NIACC softball team goes 4-4 on spring break trip

By The Globe Gazette staff

CLERMONT, Fla. — NIACC closed out its spring break trip Saturday with a 10-6 win over the Anderson University JV before a 9-1 loss to Highland Community College. The split meant the Lady Trojans finished 4-4 for their spring break trip.

"Regardless of what our records shows we got a lot better and I'm excited to see where this takes us," NIACC coach Christi Weiser said.

Perhaps the week's MVP for NIACC, Morgan Thesing-Ritter was red-hot throughout. After a 4-for-4 performance in Saturday's opener, Theising-Ritter added a pair of hits in the loss vs. Highland. For the week, Thesing-Ritter finished 23 for 31 and only failed to reach base seven times.

"Just the quality of at-bats for her were unbelievably high," Weiser said. "When you have a kid like that step into the lead-off spot who just wants to get on base, it instills confidence in everybody else."

Jenni King wrapped up a solid week for NIACC with three hits vs. Anderson. Courtney Johannes added three RBIs in the win and Shay Vesel knocked in two runs.

NIACC (9-7) travels to Marshalltown Community College on Thursday.

NIACC 10, Anderson JV 6

Anderson JV 010 400 1 – 6 8 2

NIACC 601 102 0 – 10 15 2

Anna Fosshand (2K, 0BB), Courtney Johannes (5) (2K, 1BB) and Shay Vesel. 3B – Morgan Thesing-Ritter, Katie Chapman. 2B – Jenni King, Elise Powers. Multiple hits – Thesing-Ritter 4, King 3, Powers 2, Brittany Florea 2. RBIs – Johannes 3, Vesel 2.

Highland 9, NIACC 1 (5)

NIACC 000 10 – 1 6 0

Highland 060 21 – 9 9 0

Hannah Dove (0K, 2BB), Johannes (3) (0K, 5BB) and Thesing-Ritter. 3B – Johannes. 2B – Thesing-Ritter, Vesel, Florea. Multiple hits – Thesing-Ritter 2.

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