WolfPack softball team splits with Sauk Valley


Madison College’s Brianna Brandner bats during a recent home game for the Madison College softball team.

Clarion Staff Report

The Madison College softball team wrapped up a busy holiday weekend on April 16 with a doubleheader split against Sauk Valley Community College. 

Madison College won the first game, 7-6, in eight innings, but lost the second game, 7-3. Two blow-out wins over McHenry County College on the previous day meant the WolfPack won three of four games to push their overall record to 16-8. 

Casey Fountain pitched all eight innings in the win over Sauk Valley, allowing six runs on 10 hits with 11 strikeouts.  

Madison College rallied three times in the game. First, they scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 4-3 lead. Then, after Sauk Valley scored three times in the top of the seventh, they rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game. 

Finally, after holding Sauk Valley scoreless in the top of the eighth, the WolfPack scored a run to end the game. 

Fountain had three doubles in the game, while Maddie Kvatek added two hits including a home run. 

The second game saw Madison College fall to Sauk Valley, 7-3, despite outhitting their opponent 11 to 10. 

Madison College will play at home again on April 23, when it hosts Carl Sandburg College for a doubleheader, and on April 24, when it plays Black Hawk College. 

Madison College 16, McHenry County College 8 

A seven-run seventh inning gave Madison College a 16-8 victory over McHenry County College on April 15 despite a close first six innings. The WolfPack had 16 hits in the game, led by a pair of home runs by Makenna Gish. 

Madison College 13, McHenry County College 0 

Addison Warner pitched a four-hit shutout as Madison College dominated McHenry County, 13-0, in five innings. Ripp and Sophie Rivera each had three hits to lead the WolfPack, while Kvatek added a home run. 

Bryant and Stratton College 6, Madison College 0 

Madison College was no-hit for the first time this season, falling on the road to Bryant and Stratton College, 6-0, on April 14. The WolfPack uncharacteristically struggled at the plate, striking out a total of 20 times in the game. 

Bryant and Stratton College 11, Madison College 3 

Bryant and Stratton scored four runs in the second inning and then added to their total in every inning to follow, taking a 11-3 victory over Madison College in the second game of the doubleheader. Kvatek had two hits, including a home run, to lead the WolfPack. 

Madison College 4, Highland Community College 0 

Fountain pitched a no-hitter to lead Madison College to a 4-0 victory over Highland Community College on April 10. Fountain struck out 10 batters in the win. She also added some offense with two hits and two runs batted in. 

Madison College 10, Highland Community College 2 

An eight-run second inning led Madison College to a 10-2 victory against Highland Community College in the second game of the doubleheader. Mallory Sterling pitched the win allowing just two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts. Madison College had 15 hits in the game, led by Fountain and Gish with three hits each.