Lady Titans softball shutout the Mater Dei Wildcats

Softball girls continue to dominate their competition.

The Lady Titans softball team faced off against Mater Dei at home in an 11-0 shutout win. 

Going into the game, the Titans main concern was the Mater Dei pitcher, who had shut out her opponents in the previous two games. 

“Going into the game I knew they had a good pitcher,” head Coach Gary May said. “In their only two games of the season, she had shut out their opponents.”

The Titans reversed Mater Dei’s fortune as they held them to a shutout, and sophomore pitcher Alexis Tucker played a big role in that. Tucker pitched five scoreless innings and scattered five hits.  

The Titans offense also came in clutch during the game. They scored 11 runs total with senior Emilee Edwards going two for four with a double and one RBI. Senior shortstop Hannah Long went two for three with a homerun and one RBI. And, senior Lauren Elpers was two for two with two doubles. Junior Brenna Blume had an exceptionally good game; she went four for four with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs. 

Even though the team had a great game offensively, there is always room to improve. 

“We could probably work more on our base running and bunting,“ Long said. “Both will help the team push across more runs. Personally, I’d like to improve my offense for the next game. I would like to have more quality at bats and solid hits.”

Defensively the Titans played great, with the team putting up a shutout against Mater Dei who had shut out the rest of their opponents. Tucker and the other pitchers commanded the mound well, and the rare hits that did make it on the field were quickly turned into outs by the team. 

“We were really on our game, everyone was locked in and ready to play,” Tucker said.

Overall, Lady Titan softball had a great game and showed what they are capable of against Mater Dei. 

“I thought the team did great,” Long said. “Our bats came out hot in the first inning, and we didn’t let up. Lauren Elpers and Brenna Blume both were lights out. Defense was solid, too, by making each play and Alexis Tucker commanding the mound.”