ORLANDO - The bats for Central Lakes College were as hot as the Florida sun Monday as the Raiders pounded out a total of 40 hits and 42 runs on their way to winning four straight games on Monday.
CLC started out with a double-header sweep of Glen Oaks, Mich., a Division II school, and then finished off the day by taking two from Hudson Valley.
The Raiders raised their record to 9-1 on the season.
In the opener gainst Glen Oaks, the Raiders got things going in the fourth to tie the game at 2 and then added three more in the fifth to pull away. Ali Mathison went seven innings and had four strikeouts while only giving up three earned runs. Bridget Badger and Brittany Thorson each had two-run homers while Izzy Anderson went 2-3 with a run scored and a sacrifice. The Raiders out-hit Glen Oaks 10-6 in game one.
In Game Two the Raiders got an 8-0 shutout with Malerie Riewer pitching five innings and giving up no runs on four hits. Olivia Graham picked up the save. CLC managed only one extra-base hit from Thorson who also had two RBI's. Other hitting stars were Kjelsey Loeffler going 1-3 with two runs, and Badger going 2-3 with one run scored.
CLC then went up against Hudson Valley and hammered out 9 runs on 6 hits on their way to a 9-0 win in Game One. Graham picked up where she left off in the last game, pitching five innings and getting 11 strikeouts. Calliegh Johnson had a double and Anderson went 2-2 with a run and a stolen base. Loeffler also went 1-2 with three runs scored.
CLC saved tit highest hit total for last with 15 and they scored 14 runs in coasting to a four-game sweep for the day. Riewer got her second victory of the day with three strikeouts over seven complete innings. Johnson had a two-run homer, and Anderson went 3-3 with one run and two stolen bases. Mathison also collected three hits while Loeffler, Badger, and Jess Michels each had two in the victory.
Central Lakes College 11, Glen Oaks 3
CLC 11 10 1
Glen Oaks 3 6 2
WP - Ali Mathison. LP - Holton. 2B - CLC-Izzy Anderson (2), Calliegh Johnson, Lindsey Latour. HR - CLC-Bridget Badger, Brittany Thorson.
Central Lakes College 8, Glen Oaks 0
CLC 8 9 3
Glen Oaks 0 5 1
WP - Malerie Riewer. LP - Evarts. 2B - CLC-Brittany Thorson.
Central Lakes College 9, Hudson Valley 0
CLC 9 6 0
HVCC 0 1 3
WP - Olivia Graham. LP - Springer. 2B - CLC-Calliegh Johnson.
Central Lakes College 14, Hudson Valley 8
CLC 14 15 5
HVCC 8 8 4
WP - Malerie Riewer. LP - McGurn. 2B - CLC-Kjelsy Loeffler, Brittany Thorson, Jess Michels. 3B - CLC-Ali Mathison. HR - Calliegh Johnson. Overall - 9-1.
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