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SOFTBALL: Cardinals sweep Pioneers in home opener


The North Idaho College softball team's offense came out hot to lead the Cardinals to a sweep for their first pair of home games against Miles Community College on Tuesday, Mar. 10.

In their first game against the Pioneers, Makayla Marshall went 3 for 4 at the plate with a single, a double, a two-run home run in the second inning, and three RBIs. Taya Escalante also shone at plate for the Cardinals, as she went 2 for 3 with a single and a double. Sarah Williams and Emma Gray both added runs to the board with solo home runs. Andrea Hoey recorded the win for the Cardinals in the circle, throwing 6 innings. Andrea Hedington closed the game, throwing the 7th inning. The final score was 11-8.

In game two, the Pioneers took an early lead on the Cardinals 5-0 in the first inning. NIC held on with tough defense until the 3rd and 4th innings when the Cardinal bats came alive--scoring four runs in the 3rd inning and six runs in the 4th inning. Bri Hecker lead the Cardinal offense going 3 for 4 with one single, two doubles, and two RBIs. Makayla Marshall hit a three-run home run and had four RBI’s. Emma Gray hit a two-run home run in the 3rd inning. Sarah Williams went 2 for 3 having two singles, and one base on balls. Andrea Hedington earned the win for Cardinals in the circle for a final score of 11-7.

All NWAC sport competitions are currently suspended due to concerns of the novel coronavirus. NIC will keep the public updated on the anticipated date to resume sports.

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Head Softball Coach, Shay Fuson
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