Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lady Chap softball sweeps double-header in season home-opener

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By Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

The Midland College Lady Chaparral Softball team made their 2013 home opener a good one, taking on the Cisco Junior College Lady Wranglers at Lady Chap Field. Midland College, now 6-4 on the season, took both games of the double-header with scores of 7-1 and a thrilling 12-11 win in the bottom of the seventh on a single by Earnysha Scroggins. Scroggin's single down the third base line scored pinch runner Leanna Meyer.

In the first game, freshman pitcher Shelby Weissenbach recorded the win. Fellow freshmen Pililani Smith-Keopuhiwa and Taylor Daniels each had solid offensive performances going 2 of 2 and 2 of 4 respectively. Smith-Keopuhiwa recorded a solo HR in the contest.

In game two, Weissenbach came in to relieve starting pitcher Holly Herrington who went six complete innings. Weissenbach picked up the win in relief. Offensively, MC had several standouts including Daniels (4 of 5), Ka'iulani Kamai (3 of 5), Gaby Muniz (2 of 4), Smith-Keopuhiwa (2 of 4) and Weissenbach (2 of 4). Kamai slammed a solo home run in the contest for MC.

The Lady Chaps return to action on Thursday, February 14th, in a 1:00 p.m. double-header versus Trinidad State Junior College (CO) at the Lady Chap Field. MC also hosts the Midland College Spring Softball Classic on Friday and Saturday. They will be one of 17 college and university softball teams taking the field at Midland's Freddie Ezell/MUGS Complex at Ulmer Park for this annual tournament.
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The Ladies will conclude their long weekend of competition on Sunday with an 11:00 a.m. double dip versus Western Nebraska Community College at Lady Chap Field on the MC Main Campus.

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