shared the pitching duties for the home team with McClain going for six innings and Van Meter pitching the final frame. McClain gave up all seven of the Tiger runs on nine hits, while striking out two and walking eight. Van Meter struck out two of the three batters she faced.
The loss leaves the Chargers with a 0-2 record on the young season, while the Tigers improve to 2-0.
Score by inning:
Madrid 020 005 0--7 9 3
ACGC 000 300 0--3 6 4
ACGC statistics: Hitting (AB-R-H-RBI) Dorsey (3-1-1-0) Hoover (3-1-1-1) McClain (3-1-1-0) Fuller (3-0-1-1) Kelsey (3-0-2-0) O. Van Meter (3-0-0-0) Young (3-0-0-0) Richter (3-0-0-0) Coffman (1-0-0-0) Carney (2-0-0-0) E. Van Meter (1-0-0-0)
Pitching: (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO) McClain (6-9-7-2-8-2) E. Van Meter (1-0-0-0-0-2)