By Emily Jodway
Softball sweeps in Ohi0
The Alma College baseball and softball teams traveled to Ohio for doubleheaders against
Muskingum and Bluffton Universities. Both teams won both games.
The softball team took on Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio on March 18, winning both games 8-4 and 11-1 and forwarding the girls to a four-game winning streak.
Anna Couture (’17) went two-for-two at bat in the first game, and Mary Brooks (’18) hit a home run. Morgan Stratton (’18) pitched four innings with only one hit allowed. In the second game, Couture hit a team-high number of three RBI’s and Kassidi Adams (’16) stole home to help the team score early. Stratton pitched again, this time for six innings, only allowing four hits and one earned run.
“The team played well today, especially since the group was fighting some illness earlier in the week,” Head Coach Denny Griffin said. “Now we turn our focus to league play next weekend.” The Scots’ softball team next plays at home Friday, March 25 against Albion College.
Baseball battles in Ohio
The baseball team went up against Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio twice and won both games, 7-2 and 11-10. Adam Thoryk (’17) homered in the seventh inning, and pitcher Phil Jock (’16) struck out five and only allowed six hits.
In game two, which went into extra innings, the Scots were behind before batting in five runs in the top of the ninth to force the game into a tenth inning. Matthew Minaudo (’18) hit an RBI single to send in the eleventh run, helping to earn the Scots their victory.
“We had a very good team day overall,” Head Coach Jake Sabol said. “Our guys never quit. Today was a great example of what happens when you stick to the process, try to win every inning, and battle until the final out. I am proud of the way we competed today.”
The next Scots baseball game is the home opener, Wednesday March 23 against Cleary.