Chelsea Long did all she could to give Maple Woods a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past Crowder
College, as the Monarchs lost 6-5 in seven innings on the road.
Long racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Monarchs. She doubled in the first inning and singled in the third and sixth innings.
Crowder College was sparked by Payton Wiedner and Courtni Smith, who teamed up for two hits and four RBIs. Audrea Allen couldn't get it done on the rubber for the Monarchs, taking a loss. She allowed six runs in six innings, walked seven and struck out none.
The top of the first saw the Monarchs take an early lead, 1-0. A double by Long, scoring Bailey Guiles, started the inning off.
The Monarchs mustered 8 hits in game 2, but couldn't take advantage, losing 10-2.
Despite a big day from Randi Schottel, the Monarchs struggled offensively. Kelsi Broyles took the loss on the rubber for the Monarchs. She lasted four innings, walked none, struck out none, and allowed five runs.
In the top of the second, the Monarchs grabbed the early lead, 2-0. Anna McFadden doubled, scoring Alyson Klint after a single by Klint got things started. The scoreboard lit up again for the Monarchs when McFadden scored on an RBI single by Schottel.
Maple Woods defeated St. Charles Community College 9-0 in the first game of a weekend
double header at Happy Rock Park. The Monarchs scored four runs in the fourth inning
on an RBI single by Chelsea Long, an RBI single by Alyson Klint, and a two-run single by Anna McFadden. Long racked up two RBIs on three hits, including a homerun in the fifth inning,
for the Monarchs.
The Monarchs' Audrea Allen kept St. Charles off the scoreboard for all five innings she was on the rubber. She pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out five.
The Monarchs went up for good in the first, with Amy Spieler scoring on a sacrifice fly by Autumn Hughes. The Monarchs brought home two runs in the third inning, and matched that run total in the fifth. In the third, the Monarchs scored on a two-run home run by Allen, scoring Bailey Guiles.
The second game saw both Maple Woods and St. Charles put runners aboard on, but it was the Monarchs who were able to take advantage, pulling out an 11-7 win.
St. Charles had 14 hits compared with Monarchs' 12, but stranded 10 runners on base.
Amy Spieler racked up five RBIs on two hits for the Monarchs. She singled in the second inning
and homered in the fifth inning.
Kelsi Broyles allowed five runs over three innings. Broyles struck out none, walked one and gave up five hits.
St. Charles jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first. The Monarchs answered St. Charles's top inning with three runs of its own in the fifth on a three-run home run by Spieler.
Maple Woods stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the second, scoring seven runs on two errors and three singles. Audrea Allen pitched a scoreless seventh inning to shut down any St. Charles comeback threat.
Maple Woods pulled out a 6-5 win over North Central Missouri College in walk-off fashion with one out in the seventh inning. An error on a ball hit by Alyson Klint scored Bailey Guiles and gave the Monarchs the walk-off win.
Audrea Allen earned the win for the Monarchs after allowing five runs over 6 1/3 innings. Allen
struck out one, walked five and gave up seven hits. Kelsi Broyles put away the final two outs to record the save.
The top of the first saw North Central take an early lead, 1-0 on a solo home run. North Central pushed across one run in both the third and sixth innings. Maple Woods survived North Central's surge and put up five runs of its own in the sixth. The Monarchs scored on an error to end the game in the seventh inning.
Game 2 was close, but the Monarchs couldn't overcome a surprise rally, turning a seven-run third inning advantage into a 10-8 North Central Missouri victory at Happy Rock Park.
Jordyn Tieman started the game for the Monarchs, and was relieved by Kelsi Broyles with two outs in the top of the fourth inning and the score 8-2. Audrea Allen took the loss after coming in as relief pitcher for Broyles in the top of the sixth. Allen pitched four innings, walked none, struck out one, and allowed three runs.
The Monarchs scored on an RBI single by Jordyn Tieman, a walk by Randi Schottel, a two-run double by Autumn Hughes, an RBI single by Amy Spieler, a passed ball, and a sacrifice fly by Allen.
North Central went up for good in the ninth, scoring two runs on a two-run single by Seymour.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month nationwide, and the Monarchs showed their support by wearing pink in fall game against Avila University.
When the Monarchs gather at MCC-Maple Woods for practice this semester, it will be with a new head coach at the helm: Kary Kankey, who was previously an assistant coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University, will take over the head coaching duties.
Kankey brings more than 14 years of head coaching experience at the college level, as well as playing and team management experience. She was previously the head coach at Defiance College in Ohio and Norfolk State University in Virginia before relocating to the Liberty area with her husband.