SPASH softball goes 2 - 0 in quad
April 27, 2014SPASH Softball
SPASH softball goes 2 – 0 in quad
Posted by Brandon Lang on 26 Apr 2014 / 0 Comment
By Brandon Lang
April 26, 2014
Stevens Point – The SPASH Panthers softball team proved they could win in both blow-out and grind-it-out fashion as they defeated DeForest 12 – 0 and Hortonville 3 – 2 on Saturday in the SPASH quad. Both of SPASH’s wins were live streamed right here on CentralWisconsinSports.net.
SPASH was held scoreless against DeForest in the first inning despite making solid contact. They would not be denied in the second. Catcher Jordan Kawlewski hit a lead-off home run to give the Panthers a 1 – 0 lead.
Home runs in back to back innings is always a good thing, especially when one of them is a grand slam like the one hit by Megan Roth in the third. Brianna Flugaur got an infield hit to get on base and quickly stole her way to third. Maggie Gruber drew a walk, stole second and Kawlewski walked to load them up. Roth did the rest.
“It felt so good to hit that. Coach said when he used to play he said ‘see ball, mash ball’ so that’s what I was thinking when I hit the ball; see ball, mash ball,” said Roth.
That grand slam was the first of her career.
“(She) hit that big grand slam and that pushed us through the rest of the game. When you get people on base and you get people hitting home runs you put up crooked numbers like we did today,” said SPASH head coach Tom Drohner.
SPASH entered the fourth up 5 – 0 and would only need one more inning to put DeForest away. This time, however, they would score the old-school way– with timely hits and putting runners on base. A Jordan Kaminski walk and a Janelle Nelson single put two runners on when Flugaur hit a double, notched an RBI and pushed SPASHs lead to 6 – 0.
Gruber then hit one out to right center and drove in two runs, making it 8 – 0. Shaylee Kluck forced a fielder’s choice to third to score another run and Hannah Worzella tripled to bring home two more. Jada Jaworski lined to center to knock in the 12th and final run for the Panthers.
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