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Results from Maconaquah for Wednesday, April 26th
Maconaquah High School Girls Varsity Tennis beat Logansport High School 3-2
A very close match was played Monday night against the Logansport Berries with a Maconaquah 1 doubles third set win to clench the match 3-2. Varsity winners of the night were 2 singles, Kiera Rosenow, 1 doubles Kaydence Jones and Kailee Meadows, 2 doubles Finley Dobbs and Josie Callane. JV winners included 1 singles Katie Yocum, 2 singles Abby Heath, and 3 singles Natalie Klepinger.
Maconaquah High School Girls Varsity Tennis beat Taylor High School 5-0
Lady Braves tennis traveled to Taylor to take on the Titans. The team took control of the courts and won in a 5-0 sweep.
Maconaquah High School Varsity Softball falls to Caston Jr-Sr High School 13-0
Maconaquah (5-6) falls to Caston (7-3) 13 to zero in 6 innings. Caston’s Addison Zimpleman pitched a shutout allowing 5 hits.
Hitting for Maconaquah was lead by Blayklee Buman going 3 for 3 one double, Amaya Rader added a triple, and Bailey Carson added a double.
Coach’s Thoughts…”The score board did not indicate it, but tonight was a better game for us versus Monday. Caston has two great pitchers and we only saw one tonight. Our strikeouts went down from 15 to 6. If you take away the two big innings, we held them in 4 innings to zero runs. In the field costly errors on routine plays continue to plague us. However, we are getting better. Tonight was by far our best game in the outfield. Our outfielders took better angles and hit their cutoffs. Losing two games back to back by such large margins in tough on moral. We need to keep grinding there is alot of games left to play.”
Maconaquah High School Varsity Baseball beat Manchester Jr-Sr High School 1-0
The Maconaquah Braves Varsity defeated Manchester 1-0 on Wednesday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout.
Kaleb Shelton pitched Maconaquah Braves Varsity to victory. Shelton allowed zero hits and zero runs over five and a third innings, striking out eight. Ellis threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen while striking out 3.
Klaytin Kile reached on a one out single in the 5th inning. He advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Bennett Isenburg drove a pitch to right field which plated Kile on a bang bang play at the plate for the only run scored on the day.
Isenburg went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Maconaquah Braves Varsity in hits. Haydon Chance and Shelton also added singles for the Braves.
Maconaquah Braves Varsity was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Jacob Isley made the most plays with 11.
Maconaquah High School Varsity Softball beat Manchester Jr-Sr High School 9-5
The Lady Braves (6-6) started off slow but passed Manchester (3-11) in the 7th inning.
The Braves got on the board first when Anna Clifton scores on a passed ball. Shaela Brazzel’s double off the fence got her around to third base.
Manchester answers back in the bottom of the 2nd scoring 4 runs.
Maconaquah gets 2 runs in the top of the 4th. Amaya Rader leads off the inning with a double, scores on a passed ball. Barnes walks, Bunch singles with a bunt scoring Barnes on an over throw. 3 to 4 Manchester still leading.
Mac ties the game in the top of the 5th. Anna Clifton starts things off with a double to center, Brazzel walks. Rader flies out to center, and the runners advance. Clifton scores on an over throw. 4-4.
Manchester regains the lead in the bottom of the 6th. With a lead off Triple. 5-4 Squires.
With their backs against the wall again Maconaquah rallies. Buman with lead off single, Brazzel walks, Rader RBI singles scoring courtesy runner Gross tieing the game. With runners at 2nd and 3rd, Barnes gets intentionally walked to load the bases with 2 outs. Brazzel scores on a passed ball taking the lead. Freshman Kaitlynn Bunch again puts the ball in play causing an error and scoring Rader and Barnes. 8-5 Braves. Sophomore Kiara Cox RBI singles to right scoring Bunch. 9-5 Braves.
To seal the win, Maconauah shuts down Manchester in a 1,2,3 bottom of the 7th. Bailey Carson fields a bunt from the catcher position, Clifton fields a grounder from second, and Brazzel catches a pop up at first. 9-5 final.
Amaya Rader 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 Runs, 8 outs, 1 double play
Blayklee Buman 2 hits at the plate, 7 innings pitched, 5 K’s, 1 earned run allowed.
Kiara Cox 2 hits, 1 RBI
Kaitlynn Bunch 1 hit, 1 Run
Shaela Brazzel 1 hit, 1 Run, 1 Walk
Anna Clifton 1 hit, 2 Runs
Sydney Barnes 2 walks, 2 Runs
Olivia Gross 1 Run
Coach Carson…”What a roller coaster of a game. We started slow, made fielding errors and dug ourselves a hole. The girls stayed positive and chipped away at Manchester. For the second time this year we came from behind to win a game in the 7th inning. We have leadership starting to emerge on the team, and our younger girls are getting expierence in tough spots.”
Up next Maconaquah travels to Whitko Monday 530 start.