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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Lady Express 18U goes 1-2 at state

  • The McPherson Lady Express 18U softball team had an explosive start to the Kansas USSSA State Softball Tournament Friday, as they hit three home runs in a 6-1 win over the NCK Adrenaline.
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  • The McPherson Lady Express 18U softball team had an explosive start to the Kansas USSSA State Softball Tournament Friday, as they hit three home runs in a 6-1 win over the NCK Adrenaline.
    Unfortunately, the rest of the tournament didn’t go the same way for McPherson, as they finished the weekend out on Saturday with a 1-2 record.
    The Express started out hot, though, against the Adrenaline, as they scored their six runs on six hits.
    Madison Hoffman started out the McPherson scoring in the bottom of the first, as she took her first pitch over the fence in center field to make it 1-1. Hannah Marshall then bombed a shot over the left field fence for a two-run home run in the fourth inning.
    Jasmine Wann added the third homer, also a two-run shot, in the next inning to give the Express their 6-1 win, as she drove the ball out of the park in left off a 1-2 count.
    Hoffman and Wann also had doubles for McPherson, as they led the team with identical 2-for-3 outings at the plate. Wann led with two RBIs.
    Allison Weber had the win, as she went three innings without giving up a run. She had two hits, one walk and three strike outs.
    Hoffman had the start, giving up the one run in the first inning. She had four hits against her, with one walk and one strike out.
    Saturday, McPherson lost to the Kansas Classics in the third round of the winner’s bracket by a score of 6-1. They then fell in an elimination game Saturday evening to the Legacy also by a score of 6-1.
    Kansas Classics ended up winning the losers bracket.
    The Express actually out-hit the Kansas Classic 5-4, but couldn’t get the runs home. Weber had the only extra-base hit, a triple.
    Hoffman took the loss, working two and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs, none earned, on one hit. She walked one.
    Weber took the loss against the Legacy, as she went three innings and gave up five runs, four earned, on seven hits.
    McPherson had two hits in the game, both singles from Hoffman and Chelsey Kerr, respectively.
    Contact Chris Swick by email at cswick@mcphersonsentinel.com and follow him on Twitter @SwickSentinel.

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