Atomics settle for two splits

Monday, July 2, 2007

The Marshall Atomics 14-and-under fast-pitch softball team wound up even in four games last week.

Kelsey Griffin and Chelsey Anderson both had a pair of extra-base hits and drove in four runs, as did Megan Scott, during the Atomics' 23-4 rout of Macon in Moberly League play Monday.

Megan Veach smashed a two-run triple as Marshall scored 10 runs in the top of the third inning to put the game out of reach, while Anderson tossed a three-hitter.

Danielle Ingrun, the step-sister of former Mexico basketball great Cookie Belcher, hit a pair of homers in the nightcap as the Mexico Sliders notched a 3-1 decision. Emily Aldredge had the Atomics' lone hit, a lead-off single in the second inning. Griffin walked to start the fourth and scored the team's only run on an error.

Defense did in Marshall the next night in the Columbia League, four unearned runs accounting for a 6-3 loss to the Moberly Magic. The Atomics also benefited from an error, which let two runs cross in the first, ands Griffin singled in Veach in the fifth.

Marshall bounced back with a 4-3 win in the finale, Lauren Russell and Anderson surrendering two hits between them -- both to the same girl. The duo helped their own cause with RBI singles in the first.

The Atomics came back from a 3-2 deficit in the third when Allie Bockstetter walked, Anderson singled and grounders by Russell and Aldredge put them ahead.

Marshall (8-6-2) is scheduled to play two games Thursday at Columbia.

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