Strong hitting leads to WolfPack softball win streak

Clarion staff report

A recent eight-game winning streak has put the Madison College softball team back on pace for another strong season.

The team now stands at 17-12 overall and 5-2 in conference play. A year ago, the WolfPack had its best season with at 33-20 overall and 12-3 in conference.

Madison College’s recent success has been fueled by its strong offense.

During its eight-game winning streak, the team averaged more than 11 runs a game. It scored in double digits in six of the eight wins.
Brooke Heck, Brenna Seeber and Breanna Bolling lead the team in batting average. Heck is batting .510, with 49 hits in 96 at bats.

Seeber follows with a .480 average, while Bolling is hitting .429.
Cheyenne Holmes is fourth on the team in batting average at .384, but leads the team in home runs. Holmes has hit four home runs so far this season and 12 doubles.

Madison College 16,  College of DuPage 9
Madison College pounded out 17 hits in the first game of a doubleheader with the College of DuPage on March 29, securing the 16-9 victory with a six run sixth inning. Brooke Heck led Madison College with four hits and six RBIs, while Brenna Seeber and Breanna Bolling both had three hits. Cheyenne Holmes had a home run and a double in the game.

College of DuPage 10, Madison College 2
The second game of a doubleheader on March 29 saw the College of DuPage hold Madison College scoreless for the first four innings, handing the WolfPack a 10-2 loss in five innings. It was Madison College’s first loss in nine games. Seeber and Bailey Kratt had two hits to lead Madison College, while Cheyenne Holmes hit in both runs with a fifth inning double.

Madison College 6, Rochester Community & Technical College 0
Freshman Hannah Jensen pitched a complete game shutout on March 26 as Madison College beat Rochester Community & Technical College, 6-0. Jensen allowed just four hits and struck out eight batters in the victory. Heck led the WolfPack with three hits and two RBIs, while Seeber added two hits and Holmes hit a home run.

Madison College 12, St. Cloud Technical & Community College 3
An 11-run opening inning propelled Madison College to a 12-3 victory in five innings over St. Cloud Technical & Community College on March 26. Holmes, Heck and Seeber led the WolfPack with three hits each. Holmes had both a home run and a double, while Heck and Meredith Holt both hit doubles. Jenalee Wilson pitched the win, giving up three runs on four hits and four walks.

Madison College 16, Dakota County Technical College 12
Madison College rallied from a 9-1 deficit after two innings to post a 16-12 victory over Dakota County Technical College on March 25.
The WolfPack finished the game with an impressive 20 hits, including five by both Holmes and Heck. They each had two doubles in the game. Holmes had six RBIs.

Madison College 13, Lake Region State College 3
An eight-run first inning set the tone in Madison College’s 13-3 five-inning victory over Lake Region State College on March 25. Madison College had 16 hits in the game, led by three by Seeber and Bolling. Wilson pitched the win, giving up three runs on five hits. Only one of the runs Wilson allowed was earned.

Madison College 11, Lake Region State College 0
Elizabeth Wahl pitched a complete game shutout, scattering five hits in six innings as Madison College beat Lake Region State College, 11-0, in the second game of a doubleheader. Heck and Taylor O’Leksy led Madison College with two hits. Both of Heck’s hits were doubles.