Girls Varsity Softball · Softball Takes Two from Gabriel Richard!

Article courtesy of www.miprepzone/, 4-26-18

Allen Park Cabrini welcomed in Riverview Gabriel Richard for a CHSL AA doubleheader on Wednesday.

Cabrini edged Richard 4-3 in the first game and then knocked off the rival Pioneers 9-5 in the nightcap.

In the first game, the teams went to extra innings tied 3-3. In the bottom of the eighth the Monarchs’ Caleigh Muglia dropped a bunt and Holly Kimes was able to race in from third base with the winning run.

For the game, Cabrini’s Michaleigh Vallimont was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Muglia had one RBI.

In the circle Mackenzie Noah threw all eight innings for the Monarchs (12-3, 3-3 CHSL AA). She struck out six batters and allowed two walks, two earned runs and six hits.

Chelsea Collins went the distance for Richard (1-7, 1-7 CHSL AA) and struck out seven batters. She allowed only one earned run, five hits and three walks in 7.1 innings of work.

Offensively for the Pioneers, Joslyn Kaiser and Brenna Gordon each had an RBI and Claire Hesson finished with two hits.

In the second game, Richard grabbed a 4-0 in the top of the third inning, following a first-inning RBI single from Daphne Pate and a three-run homer from Chelsea Collins two innings later.

Cabrini responded with two runs in the bottom of the third, while the visitors added another run in the top of the fifth with an RBI from Morgan Crandall.

The Monarchs exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth and ultimately went on to the four-run victory. Richard was hurt by two errors in the inning, one of which directly led to a pair of Cabrini runs.

Vivianna Gonzalez was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, while Vallimont finished 2-for-3 win an RBI and two runs scored.

Kimes and Noah both had two hits, one RBI and one run and both Muglia and Mackenzie Schick each had one hit, one RBI and one run.In the circle, Gonzalez went six innings and struck out five batters. She allowed five earned runs, five walks and nine hits. Noah came on for the seventh and retired the side in order.

For Richard, Collins finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored, while Pate was 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI, Cislo was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Crandall had one RBI.

Pate started in the circle and threw all six innings for the Pioneers. Only three of the Monarch runs were earned and she struck out four, walked two and gave up 11 hits.

For Cabrini, the win followed a championship at the Beaverton Tournament on Saturday.

The Monarchs were set to host Mercy the following day and the Pioneers were scheduled to welcome in Bloomfield Hills Marian.