Clermont, Fla. - The Alma College softball team went 1-1 on the final day of its spring break trip, falling 5-1 to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and defeating Milwaukee School of Engineering, 7-3.
The Scots (6-4) amassed 14 hits against the Raiders but only one went for extra bases - a bases-clearing double from McKenzie Creed (Edwardsburg, Mich. / Edwardsburg). Amanda Efaw (Ithaca, Mich. / Alma) earned her first collegiate win after coming in in relief. She allowed just three hits and kept the scorebook clean in 3.2 innings.
How It Happened
Game 2 - MSOE 3, Alma 7
- Alma got its first two batters to second and third in the first inning but only scored one run. Kaylee Martin (North Branch, Mich. / North Branch) hit a sac fly to center field, plating Cassidy Tucker (Coleman, Mich. / Coleman).
- In the third inning, MSOE tied the game on a bases-loaded walk, but the Scots got that run back in the bottom half of the inning in the same manner.
- The Raiders picked up two more runs in the fourth inning to take a 3-2 and Alma only got six batters to the plate over the next two innings. It wasn't until the sixth inning that the Scots broke open.
- After three singles to lead off the bottom of the sixth, Creed drove in all three runners with a double, giving the Scots a 5-3 lead. Later in the inning, Madyson Piche (Sault Sainte Marie, Mich. / Sault Area) reached first on a fielding error which plated both Martin and Kennedy Koenigsknecht (Fowler, Mich. / Fowler).
- Efaw saw just three batters in the seventh inning as the Scots turned two after a leadoff single. Efaw got the final batter to pop up to short to end the game.
- Both the Scots and Raiders left eight runners on base in game two.
- Head Coach Denny Griffin now has 898 career wins at the helm of the Scots. He will have two weeks until Alma's next game to reach the 900 mark.
The Scots return home from Florida and have two weeks off until their next set of games: at Ohio Northern on Saturday, March 16 at 1 and 3:00 p.m.