Northwestern coach Jordan Dyer liked his squad’s aggressiveness at the plate. Richards added a two-run double to her day. Bailey Thatcher was 3 for 4 with two singles and a triple. Metz had two RBI doubles. Lauryn Wyrick doubled twice, and Kindra Gingerich and Macey Jordan each doubled.
“We talked about [Wednesday] night, after playing Delphi, we had a slow start, watched some pitches, and [Thursday] we came out swinging and really put the ball in play,” Dyer said. “We had seven doubles. I would say most of all our baserunning was a complete 180 from [Wednesday] night. We were smart on the bases, made good choices, just played smart softball.”
Eastern 16, Maconaquah 0, 5 innings
The Comets got two runs on the board in the first inning, capped by a solo shot from Ally Oyler, and never looked back as they rocked the Braves at Maconaquah.
Lizzy Mavrick connected on a three-run, two out homer in the top of the sixth to help the Comets score six runs in that frame. She added a two-run single in the fourth. Abby Oyler had two singles, a double and a three-run homer. Besides her homer, Ally Oyler added two more singles. Brooke Stout doubled and had two singles. And Maddie Vint singled and doubled.
Abby Oyler was in control in the circle, throwing a two-hitter with no walks and 10 strikeouts. Eastern improved to 10-3 overall, 2-0 in the MIC.
“We waited while the JV game played. It was cold and windy, so everybody’s pretty cold before the game ever starts and you always wonder how they’re going to react,” Eastern coach Jerry Haines said. “Man, they went out and scored in the first inning, then the three-run shot that Marvick hit in the second essentially put us over the hump.