DONALDSON, INDIANA â€“ The Ancilla College softball team swept a double header in MCCAA West play, defeating Jackson Community College 2-1 and 4-1.
Ancilla was keyed by two solid pitching performances. In game one, Courtney Clark scattered five Jackson hits, getting eleven straight outs in the late innings, to earn her fourth win of the season. The second game, Brianna McClellan pitched 6 2/3 innings of no hit softball, finally allowing one run on two hits to earn her second victory of the season. McClellan struck out five in the win.
Offensively, the Chargers were led by leadoff hitter Emily Wibur in game one. Wilbur was 3-4 and scored both Ancilla runs, one on a RBI single by Marissa Sullivan in the first and another in the third on a Clark single.
In game two, Wilbur, Sullivan, and Kayla Dell each collected two hits and a RBI.
â€śThese games were tight all the way through,â€ť said Ancilla coach Scott Reese. â€śBoth teams had excellent pitching performances. I was proud of the way our team played a solid fourteen innings of softball and kept their composure and consistency throughout the day.â€ť
Ancilla hosts Glen Oaks Community College on Tuesday, April 2 starting at 3:00 p.m.
Ancilla College enrolls 500 students in 17 degree programs ranging from accounting to nursing. It was founded by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in 1937, and is located 2 miles south of US 30 on Union Road near Plymouth.