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Softball - Fri, Mar. 10, 2017
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Saint Xavier (Ill.) (8-5)0231410120
Spring Arbor (Mich.) (5-10)00000022
Clermont, FL
Saint Xavier (Ill.)PitchingSpring Arbor (Mich.)
Ruskowsky, AmandaWinner-
-Loser Heath, Lauren
-Save-
Saint Xavier (Ill.)Indv. StatsSpring Arbor (Mich.)
#3 Kinsella, SavannahDoubles None
NoneTriples None
#11 Demack, FrankieHome Runs None
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Spring Arbor (Mich.) (5-11)1101000372
Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) (7-7)1001200471
Clermont, FL
Spring Arbor (Mich.)PitchingHannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)
-Winner Henderson, Bobbie
Brown, KelseyLoser-
-Save-
Spring Arbor (Mich.)Indv. StatsHannibal-LaGrange (Mo.)
#7 Brown, KelseyDoubles None
NoneTriples #4 Harness, Jennifer
#17 Ledford, MorganHome 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.

 
 

THE BASICS

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.

 
 

UP NEXT

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.

 
 

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