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Softball Repeats as ISCC Champs
Lady Chiefs Capture Back-to-Back ISCC Titles
Waubonsee Community College captured the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) softball title for the second year in a row. The Lady Chiefs (37-21) clinched the title by sweeping their ISCC doubleheader on Tuesday with Moraine Valley Community College, winning 10-2 in just five innings and 12-4, also in five innings. The Lady Chiefs finished with a 13-1 record in conference play, one game ahead of the College of Lake County. It is Waubonsee’s third league softball crown in the last six years.
In the opener the visiting Cyclones, 6-6 in ISCC play, were looking to play spoiler role. Eyeing a potential upset bid, Moraine Valley led 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth. The Lady Chiefs then erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the frame and never looked back. Waubonsee added two more in the bottom half of the fifth to put the eight-run after five innings slaughter rule into effect. Brooke Nelson pitched and hit Waubonsee to the victory, limiting the Cyclones to just four hits while booking three hits of her own at the plate. One of those hits by Nelson was a double as she drove in two runs in the game. Devin Turner and Kristen Stralka both went 2 for 3 at the dish. Christine Lynam and Allison Haskins each ripped a double, with Haskins knocking in three runs.
In game two Waubonsee gradually pulled away to secure their grip on the trophy for the second straight year. The Lady Chiefs registered 13 hits en route to scoring four runs in the second, three in the fourth and three more in the top of the fifth. Turner finished the game 4 for 4 with a double and run batted in. Nelson continued to stay hot at the plate by going 3 for 4 with four runs driven in. Becky Randall went 3 for 3, and Tara Pfeiffer smacked a double in support of winning pitcher Alyssa Reimers, who picked up her 12th win of the season.
On the season thus far, Nelson leads the pitching staff with a 14-6 record and a 1.79 earned run average. She also leads the Lady Chiefs with a .453 batting average, a .555 on-base percentage and is tied for the team lead with 44 runs batted in. Turner has a team-leading 63 hits, including seven home runs, and has also driven in 44 runs. Briana Conaway is batting .329 with 41 runs knocked in. Reimers is batting .339 with 60 hits and a team-leading 17 stolen bases in 18 attempts. Megan Kuhn leads the Lady Chiefs with a dozen doubles, and is hitting .329 with 54 hits on the season, while Randall has swiped 16 bases.