The Central Community College softball team lost to Southeast Community College, 12-6, in the first game of the best-of-three Region IX Championship.
CCC got a quick start in the top of the first when Grace Townsend batted in Shelby Behnk and Taylor Griffith for a 2-0 lead. SCC’s Morgan Parsons scored a run in the bottom half of the inning to make it a 2-1 lead for the Raiders.
After a scoreless second inning, the scoring in the third was the exact opposite of the first inning as Townsend crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly to increase the CCC lead to 3-1. In the bottom half of the inning, SCC’s Kelsey Markey belted a two-run homer to tie the game at 3-3.
The Storm took off by scoring three unanswered runs in the bottom of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings for a 12-5 lead.
CCC added a run in the top of the seventh as Dockerty scored on Shelby Gerloff‘s (pictured) RBI to make it a 12-6 score which turned out to be the final.
SCC’s Katelynn Holiday went the distance for the Storm and was the winning pitcher, while CCC’s Ashten Gibson took the loss.
The Central Community College softball team lost to Southeast Community College, 12-4, in the second game of the best-of-three Region IX Championship.
The victory gives SCC the Region IX Championship and a ticket to the District G Championship tournament.
The Storm got on the board first with a run in the bottom of the first inning to go up 1-0.
The Raiders evened the game at one apiece in the top of the second as Kaitlyn Kleinheksel batted in Alyssa Dockerty. SCC responded in a big way with four runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 5-1 lead. The Storm added a run in the third and in the fourth to move ahead 7-1.
In the top of the fifth inning, CCC’s Ashten Gibson logged a base hit which allowed Shelby Behnk (pictured) to score to make the score 7-2 in favor of SCC. In the bottom of the fifth, the Storm’s Morgan Parsons belted a two-run homerun to make it a 9-2 advantage.
The Raiders added a pair of runs in the top of the sixth as Chloe Miller batted in Liberty Josoff and Tori Mullen to cut into the SCC lead, 9-4. But the Storm tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the sixth for a 12-4 lead and the game was called at that point giving SCC the Region IX Championship.
The Storm’s Cassie Evans was the winning pitcher, while CCC pitcher Grace Townsend took the loss.
With the loss, the Raiders finish the 2019 season with a mark of 13-24.