Indians do Sunday split at home

Monday, March 19, 2018
McCook Community College’s Sieara Price awaits a throw at first base Sunday in the opening game of the Lady Indians’ split with Trinidad State. Price is a freshman from Greeley, Colo.
Brent Cobb/MCC

McCOOK, Neb. — The McCook Community College Lady Indian softball team split a pair of games against Trinidad State Sunday. MCC won the first game 7-5 and lost the second 16-6.

“We played well today,” MCC Coach Josh Barnes said. “It was nice to get a split.

MCC 7, Trinidad State 5 – In the opener the Lady Indians, down 1-0, cranked up the two-base offense and came up with four runs in the second inning, and never trailed.

“I thought our hitters were very opportunistic today.” Barnes said. “We have to continue to work hard and have quality at-bats.”

Isabel Serna (Roy, Utah), Kathy MacDiarmond (Spring Creek, Nevada) and Emily Charchuk (Victoria, B.C.) all had doubles in the game. MacDiarmond, the sophomore catcher, provided the big bat going two-for-three with a double and single, three RBIs, a stolen base, and a sacrifice bunt.

Taya Thorpe (Malad, Idaho) picked up the win and improved to 11-9 on the season. She went seven innings, gave up 10 hits, three walks and struck out 11.

Trinidad State 16, MCC 6 – Down 4-0 in the third inning, The Lady Trojans scored six runs and never relinquished the lead to gain the doubleheader split with MCC. Trinidad State added three runs in the fourth, four in the fifth and three more in the seventh inning.

The MCC defense committed four errors in the game and only half of Trinidad State’s runs were earned.

“This game got away from us a bit with miscues in the field.” Barnes said. “We have to be better at anticipation rather than rely on reaction only.”

Jerusha Miner (Gunnison Valley, Utah) went three-for-three with a stolen base to lead the 13-hit Lady Indian attack.

Emily Charchuk doubled and singled with two RBIs, Isabel Serna went two-for-four with an RBI.

McCook alum Abby Kalinski (McCook) doubled and Alexis Moeaki drove in two.

Taya Thorpe (11-10) took the loss. She allowed three hits -- including a grand slam – and four earned runs in 2.1 innings of work.

MCC is now 14-10 on the season and while Trinidad State is 14-16.

The games that were originally scheduled for Monday in Goodland, Kan. have been moved to Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Lady Indians will host Southeast Community College at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Jaycees Sports Complex.

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