#24 Junior Camry Moore up to bat
Photo Courtesy of Olivia Dunklau
By Olivia Dunklau
The Bulldog softball team swept Mount Marty in both games of their double header, winning 8-0 and 3-2 on Sat. Apr. 24 at Plum Creek Park.
In between the two games, six seniors were honored including Mehan Klenke, Tori Homolka, Hhana Haro, Allysia Thayer, Regan Karel and Jenessa Jarvis.
Junior Camry Moore started in the circle for the Bulldogs in the first game. Moore battled with Mount Marty’s pitcher as the score was at 0-0 until the third inning. The Bulldogs knocked in four runs. Moore drove in two runners with a double and Homolka had a run batted in, later making it home after an error from Mount Marty’s infield.
The Bulldogs led 4-0 and would go to score four more runs in the fourth inning. Mount Marty would go silent for the rest of the game, not scoring once. This would end the game in five innings for a Bulldog win.
In between games, the seniors and their parents walked onto the field and were honored for their years on the Concordia University softball team.
In game two, freshman Jerzi Rowe would pitch all seven innings. Again the score would be 0-0 until the third inning when the Bulldogs would get ahead offensively. Freshman Julia Van Wey hit a single to get on base and freshman Grace Boganowski would then pinch run for her.
Junior Kylee Nixon would also get on base by a Mount Marty error. Moore’s sacrifice fly ball would bring in Boganowski and advance Nixon. Homolka would get on base and steal to second as Haro stepped up to bat. Haro hit a double off of the fence to bring in two more runs for the Bulldogs in a big offensive third inning.
Mount Marty wouldn’t score until the sixth inning when two of their players made their way across the plate. The Bulldog defense would hold them in the seventh inning and win the game 3-2. Combined in pitching statistics, Moore and Rowe both had zero earned runs, zero walks, 10 strikeouts and only six hits.
Now with an overall record of 23-7, the Bulldogs next play Briar Cliff University at home Sun. Apr. 25 at 1 and 3 p.m.