Archers Softball Splits with Mineral Area

Sundling homered in both games of the doubleheader on Saturday afternoon
Sundling homered in both games of the doubleheader on Saturday afternoon

The Lady Archers softball team got their first sunny day of the week on Saturday during a Region 16 and MCCAC matchup with Mineral Area College at Meramec as the two teams split a doubleheader with STLCC winning the opener 11-1 in five innings and Mineral getting a comeback victory 6-5 in eight innings in the nightcap.  

Game 1

Anna Counts collected 3 hits, scored 2 runs and had 2 rbi to lead the Archers at the plate, while Shekinah Griffith and Madison Sundling each collected 2 hits, and scored 2 runs.  Griffith added a double, while Sundling blasted a 2 run home run in the first inning to put the Archers up for good. Eva Rasey drove in 2 runs with a single through the middle.  Kyla Blankenship moved to 10-1 on the season by throwing 5 innings and allowing 1 run.  

Game 2

The Lady Archers fought back from a 2-1 hole by scoring four runs in the bottom of the 6th innings, but Mineral Area scored three unearned runs in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game a five and force extra innings.  Mineral scored a run in the top of the eigth inning and Archers stranded the tieing run on second in the bottom of the eight.  

Haley Fisher had 3 hits for the Archers, while Sundling had 2 hits, including her seventh home run of the year, a solo shot in the sixth that tied the game a 2-2 at the time.  Katy Moore threw 6 innings allowing 2 runs for the no decision and Blankenship tossed 2 innings allowing 1 earned run to fall to 10-2 on the year.

The Archers are now 18-4 on the year and return to action on Sunday afternoon at Meramec when they host St. Charles Community College, first pitch is slated for 1:00 pm.