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Charger Softball Falls in Opener, 6-2

The ACGC softball team opened its season last night on the home field and found itself on the short end of a 6-2 loss to Melcher Dallas. The nearly two hour drive may have contributed to a slow start for the Pirates, as the Chargers held a 2-1 lead after four innings of play. But the second half of the game belonged to the visitors.

Pirate pitcher Breanna Remster kept the Charger hitters at bay during the early going, as she put down seven of the first nine Charger batters on strike outs. After MD took a 1-0 lead in its fourth at bat, ACGC responded with a deuce in the bottom half of the inning.

Sophie Dorsey started things when she got on by error. After Jorja Hoover walked, Dorsey stole third and was driven home on a Tori Fuller ground out. Mady Kelsey's single with two outs plated Hoover and the Chargers took its only lead of the game at 2-1.

The lead was short lived as the Pirates picked up two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to take control of the game with a 5-2 lead. They added a single run in their final at bat to arrive at the 6-2 final.

The Chargers were limited to four singles--one each by Kelsey, Olivia Van Meter, Kylie Young, and Mersadez Richter--and went down on strikes eleven times over the course of the game.

EmmaKay McClain started in the pitching circle for ACGC and went six full innings, surrendering five runs on five Pirate hits, while striking out four and walking four. Emerson Van Meter threw the final inning, giving up one run on two hits, while striking out one.

Score by inning:

MD 000 122 1--6 7 2

ACGC 002 000 0--2 4 1

Charger statistics: Hitting: (AB-R-H-RBI) Dorsey (2-1-0-0) Hoover (2-1-0-0) McClain (3-0-0-0) Fuller (3-0-0-1) Kelsey (3-0-1-1) O.Van Meter (3-0-1-0) Young (3-0-1-0) Richter (3-0-1-0) Carney (2-0-0-0)

Pitching: (IP-H-R-ER-BB-SO) McClain (6-5-5-3-4-4) Van Meter (1-2-1-1-0-1)

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