In the first game on Sunday, the Fusion rode a strong pitching performance by Danielle Warner and defeated the Crete Crush 4-1. The Fusion took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two out single by 2B Jane McCullough. The Crush put their lone run on the board in the 5th to make the score 2-1. The Fusion scored two insurance runs in the bottom of the 6th and set the Crush down 1-2-3 in the 7th (after catcher's obstruction) for the win. Danielle Warner went the distance for the win scattering six hits against a well disciplined team at the plate. Warner walked two while striking out eight.
Jane McCullough (1-2) 2RBI; Brigette Tracy (1-2) 1R; Mychelle Stevens (1-2) 3B 1RBI 1R;
Danielle Warner (1-1) 1R; Cassie Saufley (1-2) 1R
Danielle Warner (W) 7IP 6H 1R 1ER 2BB 8K
Defensive play of the game
Kyley McKeown - Outfield assist.
In the Championship Game, the Fusion plated 4 runs in the top of the first and cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Blue Springs (MO) Ice. Chloe Hundman earned the complete game win for the Fusion. A two out bases loaded double in the top of the first inning by 1B Cassie Saufley gave the Fusion the lead for good. The Ice scored one in the bottom of first while the teams exchanged runs in the third. Hundman pitched five innings, scattering four hits and striking out eight.
Chloe Hundman (2-3) 1R; Shannon Stuart (1-2) 1R; Cassie Saufley (1-2) 2B, 2RBI
Chloe Hundman (W) 5IP 4H 2R 1ER 8K
Defensive play(s) of the game
Kyley McKeown - Pickoff runner at 3B; Mychelle Stevens fielded grounder and tagged runner behind her between 2B/3B.
In addition to Northern National Tourney Bid, the Fusion will earn 9 ASA Points. It is now time to move on to Illinois High School softball. The Fusion will return to action on June 9, 2010 at Champion Fields vs. the BNGSA Magic.
Way to go Fusion! Have a great High School season. Listen to your coaches and play hard.