May 02, 2021 1:42 AM

Trojan softball dominates Chapman to move to 12-4 on the year

Posted May 02, 2021 1:42 AM

By TYLER HENRY
Salina Post contributor

This SES softball recap is presented by Salina Ortho: Quality orthopedic care when you need it!
This SES softball recap is presented by Salina Ortho: Quality orthopedic care when you need it!

The Southeast of Saline Trojan softball team continued their dominant run in 2021 with two mercy rule wins over the Chapman Fighting Irish on Friday.

With victories of 18-0 and 16-2, the Lady Trojans improve to 12-4 on the year while Chapman falls to 0-10.

Carly Commerford looked virtually unhittable in game one, striking out seven and allowing just three hits in a five inning complete-game shutout.

The offense for SES exploded once again, with four or more runs in three of the five innings as the Trojans cruised to an 18-0 victory.

As it has been all season, the offensive work was spread out evenly for Southeast, who got hits from seven different batters in the lineup and RBIs from eight.

While the explosive innings were kept to a minimum in game two, the slow, methodical attack of the Lady Trojan lineup saw the team build towards a seven run sixth that would allow SES to take a second mercy rule victory 16-2.

Brielle Ptacek and Hannah Trimble were the standouts offensively in game two, combining to drive in 7 of the Trojans 16 runs.

On the other side of the ball, Lexi Jacobson continued to assert her dominance in the circle, allowing just two runs on four hits and striking out six on the day.

The Lady Trojans will be back in action on Tuesday when the team returns home after nearly a month on the road to host the Ellsworth Lady Bearcats.

Stay tuned to the Salina Post for continuing coverage of the SES softball team in 2021.