Jacobs slugs way past Dundee-Crown
The Jacobs softball team continued to put up good offensive numbers Monday.
The Golden Eagles pounded out 13 hits and scored 14 runs to top rival Dundee-Crown, 14-4, in five innings in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division game in Carpentersville.
"We've been putting up quite a bit of runs," said Jacobs' Alyssa Lach, who went 2-for-3 with a double and home run. "Today, top to bottom we hit the ball hard."
Jacobs (7-5, 2-1) scored three times in the top of the first inning. Jacquelyn Hengler scored on an error and Kaitlyn Woloszyk had a 2-run single of D-C starter Lauren Girard. Hengler, Lach, Courtney Cotugno and Kelsey Cummings each drove in a run in a 4-run second as the Golden Eagles took a 7-0 lead.
Mallory Schilf got the Chargers (1-5, 0-2) on the scoreboard with a solo home run in the bottom of the second to make it 7-1.
Lach hit her fifth home run of the year, a 2-run shot, in the third inning as Jacobs took a 9-1 lead.
D-C scored 3 unearned runs in the fourth as Amanda Eissler, Girard and Casey Weeks drove in runs. Jacobs added 5 runs in the fifth, including 2-run singles from Woloszyk and Cummings.
"We put the ball in play, a lot of clean singles and big hits," Jacobs coach Jeremy Bauer said. "We took advantage of a couple of untimely errors on their part. But overall I thought we hit the ball well."
Kelsey Peters (7-4) earned the victory, going all 5 innings. She allowed 7 hits, walked 2, hit a batter and struck out 3. Woloszyk was 3-for-4 with 3 singles. Sarah Murray, Lach, Cotugno and Cummings each had 2 hits.
Cindy Collingbourne had 2 hits for D-C.
"It was good for us to actually fight back in the fourth inning," Chargers coach Tracy Beaty said. "We just need to be stronger defensively. We seem to be falling apart at least one inning every game. That puts us behind the eight ball."
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