Team Ocasio earned its first victory of the series to improve to 1-2, while Team Chidester suffered its first loss and stands at 2-1.
The top five hitters in Team Ocasio’s lineup accounted for nine of the team’s 13 hits, including three-hit performances by center fielder Aliyah Andrews and left fielder Amanda Lorenz. The duo claimed two of the three MVP honors while combining to go 6-for-9 with five runs scored and two runs batted in.
Third baseman Nadia Taylor added a two-hit effort while designated player Jordan Roberts drove in three runs.
Relief pitcher Danielle O’Toole secured her first win in the circle after throwing 2.0 hitless innings with four strikeouts.
Catcher Dejah Mulipola continued her strong start to the season by blasting a three-run home run in the sixth inning, her second round-tripper of the series. She earned MVP 1 honors for the second straight game to hold the top spot on the leaderboard with 480 points.
Third baseman Sam Fischer posted the lone multi-hit game for Team Chidester, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and a run batted in.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Team Ocasio erupted for six runs on six hits in the opening frame to build a commanding lead and never looked back. The squad led by a 10-0 margin before Team Chidester tallied four runs in the sixth inning to secure the win points and ruin the shutout bid.
Andrews led all players with 170 points, including her 40 points as the MVP 2 selection, while Lorenz followed with 158 points. With Mulipola’s 130 points in the second game, she will enter the final day of the opening series with a 128-point lead over Fischer.
Team Ocasio was 21-for-32 in advancement opportunities and had its leadoff hitter reach base six times.
Andrews stole her second base of the season, while right fielder Jazmyn Jackson swiped her first base of the campaign.
Mulipola finished the day hitting 5-for-8 with five runs scored and five runs batted in.
- #1 – Dejah Mulipola (Team Chidester, +60)
- #2 – Aliyah Andrews (Team Ocasio, +40)
- #3 – Amanda Lorenz (Team Ocasio, +20)
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