|Dragons pound Akron|
|Written by Brenda Johnson Brandt|
Two big wins were recorded by the HHS Dragon softball team when the girls defeated Akron 21-2 in four innings and 15-3 in five innings Tuesday, Sept. 25.
“It was nice to see the Dragons rise to the occasion and come ready to play, right off the bat,” said coach Ashley Clayton.
“They were mentally focused and relied on all of the work they have done to come out with two wins,” she added.
Holyoke 21, Akron 2
The Lady Dragons took an early 9-2 first-inning lead at Akron. HHS added eight more runs in the third and four in the fourth to finish the game 21-2.
Alyssa Killin was back on the mound for the Dragons. She faced 17 batters, allowing two hits for two runs. She struck out six and walked one batter.
At the plate, Killin was two for four, including a triple, and had one RBI. Elissa Baker was five for five with three doubles and one stolen base for the Dragons.
Vicki Jeffers was three for three with an RBI; Leigha Terry, two for three; Chandler Gerk, two for four, Stefani Razo, two for two with a double; and Keeya Marquez had an RBI and a stolen base.
Marquez, Kaitlyn Lenhart and Taylor Goldenstein each had a single.
Holyoke 15, Akron 3
In Holyoke’s 15-3 win at Akron, the local girls put up three runs in the second and six in the third before Akron got on the board with one run in the bottom of the third.
The Dragons came back to outscore the Rams 4-2 in the fourth. Two more Dragon runs in the fifth ended the game by run-rule.
Killin again took the win on the mound, facing 23 batters, allowing six hits for three runs. She struck out one and walked two batters.
Killin was three for three at the plate, including a home run and a triple, an RBI and a stolen base.
Marquez was three for four with two doubles, four RBI and a stolen base; Jeffers was two for four with a double and two RBI; Lenhart had one hit and an RBI; Gerk, one hit and one stolen base; and Razo, one hit and one RBI.
Holyoke Enterprise October 4, 2012