MCC softball takes two from Clarke junior varsity

Chasity Jordan

DUBUQUE — The Marshalltown Community College softball team earned its first sweep of the season on Wednesday when it took out the Clarke University junior varsity in two games on the road.

The Tigers (9-8) won the first game by scoring a whopping 25 runs, the most of the season in a single game, on their way to a 25-16 victory in five innings. The bats stayed hot in game two on the way to a 12-4 win over the Pride, who are led by former MCC head coach Jeff Lamb.

It was a home-run derby in game one for MCC as Chasity Jordan, Annalee Myers, Nicolette Dabbs and Saydeee Terrell all went yard. Shaena Robinson, who leads the team in homers this year, didn’t hit one out in game one but she did nearly hit for the cycle with a single, double and triple while going 4-for-4 with four RBIs in the win.

Robinson did knock it out of the park in game two, while Jordan added another two homers to her total. Jordan has hit at least one home run in three of the last four games for the Tigers, bringing her season total to four dingers. Robinson still leads the team with 10 of the team’s 17 home runs.

Taylor Tague got the start in game one, going five innings and giving up 10 hits and only five earned runs. Katelyn Cantu went the whole way in game two, giving up only four hits and four runs in five innings while also striking out two.

MCC returns to action next Wednesday when it travels to West Burlington for a doubleheader against Southeastern, starting at 2 p.m.