Softball: Badgers put on slugfest in scope of Islander Invitational Tournament
In the wake of going to Corpus Christi, TX for the Islander Invitational Tournament a weekend ago, the University of Wisconsin Softball crew (13-1) has broadened their five-amusement series of wins from a week ago's competition into a ten-diversion series of wins, dropping just a single diversion so far in the season.
The Badgers first competition matchup came against the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (2-14).
The Islanders did not falter to put keeps running on the board first in what appeared to be a protective fight as they put the Badgers down 2– 0 by the fifth inning.
Be that as it may, a two-out rally in the fifth put Taylor Johnson and Kayla Konwent on base for power-hitting catcher Melanie Cross. In evident senior design, Cross pummeled a three-run grand slam over the centerfield fence to put the Badgers up 3– 2.
A tough Badger barrier held off the Islander offense whatever is left of the best approach to verify another triumph and an incredible opening amusement.
In diversion two, Wisconsin would take on the Texas Southern Lady Tigers (1-7).
Indeed, the Badgers wound up in a gap and down one kept running constantly inning.
In any case, by the base of the fourth, the Badger bats warmed up and were prepared to command at the plate.
Senior Stephanie Lombardo started the fire for the Badger offense with a solitary to right field.
Head Coach Yvette Healy then chose to squeeze hit junior Caroline Hedgecock. Sending a bomb over the correct field fence, Hedgecock was essentially stupendous and assumed her job superbly.
Five more Wisconsin hits would pursue and Konwent would thump in two additional races to give the Badgers a five-run lead going into the last two innings.
Rookie Haley Hestekin pitched a total amusement for her second win of the day in the hover as the Badgers would guarantee one more rebound triumph with a last score of 8– 3 over Texas Southern.
Diversion three would be against the Lady Tigers once more. Be that as it may, this time, the Badgers left no uncertainty and no requirement for a rebound.
Junior pitcher Kaitlyn Menz was in control, striking out 50 percent of the Lady Tigers she confronted — permitting just a single hit and no strolls.
Jordan Little, Ally Miklesh, Lombardo and Hedgecock all helped put keeps running on the board and Johnson sent her third grand slam of the period taking off over the fence to finish a 4– 0 Badger triumph.
The Corpus Christi Islanders looked for retribution in the second matchup however were quickly closed somewhere near the overwhelming Wisconsin offense.
In the second matchup, the Badgers commanded at the plate with nine keeps running off of nine hits and protectively held the Islanders to a measly one run.
Cross drove the way by and by in hits and before the day's over, she counted four more RBI's for an aggregate of 22 in the season.
Individual senior Lombardo — satisfying her group moniker "Slambardo" — went two for three at the plate, including a performance grand slam in the primary inning to kickstart the Badger scoring exertion.
The Badgers' last diversion came by and by against the Islanders Sunday morning. Obviously, the Badgers occupied with one more slugfest.
In the main inning, Konwent and Cross jumped on base off a solitary and a walk individually, and Hedgecock slugged them home with another grand slam, giving the Badgers a 3– 0 lead from the get-go in this challenge.
Afterward, Cross would send a two-run homer over the divider in the third inning and Konwent would hammer a three-run homer to right focus, driving the Badgers to an amazing 9– 0 triumph.
The Badgers would return home with an ideal 5-0 record on the end of the week and a transcending eight grand slams to their name.
One weekend from now, The Badgers will make a trip to Tempe, Arizona for the Sun Devil Classic to take on No. 11 Texas, No. 13 Arizona State and Princeton.