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Softball Efforts Not Enough, Loses Both in Double-Header to Milikin

Softball Efforts Not Enough, Loses Both in Double-Header to Milikin

DECATUR, Ill.-- The Greenville College Softball team could not best Milikin in either game of the double-header, losing 8-0 and 5-6.

The first game ended in a 8-0 GC shutout after Milikin took control in the fourth inning, scoring 6 runs and putting the game away. Hannah Burger was credited with the loss on the mound. Burger faced 24 batters and allowed 10 hits and 7 of the 8 Milikin runs. Ashley Woodrome pitched the final inning for GC, facing 6 batters and allowing 2 hits and 1 run.

GC came out ready to play the second game. They were determined to come back and win and almost did so, losing a close battle 6-5. Mattie Fairchild and Andrea Martin each hit a double in the game and both Martin and Shannon Elbe recorded a home run for Greenville. Elbe and Martin were each credited with 2 RBI and Reanna Weidner had one in the game. Jessica Laubecher recorded the loss after pitching to 26 batters, allowing 12 hits, and giving up all 6 of the runs. Woodrome replaced Laubecher on the mound in the middle of the fifth innings allowed just two hits from the six batters she faced.

The team's record now moves to 3-11 (0-2 SLIAC). They will face SLIAC opponent, Spalding, in their next double-header on Friday, April 5.

This story was published on April 03, 2013


This story is cross posted from http://www.greenville.edu/news/softball-efforts-not-enough-loses-both-in-doubleheader-to-milikin



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