Ancilla Softball Sweeps Jackson; Clark Sets School Record
April 30, 2013
JACKSON, MICHIGAN – After competing in twelve games in six days, the Ancilla College softball team returned to action after a day off and defeated Jackson Community College 8-5 and 11-3.
Ancilla scored in five of the seven innings of game one. Emily Wilbur, Courtney Clark, Marissa Sullivan, Courtney Henning, and Kayla Dell all finished the game with two hits. Sullivan and Katherine Grady picked up two RBI, while Wilbur scored two runs in the victory. Sullivan picked up her sixth win of the season, striking out three in 5 1/3 innings of work. Brianna McClellan earned her first save of the season in 1 2/3 innings of relief.
The Chargers scored in four of the six innings of game two. Wilbur added three more hits to her resume in the contest, along with Shelby McConnell and Rohni Beck. McConnell scored three times and Beck drove in four runs in the nightcap, as Ancilla won by the eight-run rule. Clark gained her sixth win of the season. In the process she set a new Ancilla record for wins in a career (21).
“These were two big games for us,” commented Ancilla coach Scott Reese. “Road wins are hard to come by and these young ladies came in with a determination to get the job done today. I’m proud of their effort and the way in which they completed the task that they set out to accomplish today.”
With the two wins, Ancilla is now a part of a two team race with Lake Michigan College for the sixth and final Region XII, District G tournament invitation.
The Chargers have won nine of their last fourteen games, jumping from seventh to fifth place in the MCCAA West in that span, and will be back in action on Thursday, May 2, when they host NJCAA #16 Grand Rapids Community College.