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Softball adds to historic win streak

Softball adds to historic win streak

By Anna Dunlavey

The softball team has knocked it out of the park in their start to this season. The team is now on a 15-game win streak, not having lost a game since March 6th. Before this season, the longest win streak the program had ever amassed was 11 games.

The team began their season at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. Although Bluffton University dealt the Ladies a close 4-3 loss in their first game of the 2015 season, they rebound later in the day to demolished Clark University 11-3. They went on to finish the tournament with a record of 13-3.

Since returning from the Classic, the Ladies have yet to lose a game. They have played three doubleheaders, against Otterbein University, Houghton College and Marietta College, winning all six games.

Pitcher Maddy Stark’s ’15 performance in those games earned her recognition by the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) as the conference’s player of the week. At the plate, she had 13 hits on 23 at-bats, with 10 runs scored and 11 RBI. On the mound, she started four games and pitched a total of 26 innings. She struck out 25 batters and gave up only six earned runs. With those wins, Stark now holds the Kenyon record for all-time wins with 45.

The Ladies will begin playing conference teams this weekend, when they meet DePauw University for a doubleheader in Greencastle, Ind. Their first home game and senior day will be a doubleheader on March 31st, against Hiram College.


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