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SOFTBALL: NIC finishes 1-3 in final days of Spring Games

03/03/2019

The Cardinals fell short in 3 of 4 games at the Spring Games in Florida to finish the weekend. With a double-header vs. #12 NJCAA Seminole State the Cardinals dropped two games 6-3 and 7-5. In game one vs. Seminole State, Madi Mott had a single home run shot to right-center to start off the 1stinning. Sophomore, Bailiey Cavanagh started off the second inning with a single. Freshman, Sarah Williams, moved her to second base and freshman, Brianna Hecker scored her with a single to right-center field. The only other Cardinals run came in the 5thby sophomore, Taylor Anderson, when she doubled and Jori Kerr scored her with a single. The Cardinals committed 4 defensive errors that gave Seminole State 3 unearned runs to take the lead. “I think the lack of outside practice is showing in our defense. We are slowly getting better, however the only repetitions we are getting on the dirt are during games”, said Head Coach Don Don Williams. Sophomore, Madi Mott, had 9 strike-outs on the game. In game two, the Cardinals came out strong again scoring 3 runs in the first 2 innings. Sophomore, Ashlyn Winn, had a homerun in the 2ndinning and Sarah Williams had 2 RBI’s late in the game but it wasn’t enough to hold off the Seminoles offense. Freshman, Andrea Hoey, pitched 4 innings and only gave up 3 earned runs.

On the final day of games, NWAC Player of the Year, Madi Mott, held Macomb Community College to one hit, with 8 strike outs in the game. The Cardinals pushed 9 runs across the dish with Jori Kerr and Sarah Williams earning 2 RBI’s each. The Cardinals run ruled Macomb in 5 innings. In game two, the Cardinals fell short in extra innings vs. Mercyhurst North East in the international tie-breaker 5-4. The Cardinals bundled some hits in the 6thinning to take the lead, but Mercyhurst came back in the bottom of 6th. Freshman, Grace Ferres threw 6 1/3 innings and Freshman, Andrea Hoey came in to close the game. Mercyhurst scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the 8thto win the game. “Our freshman pitchers are getting some quality competition early in the season and that is going to help us when we get to conference play. They are all getting better with every outing and we will need them to contribute as we continue this year”, said Head Coach Don Don Williams. 

The Cardinals will be back in action on March 15that 2pm vs. Walla Walla CC and March 16th vs. Big Bend CC at noon at Post Falls High School. Weather may be an issue so schedule changes will be posted.


More Information
Head Softball Coach, Don Don Williams
(208) 769-7879 or DonDon.Williams@nic.edu