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MMC girls win three of four games

Friday, June 15, 2012

This talented senior nucleus leads the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn softball team this season. left to right, Jalyn Doeden, Brandi Orr, Kayla Foresman, Erica Dreckman. Photo contributed
The busy Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn softball team rang up a 3-1 record against tough War Eagle Conference foes recently.

Last week, the Eagles of coach Leo Hupke defeated Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 11-1 in Hartley, thanks to a superb one-hitter fored by winning pitcher Kayla Foresman. The senior righty struck out six batters while shitting down the Hawks' attack.

Leading hitters for MMC were Kayla Theisen 3-5, Jalyn Doeden 3-5, Alison Meehan 2-3, Beth Specht 2-3, and Haley Moser 2-4.

"Wveryone hit the ball well and we played nearly flawless defense. It was a nice win," noted MMC assistant coach Lisa Haveman.

Also last week, the Eagles dropped a narrow 5-4 verdict at Le Mars Gehlen, with Foresman getting tagged with the loss after allowing six hits and striking out one.

Theisen led the MMC batters with a 2-3 night, while Brandi Orr was 2-4 as the Eagles pounded out nine hits in the game.

"We were up 4-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning with two outs on them and we had an error, allowed a single, a walk, and a three-run double by AMber Timmins," said Haveman. "They added another unearned run in the sixth. We had runners on second and third in the seventh and couldn't get a hit to score them."

On Monday, MMC traveled to Hinton and came away with a 6-2 victory, as Foresman got the win allowing four hits, two walks, and striking out four.

Orr rapped two doubles to account for four RBI, Specht was 2-3, and Foresman stroked a two-run single.

"Brandi's four RBI were obviously huge for us." said Haveman.

On Tuesday, the Eagles hosted a return match against Gehlen and won 4-1, with Foresman getting the win on a five-hitter, no walks, and two Ks.

Erica Dreckman was 2-3, Foresman 2-3, and Doeden stroked a two-run double to lead the MMC hitters.

"We had a big third inning and it was nice to come back with a win after losing to Gehlen in Le Mars last week," said Haveman.

MMC plays at Lawton-Bronson Saturday.

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