Recap: Flippen, Wisz hit home runs in Team Alexander's 11-3 win

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Eric Rhew
Aug 19, 2023

ROSEMONT, Ill. — All it takes is one spark to get a fire started and for Team Alexander on Saturday afternoon, the spark came from middle infielder Hannah Flippen.

Flippen registered two hits, including a three-run home run, and scored two runs to lead Team Alexander to an 11-3 victory over Team Urtez to finish Saturday’s Athletes Unlimited Softball doubleheader at Parkway Bank Sports Complex.

The win allowed Team Alexander to remain unbeaten at 2-0 in Week Four, while Team Urtez dropped to 0-2.

Led by Flippen, Team Alexander erupted for 11 runs in the first four innings to seal the victory. Flippen claimed MVP 1 honors for her efforts and ended the afternoon with a game-high 218 leaderboard points.

Corner infielder Delanie Wisz followed with MVP 2 recognition after reaching base three times, including a single and a three-run home run, to secure 190 leaderboard points.

Corner infielder Danielle Gibson completed the MVP sweep for Team Alexander with a 1-for-3 performance, including a two-run double and a walk, to collect 148 leaderboard points.

Pitcher Aleshia Ocasio (2-3) earned the victory in the circle after allowing one run on three hits over 3.1 innings after taking over for captain Odicci Alexander. Alexander threw the first 3.2 innings and gave up two runs on four hits with two strikeouts.

Outfielder Amanda Lorenz paced Team Urtez in the loss with two hits along with a walk, while five other players registered a hit. Peyton St. George suffered the loss after conceding four unearned runs on two hits in 1.1 innings with a strikeout.


After giving up a run in the top of the first inning, Team Alexander erupted for seven runs in its first three trips to the plate for a 7-1 lead it did not relinquish. The squad plated four runs in the first frame, including a three-run home run by Flippen, before striking for two runs in the second inning and another run in the third frame.


Alexander carries a 276-point lead over outfielder Bubba Nickles into the Week Four finale on Sunday between Team Alexander and Team Nickles. Flippen, meanwhile, moved into the No. 4 position on the leaderboard after rising four spots with her performance in Saturday’s victory.


  • Team Urtez and Team Alexander combined to score 14 runs in Saturday’s second game, moving the league’s season total to 155 runs through 22 games … Aspiration is committed to planting 10 trees for every run scored this season as part of its ‘Aspiration Round the Bases’ initiative.

  • Team Alexander was 11-of-16 in advancement opportunities.

  • Flippen recorded 200 or more leaderboard points in a game for the fourth time in her Championship Season career … Flippen also registered her fifth multi-hit effort of the season.

  • Lorenz authored the 13th multi-hit game of her Championship Season career, including her fifth multi-hit game of the season … She has now hit safely in 8-of-11 games this season.

  • Alexander now owns a 10-1 game record this season, which leads the league … She has won 10 consecutive games after losing in the season opener on July 28.


  • #1 – Hannah Flippen (Team Alexander, +60)
  • #2 – Delanie Wisz (Team Alexander, +40)
  • #3 – Danielle Gibson (Team Alexander, +20)

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