Xplosion goes 3-3 in tourney
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1:00 AM
Xplosion went 3-3 week during the Gulf South States World Series Qualifying fast-pitch softball tournament which was held in the Mobile, Ala., area.
Xplosion, which is based in Philadelphia, will be competing in the ASA College Exposure Tournament next weekend in Tuscaloosa. The will be entered an 18-and-under team.
"We want to see how we match up with the best competition we can find," Coach Craig Martin said. "We aren't hunting trophies now. If we win, that's good. But we want to play against the best competition."
Panhandle Xtremes 4
The Panhandle Xtremes, located in the Pensacola, Fla., area, scored all of their runs in the fourth inning and slipped past the Xplosion in a pool game Friday night.
An error opened the gates for the Xtremes. Mallory Vance and Hannah Hall had the Xplosion's only hits.
Xplosion bounced back to defeat Overdrive in a game played Saturday.
Xplosion scored five in the first and two in the fourth. Overdrive's run came in the fourth inning.
Peyton Lipper was the winning pitcher while Meg Martin picked up the save. Both pitchers had four strike outs.
Grace Dabbs had two hits while Hannah Hall had one. Hannah Williams, Madalyn McMahon, Martin and Ali Pike all brought in one run.
Mobile Thrillers 2
Xplosion banged out nine hits in their victory over the Mobile Thrillers.
Xplosion scored one in the third and three in the fourth. Mobile's runs came in the second inning.
Martin was the winning pitcher while Lippert picked up a save.
Dabbs and Martin both had two hits while Pike, Lippert and Claire Winstead all had an RBI.
Southern Impact 9
Southern Impact of Baton Rouge outhit the Xplosion 12-6 to take the win.
Vance had finished with two hits while Williams, Martin and Lippert all had a hit. Martin, McMahon and Pike all knocked in runs.
Southern Pride 3
The Xplosion scored three runs in the third inning to break open a tie game and take the win.
Lippert was the winning pitcher. She held her cause with a single and three RBIs. Martin a hit and two RBIs while Kayla Robertson and McMahon both had a hit.
Slidell Stealth 7
The Stealth slipped past the Xplosion in the second inning of the international tiebreaker.
Dabbs was 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Williams had a single and two RBIs while Martin and Winstead both hit a single.