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A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn

A historic building on our U of M-Morris campus - morris mn
The multi-ethnic building was the original home of the music department at UMM. (B.W. photo)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pitcher Weatherly overpowers Falcons

Tigers 5, ACGC 3
The MACA softball team continued with its polished early-season form, this time surging from behind to get a win Tuesday. The Tigers' assignment on this day was to face Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.
Mackenzie Weatherly must have looked imposing in the eyes of the Falcon batters, as 17 of them went down on strikes in this 5-3 MACA win. The ball must have looked small.
Weatherly impressed with her control too as she issued a mere one walk. She threw a two-hitter at the visiting Falcons. Just one of the three Falcon runs was earned.
Two players pitched for the Falcons: Sydney Larson and Natasha Dallmann.
There was suspense in this game despite Weatherly's dominant pitching form. Morris Area Chokio Alberta actually appeared to be a little on the ropes for a time. ACGC scored one run in the fourth inning and two in the fifth before the Tigers began their scoring.
When the Tigers got going in the bottom of the fifth, it was impressive. It was with a five-run rally. When the dust cleared, coach Mary Holmberg's squad had enough runs to back Weatherly for the win.
MACA came out of this pleasant early spring day at 3-0. The Tigers overcame three errors while ACGC had two.
Weatherly was at centerstage in giving the needed push. Her single in the sixth inning drove in two runs and tied the score 3-3. She was one of just three Tigers hitting safely. Dani Schultz and Haley Scheldorf also hit safely. All three of these Tigers posted one-for-two numbers in the boxscore.
The two Falcon hits were off the bats of Dallman (with a triple) and Hannah Lang (a two-bagger).
Sydney Larson was ACGC's starting pitcher and she struggled with control, walking six batters and getting tagged with the loss.
Weatherly set down the Falcons on strikes in the first through third innings and the seventh.
- Brian Williams - morris mn Minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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