CFM Sluggers Majors unstoppable
It might be early, but the CFM Sluggers Majors softball team is absolutely crushing their competition through five games. Despite rainouts leading to an inconsistent schedule, the Sluggers have piled runs on to the tune of a 73-3 en route to a 5-0 record.
Thursday, May 2 — 6 p.m. — League game
In their closest matchup of the season thus far, the Sluggers kept a steady offensive pace against the LaCoMo East Concordia Civic Club en route to their first win.
Addison Roepe collected the only hit of the game, but the Sluggers didn’t have trouble getting runners on. The girls drew seven walks, with Chloe Fahrmeier drawing two. Five other Sluggers drew one apiece.
Roepe also scored two runs. Kiya Inman, Olivia Hemme, and Roepe registered two innings apiece from the pitcher’s circle. As a unit, they allowed just one hit while throwing 67 percent strikes. They combined to strike out 12 and walk two.
The Sluggers advance to 1-0 with the victory.
Thursday, May 9 — 6 p.m. — League game
In just two innings of offense, the Sluggers put up 19 runs in a shutout victory against Higginsville Wentland.
The Sluggers hung 14 runs up in the first inning, nipping any legitimate chance of a Higginsville victory in the bud before taking the field for a second time. Five different Sluggers posted one-hit performances, with Kiya Inman turning hers into a double. Inman was one of three Sluggers to reach base three times in the contest, with Olivia Hemme and Addison Roepe also collecting a hit and two walks.
Hemme, Inman, and Roepe were three of five Sluggers to score three runs. Abby Jones and Brenna Meyer also accomplished the feat.
Hemme was dominant from rubber, striking out six over three innings. She also walked three and plunked a batter, but allowed no hits in the complete game performance.
The Sluggers move to 2-0 with the victory.
Thursday, May 9 — 7:40 p.m. — League game
For the second time of the night, the Sluggers got all of Higginsville Wentland, winning 9-0 with a combined no-hitter from the rubber.
Addison Roepe (four innings) and Kiya Inman (two innings) worked together to keet Wentland hitters out of the hit column. Roepe fanned eight hitters, while Inman sat down five of her own in relief.
Roepe also cashed in the game’s only two-hit performance. Team combined for seven hits. Roepe and Inman also collected two RBIs apiece. Inman stroked the Sluggers’ first home run of the season. Rinley Hulver contributed a double.
Just one run separated the two teams until the fifth inning, when the Sluggers cracked it open a little bit with three runs. They would get their final five runs in the sixth inning.
The Sluggers moved to 3-0 as they completed the sweep of the doubleheader.
Monday, May 13 — 6 p.m. — League game
The Sluggers had an offensive explosion on May 13, scoring 39 runs in two games against Marshall-Slater. But while the first game of the night concluded with a 16-0 result, Kiya Inman also gave her team the ultimate chance to win with a perfect three-inning performance.
Inman struck out all nine hitters she faced in a mercy rule shortened perfect game. She threw 43 pitches, which translates to just under five pitches per at-bat. Inman also threw first pitch strikes to eight of nine opponents.
After a 12-run outburst to start the night, the Sluggers coasted to victory, tacking on four insurance runs in their only other offensive half-inning.
Addison Roepe and Emily Wilkens each reached base three times. Roepe had two hits and a walk, while Wilkens collected one hit and walked twice. Roepe (three) and Wilkens (two) also collected game-highs in RBIs.
The Sluggers victory means they move to 4-0 on the season.
Monday, May 13 — 6 p.m. — League game
Marshall Slater 2
A consistent offensive performance throughout the second game of their doubleheader led the Sluggers to victory over Marshall Slater, 23-2. The Sluggers gave themselves ample opportunities to score, as the team combined for 13 hits and 14 RBIs.
After a pair of five-run innings to start the contest, the Sluggers hung four and nine runs on Marshall Slater in the third and fourth innings, respectively. Olivia Hemme collected three singles, while Abby Jones, Addison Roepe, Kiya Inman, and Rinley Hulver got two hits apiece.
Emily Wilckens and Roepe each collected three walks apiece. Hulver and Jones each hit a double. Hemme (three innings) and Roepe (one inning) took care of the duties from the mound. Hemme struck out seven and walked two but kept opponents off of the scoreboard in the run and hit categories. Roepe allowed one walk and hit apiece while allowing two earned runs and striking out one.
The Sluggers moved to 5-0 with the victory.