The Alma College softball team continued play at the Gene Cusic Tournament in Ft. Myers, Fla., on Thursday losing to Capital University 7-2 and edging Augustana College 3-2. The Scots are now 5-3 on the Florida trip.
Against Capital University Katie Koechling (Wheaton, Ill./North) dropped her second loss of the season going the distance giving up seven hits and striking out two. Capital struck in the first inning scoring two runs on three hits. The Scots rebounded with two of their own with Missy Morcom (Chelsea) lacing a single to left field and stole second base one pitch later. Kasey Miller (Grand Ledge) reached base on a walk and Amy Gaudard (Mt. Pleasant) moved them up with a sacrifice bunt. Emily Blahnik (Corunna) looped a single to right scoring Morcom and Miller reached home on a passed ball.
Capital scored two runs in the third and fifth inning and added an insurance run in the sixth to close out the scoring. Gaudard led the team in offense going 2-3 including a triple.
In a rematch with Augustana College the Scots pushed two runs across in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Taylor Erwin (Fenton) and Kelsey Rightenburg (Lexington/Croswell-Lexington) had back-to-back bunt singles and Morcom sacrificed them up a base. With two outs Gaudard hit a double to center field to put the Scots up for good.
Earlier in the game Morcom led off the first inning with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Miller. Blahnik laced a single to right to knot the score at one apiece. Kay McDonald (Rosebush/Mt. Pleasant) pitched her third win of the week going seven innings, striking out nine on a two hitter. Erwin and Gaudard led the offense with two hits a piece.
The Scots conclude their spring trip Friday with two more games against Johnson and Wales and Indiana Institute of Technology.
May 29, 2007 SOFTBALL: Team Awards Announced
May 12, 2007 SOFTBALL: Scots Season Comes to an End
May 10, 2007 SOFTBALL: 2007 ALL-MIAA TEAM
May 10, 2007 SOFTBALL: Scots Win 12-0 in First Round NCAA Action
April 28, 2007 SOFTBALL: Scots take two from Calvin
April 24, 2007 SOFTBALL: Alma Splits With Tri-State
April 20, 2007 SOFTBALL: Scots sweep Adrian in crucial MIAA play
April 16, 2007 SOFTBALL: Amy Gaudard Named MIAA Position Player of the Week
April 14, 2007 SOFTBALL: Alma Sweeps Olivet in MIAA Action Saturday
April 10, 2007 SOFTBALL: Scots Pick Up Two Big Wins Over K'zoo
April 2, 2007 Kay McDonald Named MIAA Pitcher of the Week
March 27, 2007 Scots Sweep Brits In MIAA Opener
March 24, 2007 K's for Kay; Erwin Hits Bases-Loaded Home Run
March 15, 2007 Alma vs. Bluffton Softball Postponed
February 28, 2007 Alma Softball Moves to 4-2 After Tuesday Split
February 26, 2007 Florida Trip Gets Alma Season Started With 3-1 Record
February 21, 2007 Alma College Softball Season Preview