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Cardinal goes 2-1 with mercy-rule wins

By Justin Webster, Ledger sports editor | Jun 18, 2018
Cardinal sophomore Ashlee Strong swings away for the Comets.

The Comets softball team fell to New London Tuesday before collecting 10-run mercy rule victories at IMS Wednesday and at home against Lone Tree Friday.


New London

After yielding a run in the top of the first, freshman Alexia McClure led off the Warriors first at-bat with a solo home run before sophomore Lydia Moses walked, stole two bases and then scored on her classmate Rachel Lewman’s RBI double.

Unfortunately, the Tigers tied it with a run in the third and then put the Comets away with five more in the fifth in the 7-2 loss.

Sophomore Kassidy Verrips threw 108 pitches in the complete game loss, allowing seven runs on 12 hits while walking one and striking out two.



Cardinal scored three in the second and two more in the third to take a 5-0 before facing a scare when they allowed four in the third.

The Comets then collected a five-inning victory by adding three scores in the fourth and seven in the fifth before allowing just one rally run in the final frame.

The Comets accumulated 19 hits and two walks in 36 official at-bats during the 15-5 win and were led by Rachel Lewman’s 4-5, four-RBI performance that included one run scored herself. Moses and Verrips had three hits each while Alexia McClure, Maddie Cloke, Caitlyn Reber and Alexandra Herrera each hit safely twice and Shaelyn Rupe had one hit.

Verrips threw 83 pitches in the shorted win allowing five runs, two earned, on six hits in five innings with four strikeouts and no walks.


Lone Tree

Verrips only threw 66 pitches and allowed just one hit over three innings in the 12-0 shutout that included two strikeouts and three walks.

The sophomore also led the team at the plate, going 3-3 with two doubles and five RBI.

Cloke and Herrera had multiple hits with two a piece while Moses, Lewman and Rupe hit safely once as well.

Cardinal hopes to continue its hot streak tonight when it hosts Van Buren.

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