9/16 MW 6 – KCK 5
The Maple Woods softball team fought back from a deficit in the 7th inning to win in walk-off fashion against KCK by a score of 6-5. Down 5-4 going into the 7th, sophomore Audrea Allen slammed a 2-out double to deep right field, and freshman Amy Spieler knocked her in with the game-winning hit.
9/16 MW 9 – KCK 8
The second game of the doubleheader verses KCK was decided in the 7th inning as well as Rylee Olinger drove in Autumn Hughes with the game-winning run to win 9-8. Maple Woods was led at the plate by Autumn Hughes (3 runs), Amy Spieler (3 runs), and Rylee Olinger (2 runs).
10/4 Avila 14 – MW 0
Maple Woods got down early to Avila’s hot bats, which scored 8 runs in the first two innings. MW was not able to mount late inning comeback as the Monarchs were shut-out. Bailey Guiles went 2-3.
10/4 Avila 10 – MW 4
Freshman Chelsea Long’s homerun blast in the 4th inning was not enough as Maple Woods fell to Avila 10-4. Sophomore Rylee Olinger went 3-4 with 2 runs and Autumn Hughes went 3-4 with 1 run.
10/8 MW 6 - KCK 4
The Maple Woods softball team scored 3 runs in the 1st inning and 3 runs in the top of the 7th, then held off a KCK 7th inning rally, to win 6-4. Sophomore Audrea Allen pitched a complete game, striking out 4 batters, scattering 10 hits, and issuing 0 walks. Freshmen Amy Spieler and Bailey Guiles paced the offense. Spieler went 2-4 with 2 doubles, 2 runs and 1 RBI, while Guiles went 2-3 with 1 run and 1 RBI. Eight Monarchs hitters recorded a hit in the game.
10/8 MW 4 - KCK 1
Maple Woods finished off their second fall sweep of KCK with a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the double-header. Sophomores Jordyn Tieman and Kelsie Broyles combined to hold KCK to 1 run on 9 hits. The Monarchs bats came alive with 14 hits, including multi-hit games from Amy Spieler (2-4, 1 run), Audrea Allen (2-3, 1 run), Bailey Guiles (2-4, 1 run, 1 RBI), Chelsea Long (2-3, 1 run, 2 RBI’s), and Anna McFadden (3-3, 1 RBI).
10/15 MW 3 – JCCC 3
Once again Maple Woods battled back from a late-inning deficit to force a tie with Johnson County CC. MW outhit JCCC 8 to 6. Audrea Allen drove in Autumn Hughes in the 6th inning with a triple. Kelsi Broyles drove in 2 runs in 7th inning with a pinch-hit double. Chelsea Long went 3-3. Audrea Allen went the distance for MW, giving up 6 hits, 2 strikeouts and 2 walks.
10/15 JCCC 2 – MW 0
The Monarchs were 1-hit and shut-out by Johnson County CC 2-0. Kelsi Broyles pitched the first 4 innings and the 6th and 7th inning, giving up only 3 hits and Bailey Guiles had the Monarchs only hit of the game.
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.