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Alumni sweep Lady Vandals in softball

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By Andrew Harner

VANDALIA – The alumni put on an offensive show in sweeping a doubleheader on Tuesday against the current Lady Vandals.

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Vandalia’s former players pounded out 31 runs in the two games – 13-5 and 18-3 victories.

Audra Donaldson had five hits on the night, including a pair of doubles, and Shelby Cearlock totaled four hits – with two doubles and a triple – and four runs.

In game one, the alums scored in all five innings, doing the most damage in the third and fourth innings with four runs in each.

Donaldson, Cearlock, Ali Meyer and Jessica Pollard each had a multi-hit game.

The Lady Vandals scored single runs in the second and fourth innings, and took advantage of a pair of errors to score three times in the fifth.

In game two, the alumni posted 13 runs in the third inning on the way to the big victory, as the Lady Vandals employed many of their younger players.

Donaldson, Whitney Newsom and Jeni Boyd had multiple hits for the alumni in the game.

The Lady Vandals scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, drawing five walks during the frame.

Tuesday, June 4
Alumni 13
Vandalia 5
A: 2-2-4-4-1—13
V: 0-1-0-1-3—5
Alumni: Cearlock, 2-for-3, 2 2B, 3 runs; Meyer, 2-for-4, 2B, 2 runs; Donaldson, 2-for-3, 2B; Pollard, 2-for-3, 2 runs; Michelle Otto, 1-for-2, 2 runs; Boyd, 1-for-3, run; Michelle McNary, 1-for-3, run; Amber Connor, 1-for-3, run; Newsom, run.
Lady Vandals: Taylor Well, 2-for-3, run; Makayla Tinker, 1-for-3, run; Jessica Sullens, 1-for-2; Gracie Morrison, run; Kelsey Swain, run; Leah Francis, run.

Alumni 18
Vandalia 3
A: 4-1-13-0—18
V: 0-0-0-3—3
Alumni: Donaldson, 3-for-3, 2B, 3 runs; Boyd, 2-for-2, 2 runs; Newsom, 1-for-3, 2B, 2 runs; Amanda Walton, 1-for-2, 2 runs; Connor, 1-for-2, 2 runs; Cearlock, 1-for-3; 3B, run; Pollard, 1-for-2, 3B, run; Otto, 2 runs; Meyer, 2 runs; McNary, run.
Lady Vandals: Morrison, 1-for-3; Karlie Bright, run; Brandy Protz, run; Tinker, run.