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MCLA Softball Drops Pair
09:14PM / Saturday, March 16, 2019
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CLERMONT, Fla. - The MCLA softball team dropped a pair of games Saturday afternoon at the Spring Games.
 
The Trailblazers fell to Simpson 11-0 in the opener before falling to Juniata 4-3 in the nightcap.
 
Simpson 11, MCLA 0
In the opener, Simpson scored in every frame to roll to a five inning win over MCLA.  They would outhit the Trailblazers 11-3 in the contest.
 
Simpson put up three runs in the first inning, the key blow a two run homer by Megan Crockett.  They would add three more in the second inning to increase the lead to 5-0.
 
They would add four more in the third and two more in the fourth to earn the mercy rule victory.
 
Kara Adams took the loss for MCLA.
 
Juniata 4, MCLA 3
Juniata took the early lead over MCLA by scoring twice in the second inning for a 2-0 lead. MCLA answered in the fourth inning to tie it up as McCann Tech graduate Alanza Quinones' RBI double plated Erika Quackenbush and Kara Adams then drove in Quinones to make it 2-2 after four complete.
 
The Trailblazers took their first lead when Kaitlyn Berghela scored on a miscue to make it 3-2. The lead would remain until the bottom of the seventh inning.
 
Juniata's Molly Ulrich singled home a pair of runs with one out in the seventh to give them the walk off victory.
 
Sam Feinstein took the loss as she went the distance for MCLA (1-3). Quinones and Drury graduate Cassie Crosier each had two hits in the game.
 
Baseball
AUBURNDALE, Fla. -- The Hamilton baseball team took advantage of the Trailblazers pitching staff as the Continentals cruised to a 13-1 win in game one of a scheduled doubleheader at the RussMatt Invitational.  Game two was rained out just before first pitch.
 
Hamilton took advantage of some sloppy Trailblazer pitching as they surrendered 12 walks in the loss.  Hamilton touched up starter Dillon Maxon for three runs in the top of the first to take an early 3-0 lead. MCLA scored its lone run in the bottom half on a Hamilton miscue.
 
The Continentals continued to put pressure on the MCLA defense and they tacked on two more runs in the third and then blew the game open with a six run fifth inning.
 
MCLA used six pitchers in the contest as Maxon (0-1) took the loss.  Diego Rivera and Christian Seariac each had two hits for MCLA.
 
Hamilton outhit the Trailblazers 11-6 in the contest. Ethan Wallis, Jarrett Lee, and Brady Slinger each had two hits for Hamilton.  Brian Lawson went six innings to pick up the win.
 
MCLA is off until Tuesday when it challenges Cazenovia.
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