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Softball Falls In Final Three Games Of NFCA Classic In Arizona

Softball Falls In Final Three Games Of NFCA Classic In Arizona

THE BASICS
Scores: Game 1: Central (IA) 9, Emerson 1 (F5)
Game 2: George Fox 19, Emerson 1 (F5)
Game 3: DePauw 11, Emerson 5
Location: Tuscon, Ariz.
Date: March 7th& 8th 2020
The Lead: The Emerson Softball Team fell in their final three matcups of the NFCA Classic in Arizona, with their final matchup against Emory & Henry being canceled due to the weather. 

Game 1: Central (IA) 9, Emerson 1

Inside The Numbers
Emerson
Hits: Lexi Semanchik, Mary Kuczkowski, Morgan Mitchell (1)
RBIs: Calli Pratt (1)
Pitching: Pratt (4IP, 3 SO, 7 Hits)

Central (IA)
Hits: Sara Tallman (3)
RBIs: Kaitlyn Andresen, Shaye Witte, Daria Parchert, Emma Johnson, Cassie Severson, Maci Fritz (1)
Pitching: Skylar Sadler (2.2 IP, 2 SO, 2 Hits)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Central took the lead 1-0 on a groundout by Andresen in the bottm of the first inning.  Adding runs in the second, third, and fourth, Central brought the lead to 7-0 behind a Maci Fritz single in Severson to extend the lead.
  • Pratt cut the lead to one by driving home Dix on a groundout to first base in the top of the fifth.
  • Central added two run in the bottom of the frame to take a 9-1 lead, and inciting the eight run rule, ending the game in five innings. 

Game 2: George Fox 19, Emerson 1

Emerson
Hits: Maddie Tomich (2)
RBIs: Katelyn Torlincasi (1)
Pitching: Karagan Knowles (2.0 IP, 4 Hits, 4 SO)

George Fox
Hits: Savannah Vargas (4)
RBIs: Vargas (6), Aaliyah Kautz (6)
Pitching: Britney Dean (4IP, 6 Hits, 2 SO)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • George Fox scored nine runs in the first three innings behind a Vargas three run home run in the top of the first inning and a Kautz Grand Slam in the third inning.
  • Torlincasi drove in Tomich on a fielders choice in the bottom half of the second inning, cutting the lead to 9-1.
  • The George Fox bats stayed hot, adding on ten more runs in the remaining three innings, defeating the Lions 19-1 in five innings.

 

Game 3: No. 8 DePauw 11, Emerson 5

Emerson
Hits: Semanchik, Shofi, Tomich, Lowe, Mitchell (1)
RBIs: Sophia Cloonan (1), Rebekah Cuzkoski (1)
Pitching: Calli Pratt (6.1 IP, 11 Hits, 4 SO)

DePauw
Hits: Becca St. Germain (3)
RBIs: Kate Geary (2)
Pitching: Riley Magoon (3.1 IP 3 Hits, 3 SO)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Emerson took the lead in the bottom of the first inning, when Semanchik scored the opening run on a wild pitch.  The Lions added on more on a Czukoski walk with the bases loaded that drove in Cloonan.
  • DePauw took the lead back in the top of the second, scoring three runs headlined by a Kaylyn Linder single to left field that brought home the leading run.  The nationally ranked team added one more to take a 4-2 lead.
  • The Tigers added on seven more runs in the third and seventh, taking an 11-2 lead.  Emerson continued to battle, adding three runs in the final frame, but fell 11-5 to the Tigers.

UP NEXT

  • Emerson is off until the 20th of March when they take on the Suffolk Rams in a Boston Common battle.