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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Mark Twain’s Grossman K’s 10 in loss

  • With all the negativity surrounding the Mark Twain softball team’s 6-0 loss to Brookfield on Thursday night, there was a positive note as the Lady Panthers collected three base hits in the sixth inning to avoid being no-hit.
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  •  With all the negativity surrounding the Mark Twain softball team’s 6-0 loss to Brookfield on Thursday night, there was a positive note as the Lady Panthers collected three base hits in the sixth inning to avoid being no-hit.
    “All of (our hits) came in the sixth,” Mark Twain coach Audra Heimer said. “We had our chances. We just couldn’t pull through.”
    Sarah Sapp led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, the Lady Tigers first hit of the game. Alicia Cole then followed with a single of her own to put runners at first and second with no outs. Two outs later, Grossmann singled to load the bases. But that was as far as Mark Twain’s threat would go.
    “We were down 5-0 at that point,” Heimer said. “We got two base hits in a row. Then we got two strikeouts in a row before another base hit to load the bases. But then we grounded out to the second baseman.”
    Brookfield added one more run in the seventh to finish off the night’s scoring.
    On the mound, Mackenzie Grossmann allowed seven hits and six runs, only three of which were earned. Grossmann stuck out 10 batters and walked one as she took the loss.
    “(Brookfield) were good hitters,” Heimer said. “(Grossmann) worked out of a few jams.”
    Brookfield jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second. Grossmann struckout two in the first and allowed two runs on fielding miscues by the Lady Tigers.
    “We had too many errors,” Heimer said. “We have got to help our pitcher out more.”
    Over the next four innings, Mark Twain (13-6, 4-4 CCC) did not allow any more runs to score, but the Lady Tiger’s also failed to record any hits. It wasn’t until Brookfield scored three times in the top of the sixth that Mark Twain finally registered its first hit of the game.
    Mark Twain will be back on the diamond as the Lady Tigers host Silex tonight.
     

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