CLERMONT, Fla. — The Muscatine Community College softball team won its first game at the National Training Center Games, an NCAA sponsored tournament, by three runs Saturday.
That’s the closest the Cardinals have come to losing since, going 6-0, with a 16-0 win over Glen Oaks Community College (Mich.) in its most recent win Monday morning.
"I think the team's effort and approach to playing, considering we are a young team, has been phenomenal,” MCC coach Scott Beatty said. “Offensively, we are way ahead of schedule for where I thought we'd be.”
The Cardinals (9-1) are averaging 10 hits per game over their last four contests and have scored multiple runs in the first inning in all but one of those four games.
The second of Monday’s doubleheader against Glen Oaks was suspended due to weather with MCC leading 8-0 in the bottom of the first inning.
Freshman pitcher Kayla Gaunt has picked up the team’s last two wins, striking out seven and walking one batter in each game.
“Gaunt has been incredible,” Beatty said.
MCC will try to keep the hot streak going Tuesday with two more games before taking a break Wednesday.