Chipola softball stays hot, sweeps LB Wallace
Mar 20, 2013 (Jackson County Floridan - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
The Chipola Lady Indians continue to pile up the wins, as they swept another doubleheader Tuesday afternoon on the road against LB Wallace, winning by scores of 4-1 and 22-3.
Chipola won the first game in extra innings thanks to a three-run home run by Katie Harrison in the top of the ninth innings.
The Lady Indians trailed 1-0 through four innings before Harrison tied it up with an RBI sacrifice fly in the fifth to score Kristen Allen.
Chipola threatened again in the sixth when Megan Borak, Lindsay Wurm, and Allen all reached on hits to load the bases with one out.
But a ground ball by Stephanie Garrels resulted in a force out at home plate, and Hayley Parker lined out to shortstop to end the threat.
In the top of the ninth, the Lady Indians put together a two-out rally, with Parker singling and Mya Anderson drawing a walk from LB Wallace starter Kaitlynn Wiggins to bring up Harrison, who took a 1-1 pitch over the left field fence for the go-ahead runs.
Eva Voortman came back to the circle in the bottom of the ninth to finish what she started, retiring the LB Wallace side in order to end the game.
Voortman went all nine innings and allowed just one earned run on five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts to get the win.
Wiggins also went the distance and gave up four earned runs on eight hits and five walks with six strikeouts.
Harrison led Chipola offensively, going 1-for-2 with two walks, a run, and four RBI, with Allen getting two hits.
The second game of the doubleheader was far less competitive, with Chipola racking up 24 hits as a team and hitting four home runs to overwhelm LB Wallace.
The Lady Indians got four runs in the first inning with Anderson and Parker both going deep, Anderson with a solo shot and Parker a three-run blast.
Harrison added her second three-run homer of the day in the fourth inning to make it 7-0.
LB Wallace got a run back in the bottom of the fourth, but Chipola exploded for 15 runs in the top of the fifth to put the game away.
The Lady Indians collected 11 hits in the inning, with Wurm providing the big hit with a grand slam for the final four runs of the inning.
Wurm finished 3-for-5 with two runs and five RBI, while Parker was 2-for-5 with three runs, and four RBI, and Harrison was 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBI.
Garrels went 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs, and two RBI, Katie Godfrey was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI, Anderson was 2-for-4 with three runs, and two RBI, and Allen was 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs, and an RBI.
Seay and Alyssa Hathcoat also had two hits for Chipola.
Rosanne de Vries started in the circle and got the win for the Lady Indians, going four innings and giving up two hits and six walks with three strikeouts, with Kaitlin Hussey giving up an earned run on two hits and a walk in an inning.
Chipola (26-3) has now won 14 straight games and will next open up Panhandle Conference play Saturday against Northwest Florida State at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
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