The Marceline Lady Tigers softball team has had some recent success.
The Marceline Lady Tigers softball team traveled to Brunswick for the annual Brunswick Tournament last weekend, and them came home Monday night for a non-conference battle with LaPlata. Marceline took second at the tournament, and won the home game in a blowout.
Monday night, the Lady Tigers hosted the LaPlata Lady Bulldogs in a non-conference battle at Lion’s Field in Marceline. The Lady Tigers made the home crowd happy with a blowout win in five innings.
LaPlata sent five to the plate in the top of the first, but stranded two on base. Morgan McCormick led off with a single, and advanced to second on a Fielder’s Choice involving Gauthier. Brooks brought her home with an RBI double. Madison McCormick made it two runs scored with an RBI single next. Peiffer hit a single, as did Dorrell, but the frame would end with the bases loaded. After one inning, Marceline led 2-0.
LaPlata scored three runs in seven at-bats in the top of the second to take a temporary lead. Gauthier hit an infield single with two outs and stole two bases. Brooks brought her home with an RBI single. Madison McCormick singled, and Brooks sped over to third base. Peiffer earned an RBI, reaching on an error, and left Marceline with runners on the corners. Dorrell hit an RBI single, and the runners advanced to second and third on the throw. Katie Cupp hit a two-RBI double to leave only her on base, where she was stranded to end the frame. After two innings, the Lady Tigers led 7-3.
LaPlata scored one run in four at-bats in the top of the third to close the gap to three runs. Shoop led off with an infield single, but was caught stealing at second. Morgan McCormick hit a double, and moved to third on a double by Gauthier. Brooks brought them home with a two-RBI double. Peiffer made it three-in-a-row with an RBI single. Dorrell singled, but two would end up stranded at the end of the inning. After three, Marceline led 10-4.
“It was exciting at the plate tonight,” said Brooks after the game. “It felt good to get our timing going, everyone hit well tonight.”