HLGU softball strikes out cancer with pair of wins

Cancer survivor Stephanie Ross began the festivities on HLGU softball's Strike-Out Cancer Day by throwing a strike for the ceremonial first pitch.
Courier-Post staff
Posted: Apr. 19, 2017 12:38 pm

The Hannibal-LaGrange softball team picked up a pair of blowout victories over Harris Stowe State University during its annual Strike-Out Cancer Day on Tuesday.

The money raised by the event will be donated to the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation to support the James E. Cary Cancer Center in Hannibal.

Cancer survivor Stephanie Ross began the festivities by throwing a strike for the ceremonial first pitch.

HLGU followed suit.

The Lady Trojans pitching held the visitors to three runs during the doubleheader as the home team registered 14-3 and 15-0 victories.

HLGU started fast in the first game, scoring 11 runs in the first inning in what turned into a slugfest for the Lady Trojans.

McKenzie Marshall recorded three RBIs during the contest. Haley Zeier, Jordyn Alford and Melissa Stenborg each contributed two RBIs a piece.

Madison Ingram started on the mound for HLGU and allowed two runs over three innings. Bobbie Henderson pitched the two final innings to close out the victory for the Lady Trojans.

The second game began in much the same way as the first as the Lady Trojans again collected 11 runs in the first inning.

They followed the next two innings with two runs a piece and shut out HSSU. Jennifer Harness recorded four RBIs, followed by Zeier and Danielle Wilcoxson with two RBIs a piece.

Henderson and Alford shared turns on the mound for the shutout.

HLGU has two more American Midwest Conference opponents standing in its way this season to determine the conference playoffs.

The Lady Trojans take on Stephens College on the road at 2 p.m. this Thursday and host Williams Baptist at noon Saturday. Senior Day is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Tuesday against Clarke University.

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