Softball Bullpups crush El Dorado on Senior Night

By Steve Sell
May 07, 2014
Kendall Shaw

As expected, there was little suspense here Tuesday when McPherson High’s high-octane softball team hosted winless El Dorado for Senior Day.

The Wildcats were the perfect foil for the feel-good day, as the Bullpups needed only seven innings for the sweep, winning 15-0 in three and 16-1 in four.

“Stellar hitting from beginning to the end of our lineup,” said MHS coach Danica Fitzmorris, whose team is now 12-4 on the season. “Offensively, I’m not sure we could've been beaten by anyone we have played to date. Five triples and three home runs (combined) from Chelsey Kerr (2) and Jasmine Wann.”

The Bullpups also were nearly faultless in the field.

“We had one error in the field all night long. Defensively that's what we need to do to win tight games,” Fitzmorris said. “Maddie Hoffman pitched a quality first game allowing no runs. Game two, Marissa Axelson finished her first full game this season. She threw with great speed and precision, posting seven strikeouts with one walk. Being Senior Night was the icing on the cake for her and all of our softball family.”

Game 1 stats were not available due to a computer glitch. In Game 2, Stephanie Farney had three hits, three runs and three RBIs and Brooke Schrag had two hits and three RBIs. With two hits each were Hoffman, Axelson, Kerr, Wann and Hannah Marshall.

El Dorado did not have a B-team, so MHS’ JVs played Andale, which has big numbers and is looking for games.

MHS won both games, 13-10 and 8-4.

In the first game, Teagan Pacey was 4 for 4 with two hits and two RBIs. Olivia Rettig added three hits and coming up with two each were Ashlee May, Elle Schrag, Grace Colaw, Kaylee Hardin, Mayci James and Teri Yates as MHS totaled 19 for the game. Schrag was the winning pitcher.

In the B-game, Colaw led the way by going 3 for 3, while Hardin and Paige Gottwald had two hits apiece. Colaw and May drove in two runs. May was the winning pitcher.

MHS goes to Salina South Friday for a triangular, with Great Bend the third team.

Game 1 box not available.

Game 2 box

MHS (16) — Hoffman 4-2-2-1, Axelson 3-1-2-1, Marshall 4-1-2-1, Kerr 3-2-2-2, Wann 3-2-2-1, Cheek 3-1-1-0, Farney 3-3-3-1, Feil 2-2-0-0, B. Schrag 2-2-2-3.