Softball Kats Plate 66 Hits in 15 Innings for Trio of Wins

Softball Kats Plate 66 Hits in 15 Innings for Trio of Wins

The Erie Community College softball team put together its first three-game win streak in a most impressive fashion April 22-23. The Kats out-scored their opponents 59-4, registered 66 hits and allowed only 11 hits in just 15 innings of play.

The trio of wins improved their overall record to 8-8 and surpassed last season's win total of five. Perhaps even more impressive is that the Kats have scored 135 runs after just 16 games which is one more than they scored all of last season after 28 contests.

During the three wins, the Kats hit eight home runs with Julia Swanson getting at least one in each of the wins and four total. Not far behind was Gianna Zarcone with a combined three homers, while Jenna Neff also added one.

In each game of the streak, the Kats surpassed a season high. Their first win of three came at home against Cayuga with a 17-2 victory. The 17 runs surpassed a 12-run effort earlier in the season. They topped that with 22 runs the very next game at Jefferson, but the Kats turned into a hitting machine with 20, 22 and 24, respectively, in each of the three wins.

In the 20-hit game that started the streak against Cayuga, Swanson and Halle James led the way with four hits. Zarcone and Sarah Bagley each had three hits, while Chelsea Davis and Mercedes Garlow added a pair of hits apiece. Nicole Woodward and Alyssa Garlow rounded out the hitting, with the former getting the win on the mound in allowing just five hits.

In the 22-hit first of two victories at Jefferson that ended 22-2, Swanson and Bagley led the team with four hits each. Neff and Mercedes Garlow each had three hits, while Zarcone, James and Davis added a pair of hits apiece. Alyssa Garlow and Woodward rounded out the hitting, with the latter picking up another win from the mound in only allowing two hits.

In the 24-hit matinee 20-0 win at Jefferson each Kat had a least two hits. Davis led the Kats with four hits, while the Kats got three hits each from James, Zarcone, Neff and Olivia Anzivine. Swanson, Bagley, and both Garlows each added a pair of hits with Anzivine tossing the shutout while allowing four hits.