Maple Woods dropped a 10-0 decision to IWCC in Council Bluffs, IA in a Tuesday doubleheader.
Kelsi Broyles was charged with the loss. She allowed 10 runs in 4 2/3 innings, walked one and struck
IWCC went up for good in the fourth, scoring two runs on an RBI double by Uribe and an RBI single by Wightman. IWCC added eight more runs in the bottom of the fifth. A triple by Hieda ignited the offense, scoring Edwards.
Anna McFadden did her best to will the Monarchs to a win with a two-home run game, but Maple Woods dropped the second game to IWCC 10-3.
After pushing across one run in the top of the second, the Monarchs faced a 6-1 deficit.
An RBI double by Kaitlyn Nutt gave the Monarchs life, but Rachel Henks retired Amy Spieler to end the inning.
One run in the top of the third helped Maple Woods close its deficit to 7-2. A solo home run by McFadden sparked the Monarchs' rally. IWCC stopped the rally after Henks got Jordyn Tieman to strike out.
IWCC answered the Monarchs' top inning with three runs of its own in the third. IWCC scored on a walk by Tracey Edwards, an error, and a ground-out by Hieda.
The Monarchs scored one run in the top of the fifth to cut its deficit to seven on a solo home run by McFadden, her second home run of the game.
Maple Woods lost 5-4 in seven innings at Ft. Scott CC on Saturday, despite outhitting them 8-6.
Bailey Guiles was solid at the plate for the Monarchs, going 3-4 and with one RBI and one run scored.
She doubled in the fourth inning and singled in the first and fifth innings.
The top of the first saw the Monarchs take an early lead, 2-0. A single by Guiles, bringing home Autumn Hughes and Anna McFadden, started the inning off. The Monarchs pushed across one run in both the fourth and sixth innings. In the fourth, the Monarchs scored on an RBI single by Kelsi Broyles, bringing home Guiles.
Ft. Scott CC survived the Monarchs' surge and put up two runs of its own in the sixth, scoring on an RBI single by KC Beardsley and a wild pitch.
The Monarchs rallied to win the second game 6-2. Maple Woods took the lead in the third inning and held on for the victory, thanks to the efforts of Chelsea Long and pitcher Jordyn Tieman.
The Monarchs went up for good on a two-run single by Long off Christa Merriman, scoring Kelsi Broyles and Autumn Hughes. Long racked up three RBIs on two hits for Maple Woods.
Jordyn Tieman baffled Ft. Scott CC, striking out eight batters. She allowed two earned runs, six hits and two walks over seven innings.
Autumn Hughes did all she could to give Maple Woods a boost in game 1, but it wasn't enough to get past North Central, as the Monarchs lost 9-4 in seven innings at Trenton, MO.
Hughes was hot at the plate for the Monarchs, going 3-4 and scoring one run. She singled in the first, fourth, and seventh innings.
Maple Woods jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first. The Monarchs
got things going when Hughes singled. A passed ball then moved Hughes from first to
second. Amy Spieler singled, plating Hughes. More runs came home for the Monarchs when Alyson Klint scored on an RBI single by Anna McFadden and Spieler scored when Kelsi Broyles was hit by a pitch.
North Central MO College stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the third, scoring seven runs on an RBI double by Hurley, a two-run error, a three-run home run by Martin, and an RBI single by Rachel Grossman.
After pushing across one run in the top of the fourth, the Monarchs faced just a 7-4 deficit. An RBI single by Hughes fueled the Monarchs comeback. Finally, Hurley got Alyson Klint to strike out to end the threat.
Chelsea Long went 2-4 and hit a home run in game 2, but Maple Woods still fell to North Central 12-7 in seven innings. Two of the Monarchs' runs were scored thanks to timely hitting by Long. She singled in the third inning and homered in the fifth inning.
Six runs in the top of the fifth helped the Monarchs close the deficit to 8-7. A two-run home run by Long, a two-run error, a suicide squeeze by Kennedy Dick, and an RBI single by Amy Spieler gave the Monarchs life. Anna McFadden flew out to end the MCC Monarchs threat.
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.