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Softball - April 6, 2018

Softball - April 6, 2018
Posted on 04/09/2018
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Spectrum softball opened the season with an 8-3 win over the Providence Academy Lions on Friday at the Providence indoor dome.  The Lions’ starting pitcher showed some nerves in the first inning walking 2 and hitting 2 batters to spot Spectrum a 2 run lead. In the bottom of the first  inning, Providence led off with a single and was able to score, closing the gap 2-1.
In the 4th inning, Spectrum outfielder Solvej Lund beat out the throw for an infield single to lead off the inning. Taylor Johnson worked the count and drew a 7-pitch walk to put runners on 1st and 2nd.  Back to the top of the order, pitcher Ellie Rogers hit the first pitch she saw over the fence in right-center for 3-run homer to push the lead to 5-3. Sting shortstop Isabella Dorval followed with a double to left center and was driven home on a triple by catcher Elizabeth Hackbarth. Anna Brown and Olivia Foell each hit singles to follow and the Sting ended the 4th inning with 5 runs.
The Lions were able to scratch out 2 more runs later in the game, but the big 4th inning was too much to overcome. Pitcher Rogers earned her first win of the season giving up 2 earned runs and striking out 12 batters.

“I’m extremely proud of the way the girls played today”, said Coach Rob Rogers after the game. “Providence had a clear advantage having a nice indoor facility to practice in regularly. The weather has made it a challenge to get quality infield practice.  It wasn't the cleanest game we’ve played defensively, but the girls showed resilience and hit the ball well. We’re only going to get better.”

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