CMU Softball Sweeps Benedictine, Remains First in HAAC

5 years 1 month 1 week ago Monday, April 08 2013 Apr 8, 2013 Monday, April 08, 2013 1:54:00 PM CDT April 08, 2013 in Sports
Source: CMU

ATCHISON, KAN. - Central Methodist swept a Heart of America Athletic Conference softball doubleheader Sunday at Benedictine (Kan.) at the BC Softball Field. The Eagles, who have won 11 of their last 12 contests, won by scores of 11-3 in five innings and 5-0 to remain first in the conference standings.

Central Methodist (17-10-1, 7-1 HAAC) broke open a scoreless first game with eight runs in the top of the third inning. Maddie Watson led off with a double to right center and scored the first run on a Mary Kate Townley double. The Eagles then loaded the bases, and Michele Rupard, Jacqui Cappuccilli, Melanie Wilmsmeyer and Megan Robbins all drove in runs on singles before Watson stepped to the plate for the
second time in the inning and blasted a three-run homerun to left, her second dinger of the season.

A Lady Raven error in the fourth allowed two more Eagle runs to touch home, and Wilmsmeyer scored on a Robbins RBI hit up the middle to increase the lead to 11-0. Benedictine's (15-13, 2-4 HAAC) Ashley Dobbie hit a three-run homerun in the bottom of the fifth to get the home team on the board, but Central Methodist pitcher Bri Ford induced two outs to end the game early.

The Eagles have won six games by run rule this season, including four of their last seven wins.

Watson, Wilmsmeyer and Robbins each had two hits in game one to pace the Eagles, who totaled 12. Ford (7-3) picked up the win, her fourth in the last six days, in the circle in game one. She allowed three earned runs on five hits and fanned six.

Pitcher Mallory Goulding (7-6) took the loss, giving up five runs, four earned, on six hits in only two and one-third innings.

Central Methodist pitcher Aubrey Utley (9-4) returned to her usual dominant form in game two, tossing a complete game, four-hit shutout to go along with a season-high 10 strikeouts.

Utley received all of the offensive help she would need in the top of the fifth when Lauren Geringer jacked a three-run bomb over the right field fence. The homer was her fourth of the season and second in two days.

The Eagles added two runs in the seventh when Geringer recorded a RBI double and scored three batters later on a fielding error.

Geringer was 3-for-4 at the plate in the second affair with four RBI and two runs scored.

Katelyn Nill (3-5) suffered the defeat in the circle after allowing three earned runs on nine hits in five innings.

Central Methodist hosts Evangel (Mo.) for a HAAC doubleheader on Wednesday, April 10. First pitch from Cox Field is set for 3 p.m. CT.

 

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