|Final - Softball||1||2||3||4||5||R||H||E|
|Saint Xavier (Ill.) (8-5)||0||2||3||1||4||10||12||0|
|Spring Arbor (Mich.) (5-10)||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2|
|Saint Xavier (Ill.)||Pitching||Spring Arbor (Mich.)|
|Saint Xavier (Ill.)||Indv. Stats||Spring Arbor (Mich.)|
|#3 Kinsella, Savannah||Doubles||None|
|#11 Demack, Frankie||Home Runs||None|
|Final - Softball||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Spring Arbor (Mich.) (5-11)||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||3||7||2|
|Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) (7-7)||1||0||0||1||2||0||0||4||7||1|
|Spring Arbor (Mich.)||Pitching||Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)|
|Spring Arbor (Mich.)||Indv. Stats||Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)|
|#7 Brown, Kelsey||Doubles||None|
|None||Triples||#4 Harness, Jennifer|
|#17 Ledford, Morgan||Home Runs||None|
CLERMONT, Fla. – The Spring Arbor University softball team wrapped up its time at The Spring Games with matchups against No. 2 Saint Xavier University and Hannibal-LaGrange University on Friday. Senior Morgan Ledford blasted her third and fourth homers of the season against Hannibal-LaGrange, but it would not be enough as the Trojans held on to defeat SAU 4-3. Prior to that game, the Cougars would also fall victim to SXU 10-0.
SCORES: Spring Arbor 0, Saint Xavier 10;
Spring Arbor 3, Hannibal-LaGrange 4
LOCATION: Clermont, Fla.
RECORDS: Spring Arbor 5-11, Saint Xavier 8-5, Hannibal-LaGrange 7-7
GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS
- No. 2 Saint Xavier flexed its muscle in the first game of the day, three home runs, including a fifth inning grand slam by Amanda Ruskowsky, on its way to the victory.
- Ruskowsky was just as good in the circle posting a complete game, two-hit shutout.
- Back-to-back hits by Maddison Brock and Kyla Semones in the fifth inning broke up the no-hit bid.
GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS
- Spring Arbor bounced back in its second game with some early offense. A first inning RBI double by Kelsey Brown put the Cougars on top. Then, in the second inning, Ledford led off the frame with a bomb to right-center field to give SAU a 2-1 advantage.
- The Cougars made it a 3-1 game in the fourth inning with Ledford second big fly of the game.
- However, Hannibal-LaGrange would answer with a run in the home half of the fourth and two more in the fifth to grab a 4-3 lead.
- Spring Arbor threatened in the seventh, putting the tying run in scoring position, but the Trojans would escape the jam with no damage done to secure the victory.
- Ledford was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with two home runs. Brown finished 3-for-4 with a stolen base while Semones recorded two hits.
- Brown pitched all six innings giving up just one earned run. She also posted three strikeouts.
Spring Arbor returns to Michigan and will host the University of Saint Francis (2-2) in its home opener on Tuesday, Mar. 14 at 3 p.m.