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Softball continues to shatter records

April 29, 2016

Sophomore Elizabeth Hippen delivers a strike to homeplate / Michelle Ravel - The Courier

The Monmouth Scots softball team made history once again on Saturday with Charlotte Park hitting her way into the history books, becoming Monmouth’s all-time homerun leader.

Park did so in the fourth inning with her 22nd career homerun, a two run shot, to help seal a 7-0 win as part of a twin bill against the nationally-ranked Washington University Bears. Liz Hippen did her part by pitching seven shutout innings.

The Scots took the second game of the double header 4-1 behind a dominant pitching performance by Brianna Perschall with Hippen getting the save.

The following Sunday the Scots took on Augie in a doubleheader. Augie jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first inning.

A two run bomb by Michaela Guthrie and an RBI single by Johnna Schultz helped the Scots to tie the game up at 4-4. Charlotte Park drove in Kirstyn Ozga in the bottom of the ninth for a walk-off win.

The second game was a convincing 10-1 win behind another dominant outing by Kaylee Kurtz.

The game lasted only five innings yet the Scots managed to get ten runs on nine hits. They scored a whopping eight runs in the fourth thanks to Schultz’s two doubles and four runs driven in for the game.

The Scots victories over Augustana give them a Monmouth College record 23 wins on the season. Monmouth is now 13-3 in conference play on the season.

The Scots will hope to continue play strong this Saturday against Ripon College in a twin bill up in Wisconsin.

Brendan Fallon
Sports Contributor

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