Tigers split road twinbill with NIACC

MASON CITY – It was the tale of two games for the Marshalltown Community College softball team Sunday.

The Tigers could only muster five hits and gave several earned runs in the opener against North Iowa Area Community College and then scorched seven doubles and had 13 hits in a big win in the nightcap of ICCAC Division II doubleheader.

The Tigers lost the opener 5-1 despite another strong outing in the circle from sophomore Stacy Roggentien. She allowed 10 hits in the loss but only one of the five runs scored against her was earned.

The second game ended in five innings after MCC blasted seven doubles, scored nine runs in the first two innings and beat NIACC 13-3.

The win for NIACC in game one ended the Trojans’ four-game losing streak. MCC also split with Iowa Lakes on Thursday and Ellsworth on Saturday.

Hailee Beals had two hits, while Brooke Dunkin had one hit, one run and one walk in the loss for the Tigers (20-22-1, 15-13). Whitney Baker also was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Nicole Duford kept the Tigers off balance the entire game as the she allowed five hits in seven innings and struck out two.

The Trojans plated four of their five runs in the third inning.

The Tigers wasted no time bouncing back in the nightcap, scoring six runs in the first and three more in the second. They ended the game with three runs in the fourth and a single run in the fifth as MCC cranked out 13 hits in the victory.

Sarah Wilson collected two of the team’s seven doubles and totaled three hits, four runs and two RBIs.

Dunkin, Mackenzie Gott and Alexis Farren also had two hits and two runs apiece, while Farren also had two RBIs. Jacklyn Bear finished 1-for-1 with two RBIs.

Taylor Vaske earned the win for the Tigers as she allowed three runs in five innings. The Marshalltown native surrendered six hits, walked three and struck out four in the victory.

Annetts was roughed up by the MCC bats. She gave up 13 hits and 13 runs – 10 earned – in five innings. She also walked four. Cassie Pappas had one hit and knocked in three runs for NIACC at the plate.

Next up for MCC will be the Region XI Tournament on May 3-6 at Harlan Rogers Park in Fort Dodge. The district final is May 9 in Fort Dodge.