CCS ball teams ready for CAL tourney
Both Cambridge Christian ball teams are heading down the home stretch of their seasons. The Warriors will travel to Farmington this Saturday for the first Christian Athletic League baseball and softball tournaments hosted by Christian Life for a chance to bring home trophies.
The CCS softball is 10-4 after splitting its last two games. On May 11 the Warriors held for a 13-10 road win at Christian Life where both teams hit well in a hard-fought game. Annie KinCannon racked up 11 strikeouts off the rubber, and Kellie Pedersen hit two homeruns to lead the way.
In the seventh inning, CCS had the three-run lead with two outs. The Hawks battled to load the bases, then their No. 7 hitter stroked a fly ball to left field where Clarissa Filletti made a big catch to end the game.
• On a spendid May 14, the Warriors hosted PACT, battling hard before falling 16-9. PACT opened with a 5-0 lead in the top of the first, but CCS answered with two runs on a single by Mikayla Lecceardone, scoring KinCannon and Pedersen. The Warriors then went up 7-5 in the second by coaxing four walks to start, then Pedersen and Leccardone followed with run-scoring hits. Kim Walburg added another RBI with a clean single up the middle.
PACT retook the lead in the fourth with eight runs when the Warriors lost their focus. “I was hoping for a better game. PACT is a good team, but we did not show how good we can be,” said CCS Coach Kim Aleckson.
The Warrior nine fell to Liberty Classical 2-1 May 4 when LC rallied with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Alex Lecceardone singled home Peter Maring for the Warriors’ lone run in the road game. Maring made his pitching debut with three shutout innings then filled in at first base as CCS is still battling injuries.
On May 7, Jake Bergman pitched a strong game in an 8-1 win at Rosemount Baptist. Matt Rinke played a strong game in right field and came through with 2 hits.