Tribunes take two from Erie

Tribunes take two from Erie

BUFFALO - The MCC softball team continued its strong play with a pair of Region III victories over Erie CC Tuesday afternoon.

The Tribunes (12-6) prevailed 5-4 and 11-3 to move to 6-0 in regional play. MCC hosts Finger Lakes on Thursday.

Monroe jumped out to a quick lead in the opener and held on for the win. Maria Marcera singled in the top of the first and came around on a Jennifer Teerlinck hit to make it 1-0. 

The Tribunes then tacked on four in the second to take a 5-0 lead. Colby Kidder had an RBI triple and Julia Grace followed with a two-run base hit. Amber Terlaje then added a run-scoring hit of her own.

Terlaje picked up her seventh win of the season for MCC. The sophomore allowed two earned runs and struck out six. Terlaje, Marcera, and Kidder all rapped two hits.

The Tribunes scored early and often as they took the nightcap in five innings.  Monroe put up three in the first and three in the second before a five-spot in the fourth put it away.

Teerlinck had a pair of two-run doubles, and Marcera and Julia Grace each went 3-for-3. Terlaje added her fourth homer of the season, while Taylor House and Jayme Lema chipped in with two hits apiece. Vicky Adkins drove in two runs.

Shelby Siegmann got the victory, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out four.