Recap: Rhodes collects 210 leaderboard points in Team Ocasio's win

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Eric Rhew
Aug 01, 2022

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Sunday night’s Athletes Unlimited Softball contest between Team Ocasio and Team Chidester was a prime example of the term ‘anything you can do, I can do better.’

Team Ocasio countered a three-run third inning by Team Chidester with three runs of its own in the fifth frame to secure a 5-3 victory in the Week One finale at Parkway Bank Sports Complex.

The win allowed Team Ocasio to close the opening week with a 1-2 record, while Team Chidester also finished play with a 1-2 mark.

Outfielder Shannon Rhodes led the charge for Team Ocasio with 210 leaderboard points, including MVP 1 honors, after blasting her first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning, to go with a single in the fifth frame.

Pitcher Aleshia Ocasio followed by securing MVP 2 distinction after scattering three hits over 3.0 innings with two strikeouts and a walk, finishing with 186 leaderboard points.

Outfielder Bubba Nickles drove in all three runs in the loss for Team Chidester with a three-run home run in the third inning and was awarded MVP 3 recognition.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Team Ocasio saw its first seven hitters reach base, including six consecutive hits, en route to scoring three runs in the fifth inning for a 5-3 advantage. Designated player Tori Vidales got the scoring started with an RBI single to left field before scoring on a single by catcher Gwen Svekis two batters later. A single by infielder Danielle Gibson brought infielder Nadia Taylor home to complete the scoring.

LEADERBOARD IMPACT

Nickles’ 90 points moved her into eighth place on the leaderboard while Ocasio rose to the No. 10 position with her 186 points.

GAME NOTES

  • Nickles hit the first three-run home run in the league this season … It is also the 14th home run overall in league play through the opening weekend.

  • Pitcher Mariah Mazon took the loss for Team Chidester, marking the third straight game she earned the decision … She finished the opening weekend with a 1-2 record.

Updated Leaderboard Top 10 (through games of July 31)

RANK

CHG

ATHLETE

TOTAL PTS

WIN PTS

STAT PTS

MVP PTS

1

Eberle, Carrie

452

240

112

100

2

Jaquish, Sahvanna

438

220

158

60

3

Mulipola, Dejah

432

220

132

80

4

Harshman, Kelsey

366

240

66

60

5

Garcia, Rachel

362

220

82

60

6

Flippen, Hannah

358

240

78

40

7

Zerkle, Morgan

354

220

134

0

8

Nickles, Bubba

350

140

130

80

9

Hayward, Victoria

336

240

76

20

10

Ocasio, Aleshia

330

120

170

40

GAME MVPS

  • #1 – Shannon Rhodes (Team Ocasio, +60)
  • #2 – Aleshia Ocasio (Team Ocasio, +40)
  • #3 – Bubba Nickles (Team Chidester, +20)

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