Mac halts Ike in city clash, 13-3
“They have three or four slap hitters, but they have power, too. Their catcher,when we went up there, hit a ball about 20 feet over the top of the scoreboard. They’re a complete team. They might be the best in Class 5A.”
MACARTHUR SOFTBALL COACH ON CHICKASHA’S STRENGTHS HEADING INTO TODAY’S GAME
It didn't take MacArthur long to grab the lead on the Monday. In fact it took only one pitch as senior centerfielder Kameron Fisher lined Kylie Garrett's first offering into left centerfield and scooted around the bases for an inside-the-park homer to spark Mac to a 13-3, four-inning win at Eisenhower.
After Fisher's homer, the next three Highlanders all reached base and scored. Sydnee Stolz and Brooke Pollard both had a RBI-singles. Fisher had an RBI-walk and after four hits and three errors, the Highlanders were up 6-0 while stranding three runners.
In the bottom of the first, Ike's Ashley Pletcher roped a double to left and came around to score on a single by Kayla Johnson.
After sending 12 batters to the plate in the first, Mac (13-12) sent up 11 more and came away with another six-spot in the second.
Kerrigan Thorne led off with a single and was followed by back-to-back errors, an RBI-walk from Anaiya Goodner and a two-run single from Brooke Pollard. Two batters later, Rylee Murphy ripped an RBI-single and was followed by a single from Taelor Martin. Stolz brought them both in with a two-run double to left to make the score 12-1.
Stolz added a sacrifice fly in the fourth giving her four RBIs on the day.
"(Stolz) has been doing that all year," MacArthur head coach Dusty Ketner said. "My 3-4-5 hole, of course, are leading the team in RBIs. When we have runners in scoring position, we drive them in."
That run support was more than enough for pitcher Ariel Enzenauer. She earned the win giving up three runs on five hits. She sat down all six batters faced in the second and third innings. With all those runs crossing the board for Mac, Enzenauer was just trying to throw strikes to get back in shape after missing five games due to illness.