March 13, 2012

Softball suffers defeats to Richard Stockton and New Jersey City

Fort Myers, Fl- The MCLA Softball team dropped a pair of games today, falling to New Jersey City 15-1 in the opener before succombing to Richard Stockton 14-1 in the nightcap.  Both games went five innings.

MCLA now stands at 1-7 overall with four game remaining.

MCLA fell behind early as NJC scored four times off Trailblazer starter Ainsley MacDonald in the first inning.  NJC had four hits in the inning and were aided by a walk and four wild pitches.

MCLA answered with a run in the second inning as Erin Kelly walked and following a sacrifice bunt, was brought home by a Kendra Hinkell single.

NJC, however, put the game away with two runs in the bottom half, followed by five in the third and four in the fourth to put the game out of reach.

MacDonald gave up 13 hits in her five innings of work.

In the nightcap, MCLA actually scored first.  Angelica Perfido had a one out single and after advancing to second on a wild pitch, came around to score on Sam Barbarotta's RBI single.

The lead would be shortlived though as Stockton would respond with four runs in the bottom of the inning.  After adding a run in the second, Stockton put the game away with three runs in the third and six in the fourth.

MCLA never seriously threatened the rest of the way.

The Trailblazers only mustered two hits in the contest.

Kayla Koumjian took the loss in her first outing on the mound.  She struggled with her command as she only gave up six hits, but surrendered 10 walks.

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