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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, May 7, 2015

MACA girls overpower Marshall & Sauk Centre

The Tigers of softball have been overpowering foes lately. Indeed, the team is steaming into the heart of May with runs coming frequently. Will all this quality be parlayed into the post-season? It will be fun to see.
The team played three games between Monday and Tuesday, May 4-5. The Monday story was a home triumph over Marshall. Then on Tuesday, cheers resumed at the home diamond with a doubleheader sweep over Sauk Centre.
 
Tigers 10, Marshall 8
The Tigers were down 1-0 after three innings. That all changed starting in the fourth. The Tigers turned on the jets with four runs scored in the fourth and three each in the fifth and sixth.
Marshall stayed alive with a six-run outburst in the sixth. But in the end, the orange and black had ten runs and Marshall eight. Marshall like MACA has the "Tigers" nickname.
MACA could feel relieved winning, considering they committed six errors. Marshall had two fielding miscues. Both teams had nine hits.
Tracy Meichsner connected for a double in the fifth with the bases loaded. She had two doubles as part of her three-for-four boxscore line. Her RBI total was a robust four.
Lauren Reimers showed her typically potent bat with two hits in three at-bats and two RBIs. Abby Daly went one-for-two with two ribbies. Becca Holland went two-for-four and Piper Gibson contributed a hit.
Two Marshall Tigers each had two hits: Morgan Radell and Ashley Stattelman.
Kayla Pring pitched the whole way for Morris Area Chokio Alberta. Three of the eight runs she allowed were unearned. She struck out four batters, walked none and allowed nine hits. Miranda Fischer was the losing pitcher.
 
Tigers 8, Sauk Centre 1
Tracy Meichsner's bat was active again. She connected for two singles in game 1 of the doubleheader vs. Sauk Centre. She went two-for-three with three RBIs in MACA's 8-1 win.
Lauren Reimers' bat made considerable noise, and she had a perfect three-for-three line including a double and triple. Becca Holland had three hits in four at-bats. Abby Daly and Brooke Gillespie each added a hit to the mix.
Two Sauk Centre batters each had two hits: Amanda Lahr and Cassidy Zenzen.
Gillespie was handed the ball for pitching duties. She struck out two batters, walked none and allowed five hits in her six innings. Kayla Pring pitched for one inning, allowing one hit. Lahr was the losing pitcher.
The MACA line score was eight runs, ten hits and two errors. Sauk's line was 1-6-2.
 
Tigers 24, Sauk Centre 10
Wow! The Tigers produced a football-like run total in finishing up their work. In fact, all their runs were scored in the first through third innings, with eleven coming home in the first. The Tigers pounded out 20 hits and committed just one error.
Kayla Pring and Lacee Maanum did the MACA pitching. Pring struck out five batters and walked none in her three and two-thirds innings. Maanum pitched one and a third innings. Amanda Lahr was the losing pitcher, and Kallie Kampsen also pitched for Sauk.
OK, on to hitting: get set for a wild ride here. Becca Holland went three-for-five. Piper Gibson was three-for-five with three RBIs. Lauren Reimers connected for a two-run home run and triple. In all she was four-for-four and drove in six runs. She was unstoppable.
Tracy Meichsner had a double as part of going three-for-five, and this Tiger drove in three runs. Abby Daly was a perfect three-for-three. Pring had a hit among three at-bats. Samantha Henrichs had a two-for-five line, and Lindsey Dierks went one-for-two.
For Sauk Centre, Lahr, Madison Moritz and Cassidy Zenzen each had two hits. Emily Mensen hit a two-run home run.
The Tigers play in Benson today (Thursday) against Benson-Hancock beginning at 5 p.m.
- Brian Williams - morris mn minnesota - bwilly73@yahoo.com

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