Softball team now stands at 12-14 overall

Ross Litscher, Sports Editor

Easter weekend brought the nicest weather that we’ve seen so far in 2023, so it was a perfect time for some Madison College home softball games. The softball team entered the Good Friday doubleheader against Sauk Valley Community College with a record of 8-12.
Despite some wind it was a beautiful afternoon for softball, and Madison College responded with a 15-0 win in the first game of a doubleheader against Sauk Valley College on April 7.
The WolfPack jumped on their opponent right away, scoring at least two runs in every inning while not allowing a single run. The third inning was when Madison College really ran away with it, scoring six runs to extend their lead to 11-0.
Karis Paulson and Sammy Nelson both had multiple hits, runs and RBIs, with seven other players all recording hits.
Game two went very similar to the first, with the WolfPack winning 10-1 once again in five innings. Their shutout streak of nine innings came to an end in the fifth, when Sauk Valley finally scored a run. Pitcher Kiana Patterson went two for three at bat with two RBIs, including earning the win as pitcher.
Madison College now stands at 12-14 overall and 2-2 in conference play. Its next home game is April 23, when it hosts a doubleheader against Triton College.

Waubonsee Community College 4, Madison College 1
Madison College had eight hits but only scored once in a 4-1 loss at Waubonsee Community College in the first game of a doubleheader on April 15. Waubonsee scored twice in the first inning and twice in the second to secure the victory. Paulsen had two hits to lead the WolfPack and was the only player with multiple hits in the game.

Waubonsee College 13, Madison College 3
Waubonsee handed Madison College a rare 10-inning loss in the second game of the doubleheader, posting a 13-3 victory over the WolfPack. Madison College was led by Paulsen and Jenna Redders, both who doubled and scored in the game. Sophie Rivera added a triple.

Madison College 11, Highland Community College 7
After falling behind early, Madison College rallied to victory with eight runs in the final two innings, beating Highland Community College, 11-7, on April 14 in the first game of a doubleheader. Makkena Gish, Briar Armatoski and Chariell Butler each had two hits to lead the WolfPack offensive attack. Paulson added a double and two RBIs.

Madison College 8, Highland Community College 6
Another late rally gave Madison College an 8-6 victory in the second game against Highland Community College. The WolfPack turned a 4-3 deficit into a 7-4 lead by scoring four runs in the fifth inning. Kaina Patterson had three hits to lead the WolfPack, while Nelson and Jenna Redders both had two hits. Patterson pitched a complete game victory with seven strikeouts.

Madison College 12, Harper College 4
A five-run first inning helped boost Madison College to a 12-4 victory over host Harper College in the first game of a doubleheader on April 6. The WolfPack had 10 hits in the game, led by Brooke Cimler and Hailey Richter who each had two hits. Cimler’s hits included a triple, while Richter had a double. Addison Warner pitched the win, allowing four runs on four hits with six strikeouts.

Harper College 11, Madison College 8
An 11-run fourth inning enabled Harper College to reverse its fortunes and beat Madison College, 11-8, in the second game of a doubleheader, a game that ended after five innings due to a time limit. Harper scored its runs on four hits, four walks and five errors.