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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • McPherson dominates Winfield 11-3, 12-3

  • Junior Paige Regnier led a Bullpup charge that left Winfield in the dust Monday afternoon, as McPherson High rolled to a sweep of the visiting Vikings 11-3 and 12-3 at Grant Sports Complex.
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  • Junior Paige Regnier led a Bullpup charge that left Winfield in the dust Monday afternoon, as McPherson High rolled to a sweep of the visiting Vikings 11-3 and 12-3 at Grant Sports Complex.
    Regnier had five hits, five RBIs, four runs scored and three stolen bases over the two games.
    “We put a lot of balls in play on a cold night,” MHS coach Cody Stucky said. “I thought we made really solid contact. It’s not always easy to hit when (the temperature) is in the 40s.”
    McPherson raced out seven-run second inning, helped along by an RBI double from senior Azaria Romero. The Bullpups picked up two more in the third and fourth innings, then two more in the bottom of the sixth.
    The Vikings scored all three of their runs in the top of the sixth.
    Senior Abby Steiner picked up her second win on her second complete game, stricking out one and walking three.
    Regnier went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored in the first game. Sophomore Madison Hoffman went 2-for-4 with three runs scored. Romero had a pair of RBIs on 1-for-4 hitting.
    A five-run first inning set the tone for game two, as just about everyone got a hit against the Viking pitching. That included McPherson pitcher Marissa Axelson, who knocked in a run in the first with an RBI triple.
    The Pups added two more in the second, one in the third and dropped four in the sixth. The Vikings scored two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth.
    Axelson picked up the win, working all seven innings and striking out five batters, while walking six.
    “I thought Marissa (Axelson) had better control than the previous night,” Stucky said. “When she’s around the strike zone, she’s tough.”
    MHS picked up their 23 total runs on 20 RBIs, which pleased Stucky.
    “That means our girls are driving in our base runners and that is big,” Stucky said.
    The Pups had 17 stolen bases in the two games.
    McPherson moves to 3-1 on the season, 2-0 in AVCTL Div. III play. Next up for the Pups will be a road trip Monday to El Dorado. The Pups will play five of the next six on the road.
    “We don’t know much about El Dorado,” Stucky said. “But, hopefully, we’ll pick up a pair of wins and see if we can be road warriors for about a month.”

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