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Varsity Softball Goes 3-3 on the week, Splits league play 2-2
By Kim Phillip
May 23, 2022: Clinton drops both games in the double header against LCAA opponent Dundee.
In Game 1, Taryn Hernandez took the loss, throwing 3.1 innings allowing just 2 hits, 0 ER, 3 strikeouts and 3 walks. Hernandez held Dundee scoreless going into the 4th pitching strong, having 2 fielding errors, a few walks and 2 key hits brought Dundee 5 unearned runs. Sydney Schuler came in for relief, allowing just 1 hit, 1 walk, and struck out 4. Dundee scored their 6th run in the top of the seventh on a dropped 3rd strike.
Offense struggled to piece hits together, but managed a big 5th inning, scoring 4. Ormsby led off with a homerun and she was the only multiple hitter going 2-4. Kendall Phillip was 1-2 with a RBI single. Emma Fair added an RBI single. Schuler got the other RBI on a SAC bunt.
Game 2 started in Dundee’s favor as they went up 3-0 in the bottom of the first. Kendall Phillip started on the mound, going 2 innings allowing 3 hits with 5 strikeouts. When Clinton went up 4-3 in the top of the 3rd Hernandez went in to pitch. She went 3.1 innings, allowing 6 hits with 4 strikeouts and 2 earned runs. Schuler got the last 2 outs of the game.
Kyleigh Ramos was 4-4 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI. Hernandez was 2-2. Ormsby was 2-3 with a pair of singles. Noelle Riley was 2-4. Phillip and Schuler each had an RBI single. Clinton left 14 runners in scoring position between the 2 games.
Clinton is 19-6 overall and 9-2 in LCAA. They played Onsted on Wednesday and will finish their suspended game against Ida on June 2, 2022
May 19, 2022: Clinton split with Jonesville in a non-league match-up. Losing 2-1 and winning 15-3.
Kendall Phillip takes the loss in game 1, pitching 2/3 of an inning. Jonesville scored both of their runs on no hits, 1 walk, an error on a bunt, a hit batter, and error on the catcher.
Jonesville pitcher threw for 18 strikeouts, but Noelle Riley’s triple late in the game, turned into Clinton’s only run, on a passed ball. Kyleigh Ramos singled for Clinton’s only other hit.
Clinton fought back in game 2. Sydney Schuler takes the win, pitching 3 innings, allowing 2 hits, with 3 strikeouts, 3 walks, and 3 earned runs. Kendall Phillip finished the final 3 innings, allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, with 5 strikeouts.
Offense was a little more lively, generating 15 runs and was led by Ava Ormsby going 3-5 with 3 RBI and 2 stolen bases. Phillip was 2-3 with an RBI double and stolen base. Schuler was 2-5 with a double and 4 RBI. Kyleigh Ramos added a 2-RBI single.
May 17, 2022: Clinton traveled to Hillsdale to continue LCAA play taking both games.
Game 1 (13-1) resulted in the 6 inning mercy rule. Kendall Phillip pitched her first complete game back from her injury, allowing just 1 hit, 2 walks, with 12 strikeouts. Noelle Riley was on fire at the plate, going 4-5 with a grand slam and a double, finishing with 6 RBI. Kendall Phillip was 4-4 with a double and 3 RBI. Emma Fair was 4-5 with 2 RBI. Ava Ormsby was 2-3 with an RBI.
Game 2 (14-2) was won in the 5 inning mercy rule. Taryn Hernandez allowed 6 hits and 9 strikeouts in her complete game. Kyleigh Ramos led the offense going 2-3 with a 3-RBI homer in the second inning. Raven Aldridge was 2-3 with 2 RBI. Hernandez was 2-3 with an RBI. Kendall Phillip added a 2-RBI double.