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Published: 4/9/2014 - Updated: 5 months ago


Springfield dominates Irish in prep softball

Springfield routs Central Catholic, 25-2, on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Soringfield Athletic Complex in Holland. The Blue Devils (4-1) had 23 hits, and seven batters had multiple hits in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

Central Catholic's junior Lauren Best attempts to beat Springfield's junior Libby Mathewson to first during the bottom of the second inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Central Catholic's junior Lauren Best attempts to beat Springfield's junior Libby Mathewson to first during the bottom of the second ...
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Softball09p Central Catholic brings it in to regroup during the bottom of the fourth inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Softball09p Central Catholic brings it in to regroup during the bottom of the fourth inning.
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Central Catholic's senior right fielder Alyssa Axe scoops up a long hit during the bottom of the third inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Central Catholic's senior right fielder Alyssa Axe scoops up a long hit during the bottom of the third inning.
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Springfield's sophomore Carly Rockman (3) makes the catch to close out the top of the third inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Springfield's sophomore Carly Rockman (3) makes the catch to close out the top of the third inning.
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Central Catholic's senior Lexi Erd connects with the ball during the top of the third inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Central Catholic's senior Lexi Erd connects with the ball during the top of the third inning.
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Springfield's senior Lauren Yates took over pitching in the top of the fifth. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Springfield's senior Lauren Yates took over pitching in the top of the fifth.
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Springfield's junior Hannah Girlie practices her swing before stepping up to the plate during the bottom of the second inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Springfield's junior Hannah Girlie practices her swing before stepping up to the plate during the bottom of the second inning....
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Central Catholic's third baseman senior Ashley Erd makes the catch during the bottom of the second inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Central Catholic's third baseman senior Ashley Erd makes the catch during the bottom of the second inning.
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Central Catholic's junior Lauren Best lets the ball fly during the bottom of the first inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Central Catholic's junior Lauren Best lets the ball fly during the bottom of the first inning.
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Springfield's sophomore Lexi Buck, center, is congratulated on her home run by teammate sophomore Kierra Hague, left, during the bottom of the fourth inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Springfield's sophomore Lexi Buck, center, is congratulated on her home run by teammate sophomore Kierra Hague, left, during the bottom ...
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Springfield's sophomore Kierra Hague connects with the ball for a RBI during the bottom of the fourth inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Springfield's sophomore Kierra Hague connects with the ball for a RBI during the bottom of the fourth inning.
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Central Catholic's sophomore Alexus Miller-Schmenk makes the catch on a ball during the bottom of the fourth inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Central Catholic's sophomore Alexus Miller-Schmenk makes the catch on a ball during the bottom of the fourth inning.
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Springfield's sophomore Lexi Buck, left, and sophomore Kierra Hague, center, cheer after Buck added her home run to Hague's two in the bottom of the fourth inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Springfield's sophomore Lexi Buck, left, and sophomore Kierra Hague, center, cheer after Buck added her home run to Hague's two ...
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Springfield's catcher Kierra Hague, center, smiles after retuning to the dugout fresh off her first of two home runs. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Springfield's catcher Kierra Hague, center, smiles after retuning to the dugout fresh off her first of two home runs.
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Springfield's sophomore Lexi Buck (19) connects with the ball during the bottom of the third inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Springfield's sophomore Lexi Buck (19) connects with the ball during the bottom of the third inning.
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Springfield's assistant coach Mike Haas, left, has a word with sophomore catcher Kierra Hague, center, and sophomore pitcher Lexi Buck, right, after the end of the top of the third inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Springfield's assistant coach Mike Haas, left, has a word with sophomore catcher Kierra Hague, center, and sophomore pitcher Lexi Buck,...
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Softball09p Springfield's sophomore pitcher Lexi Buck (19) winds up during the top of the second inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Softball09p Springfield's sophomore pitcher Lexi Buck (19) winds up during the top of the second inning.
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Central Catholic's senior Alyssa Axe, left, reacts aafter beating to third base by Springfield's junior Brianna Espino to close out the top of the fourth inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Central Catholic's senior Alyssa Axe, left, reacts aafter beating to third base by Springfield's junior Brianna Espino to close out ...
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Central Catholic's junior Maggie Buchele connects with the ball during the top of the fourth inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Central Catholic's junior Maggie Buchele connects with the ball during the top of the fourth inning.
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Central Catholic's freshman Olivia Morrison looks to beat the Springfield runner to first during the bottom of the third inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Central Catholic's freshman Olivia Morrison looks to beat the Springfield runner to first during the bottom of the third inning....
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Springfield's junior Hannah Girlie gets off a hit during the bottom of the third inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Springfield's junior Hannah Girlie gets off a hit during the bottom of the third inning.
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Central Catholic's junior Maggie Buchele, right, can't quite get ahold of the grounder hit by a Springfield batter during the bottom of the third inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Central Catholic's junior Maggie Buchele, right, can't quite get ahold of the grounder hit by a Springfield batter during the ...
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Central Catholic's senior third baseman Ashley Erd, left, bobbles the ball as Springfield's senior Bre Buck (1) makes it safely to third during the bottom of the third inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Central Catholic's senior third baseman Ashley Erd, left, bobbles the ball as Springfield's senior Bre Buck (1) makes it safely ...
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Springfield's junior Hannah Girlie (6) slides into home as Central Catholic's junior pitcher Lauren Best (15) calls for the ball during the bottom of the third inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Springfield's junior Hannah Girlie (6) slides into home as Central Catholic's junior pitcher Lauren Best (15) calls for the ball ...
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Central Catholic's freshman center fielder Alex Bronikoski attempts to catch a Springfield fly ball during the bottom of the fourth inning. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Central Catholic's freshman center fielder Alex Bronikoski attempts to catch a Springfield fly ball during the bottom of the fourth ...
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