Sunday, May 12, 2013

Keegan's Big Day Not Enough as Hawks Drop Series to Madison

5/1/2013 11:31:00 AM

MADISON, Wis. – Despite a big day at the dish from Kaitlyn Keegan (Elk Grove, Ill., Elk Grove), who finished 4-for-6 on the afternoon, the Harper softball team lost 10-3 and 13-1 to the Madison College WolfPack at Madison on Tuesday.

In game one, Marissa Shaner got the win for the WolfPack. She allowed three runs over seven innings. She struck out 13 while yielding nine hits and one walk.
Madison College’s Michelle Farino, Andrea Lawrence, and Jordan Bell combined for five hits and eight RBIs.

Harper jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Keegan singled to ignite the Hawks’ offense and was knocked in on an RBI groundout by Jazlynn Skor (Barrington, Ill., Barrington). Keegan went 3-for-4 with an RBI in the game.

Harper scored once in the third inning, and then followed it up with one more in the fourth. In the third, the Hawks scored on a solo home run by Amanda Forssander (Mount Prospect, Ill., Prospect).

It didn't take long for Madison to answer as it scored three runs of its own in the third. They scored on a fielder's choice and a two-run single by Bell.

Madison didn't relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the fourth inning when it scored on a groundout by Heather Edgren  and an RBI single by Lawrence.
The WolfPack piled on five more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Madison Millsap singled, scoring McKenKie Endres to start the inning. That was followed up by Farino's double, scoring Brianna Wagner, Milsap and Lawrence.

In game two, the Hawks managed just three hits and lost 13-1 in five innings.

Madison’s Paige Weber got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. She allowed one run over five innings. She struck out five, walked three and surrendered three hits.

The WolfPack’s Bell, Marissa Shaner, and Megan Hanke combined for five hits and six RBIs.

The lone run of the game for Harper crossed the plate in the second inning on an RBI single by Keegan, who went 1-for-2.

The losses bring the Hawks’ season to a close, as they finished the year with a 4-20 record. 

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