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MV to host Stamp Invite
June 28, 2013 · Crystal Eskelsen

The Mount Vernon softball team split doubleheaders with both Waterloo Columbus and Maquoketa last week.

The Mustangs trounced Waterloo Columbus, 11-0, in the first game of the doubleheader, totaling 12 hits as a team.

In the fourth inning, Mount Vernon took control of the game, scoring six runs on seven singles from Michaela Martin, Libby Ryan, Miranda Chapman, Hannah Whitley, Courtney Maddocks, Annie See and Alexis Kroeger.

The second game between the two teams was a much closer contest, with the Sailors coming out victors, 7-6.

Waterloo Columbus totaled nine hits compared to Mount Vernon's six, and the Sailors scored two runs in the seventh inning to seal the win.

Against Maquoketa, the Mustangs lost another one-run game, 10-9. Despite a huge first inning with the Mustangs scoring five runs to start the game, Mount Vernon was unable to hold off the Cardinals.

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Mustangs scored the win, 5-3.

Mount Vernon scored three runs on four hits - singles by Chapman, See, Lily Dahlstrom and Martin - in the fifth inning to take a 4-1 lead.

Maquoketa attempted to come from behind in the seventh inning but only managed two runs before the Mustangs' defense snuffed out their efforts.

"We will continue to improve and work on playing as error-free ball as possible as we go into tournament play," said Mount Vernon coach Robin Brand, referring to regional play in July.

The Mustangs host the Gary Stamp Invitational Friday with teams from Jesup, North Cedar, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Washington, Iowa Vally, Columbus Junction and Mount Pleasant coming to compete. Monday the Mustangs host DeWitt Central and Tuesday they are at Class 1A, No. 15 Preston.

Mount Vernon vs. Waterloo Columbus

Game one

MV 11, WC 0

MV 202 601 11 12

WC 000 00x 0 1

Pitchers: Dahlstrom (MV)

RECAP: The Mustangs put together a lot of hits at the right time, totalling 12 hits to the Sailors' one. Mount Vernon had five batters earn two hits, including Martin, Chapman, Whitley, Maddocks and Kroeger. Pitcher Dahlstrom earned the win, throwing five innings, striking four and walking just one.

Game two

WC 7, MV 6

MV 103 001 1 6 6

WC 302 000 2 7 9

Pitchers: Martin (MV)

Extra base hits

2B-Roe 1

RECAP: Waterloo Columbus rebounded in the second game and handed the Mustangs a one-run loss, 7-6. Mount Vernon was led by Chapman, who was 1-for-2 at the plate, scoring two runs and earning two RBI.

Mount Vernon vs. Maquoketa

Game one

MAQ 10, MV 9

MV 512 000 1 9 11

MAQ 302 301 1 10 9

Pitchers: Owen (M), Dahlstrom (MV)

Extra base hits

2B-Maddocks 1, Whitley 1

RECAP: The Mustangs came up one run short after Maquoketa took a 10-8 lead in the top of the seventh inning. Both Maddocks and Whitley hit doubles and had two RBI for the game. Martin pitched the first four innings for Mount Vernon, but Dahlstrom was tagged with the loss on the mound, pitching the last three innings.

Game two

MV 5, MAQ 3

MAQ 000 010 2 3 6

MV 010 031 x 5 9

Pitchers: Roe (MV), Roppert (M)

Extra base hits

2B-Roe 1

3B-Dahlstrom 1

RECAP: Mount Vernon took an early lead and held on for the 5-3 win. Dahlstrom led the way offensively for the Mustangs, hitting a triple and a single and scoring once. Roe was the winning pitcher, striking out two and walking none.

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