CMU Softball Opens HAAC Play with Sweep of Graceland

6 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, March 23 2013 Mar 23, 2013 Saturday, March 23, 2013 8:00:20 PM CDT March 23, 2013 in Sports

LAMONI, IA -- Central Methodist opened Heart of America Athletic Conference softball play with a two-game sweep of Graceland (Iowa) on Saturday at North Park. The Eagles, who have won 13 straight over the Yellowjackets dating back to 2007, took game one 4-3 before rolling 13-1 in five innings of game two.

In the opening contest, Graceland (3-11, 0-2 HAAC) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Sophia Ringsdorf scored on a RBI single to left. However, the lead was short lived because Central Methodist (8-9-1, 2-0 HAAC) answered with two runs in the top of the next frame.

Lauren Geringer and Jacqulin Cappuccilli reached base on back-to-back Yellowjacket errors. Geringer later tied the game on Graceland's third fielding error of the half-inning before Cappuccilli gave the Eagles the lead for good on Mary Kate Townley's RBI groundout.

Erika Reinagel gave the Green and Black a 4-2 advantage in the fourth when her RBI double plated Madison Watson.

Central Methodist's Shelby Pohlman led off the sixth with a triple and scored what proved to be the game-winning run in the next at-bat courtesy of a Watson RBI groundout. Whitney Carrall brought Graceland within one run in the bottom of the frame with a two-run double to center, but Eagle pitcher Bri Ford slammed the door on the comeback effort, inducing a Cheryl Iddings groundout to end the inning.

Ford (2-3) went the distance in the circle, allowing three earned runs on eight hits.

Geringer had two hits in the game-one win.

Graceland pitcher Samantha Stockford (1-3) took the loss, surrendering four runs, two earned, on six hits.

The Yellowjackets committed four errors in the first game.

Carrall gave Graceland a 1-0 lead in game two with a solo homer to right before the Eagles exploded for seven runs in the top of the second inning. Melanie Wilmsmeyer took Alyssa Greenstreet deep to center for a two-run shot to give the Green and Black a one-run advantage. A RBI single by Jessica Wilmes preceded a Michele Rupard two-run single, making the score 5-1. Wilmes later scored on an error, and Wilmsmeyer's second at-bat of the frame produced a RBI single to center field, scoring Rupard.

The Eagles chased Greenstreet after only a third of an inning. She was replaced by Kylie Perkins.

Central Methodist's hot hitting continued in the third inning with another six runs, highlighted by the first collegiate homeruns from Watson and Geringer. Watson led off with a solo blast to center to make the difference 8-1. After Megan Robbins scored via an error, Greenstreet re-entered the contest in the circle, and Geringer made her first homerun for the Green and Black a memorable one, belting a grand slam to center field. Geringer's bases-clearing bomb gave the visitors a 12-run cushion.

Aubrey Utley (5-3) pitched a complete game for the win, giving up only one earned run on two hits.

Wilmsmeyer was 3-for-4 with three RBI and one run scored. Reinagel, Robbins, Wilmes and Geringer each had two hits in game two, while Geringer pumped in a season-high five RBI.

Greetstreet (2-8) dropped the decision after allowing 10 runs, six earned, on 10 hits in four and one-third innings in the circle. Perkins gave up three runs, one earned, on four hits in only two-thirds of an inning.

Central Methodist battles Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) in a non-conference doubleheader at Forest Park Community College on Tuesday, March 26. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. CT.

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