MC Scots Softball season is starting off strong

Morgan Corland, No. 2, winds up to pitch in the second inning. Photo by Kenneth Rawlings.
Morgan Corland, No. 2, winds up to pitch in the second inning. Photo by Kenneth Rawlings.

The MC Scots Softball team has kicked off one of the best starts in MC history. The ladies came flying out of the gate, and that has brought them to a current record of 9-3. This is the best start the team has ever had under head coach Leah Kelley.

The Lady Scots played two doubleheaders with two games on both Feb. 24 and Feb. 25. The first day had the team going to Cary, North Carolina for the Grand Slam Tournament to face N.C. Wesleyan, followed by a match-up against William Peace.

The first game looked as though the outcome would be different due to the hot start of the Scots. The active bats and errors made by N.C. Wesleyan led to an early 4-0 lead in the first three innings. The momentum seemed to flip around the fourth inning with the Scots giving up five unanswered runs. The momentum wouldn’t be stopped with two more runs being added before the final, 7-4.

The Scots came back strong in the second matchup against William Peace. The Scots put up two runs in the second inning, and then continued with a strong offense scoring every inning and winning the game with a final score of 8-2.

The next day was not what everyone expected, with four runs being scored throughout the entire day. The first game was a loss against Hood College, with a score of 2-1. The Scots did have the lead in the fourth inning, but no offense was shown in the latter innings. Hood scored two innings in the fifth and held on for the victory.

The second game, against Salisbury, showed the Scots had the skill of quickly forgetting a loss and moving on to the next game. The Scots won 3-1. This game had another early jump with Maryville scoring all of their runs in the first three innings.

“[The season] has started off better than we all expected, but we are not satisfied,” said Mercedez Strambler, “We’re tearing the cover off the ball, hopefully we can keep it up.”

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