The Edison State Community College baseball and softball teams have been busy.
The Chargers played six games recently
Earlier last week, they split a doubleheader to Owens Community College.
ESCC won the first game 10-8.
Edward Alexander was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while Jacob Clements was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.
Layne Riley was 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI and Travis Smith had a double and one RBI.
Tyler Defibaugh, Ben Thomas and Reese Rogers combined on a 10-hitter, walking five.
Edison State lost the second game 4-3.
Leamsi Bermudez had two hits and Mason Mochabee had a double.
Cooper Denney and Dylan Welch combined on a four-hitter, striking out eight and walking seven.
Over the weekend Edison split four games with Mercyhurst North East
On Saturday, the Chargers won 13-3 and lost 2-1.
In the first game, Layne Riley was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while Leamsi Bermudez was 2-for-4 with a triple.
Edward Alexander was 2-for-3 with five RBIs, while Chase Schoeff and Montana Allgaier were both 2-for-4.
Travis Smith had a triple and two RBIs and Dylan Arnold doubled.
James Gainion and Dylan Welch combined on a five-hitter, striking out two and walking four.
In the second game, Riley and Alexander were both 2-for-3.
Wyatt Meyer and Reese Rogers combined on an eight-hitter, striking out two and walking eight.
On Sunday, ESCC lost 4-2 and won 5-2.
In the opener Alexander was 2-for-4 and Smith doubled.
Kolby Wooten and Cooper Denney combined on a three-hitter, striking out seven and walking nine.
In the second game, Mason Mochabee was 2-for-4 with two doubles and Ben Thomas had two RBIs.
Jacob Clements added a triple.
Riley pitched a complete game four-hitter, striking out 12 and walking four.
The Charger softball team had a challenging weekend, but finished it off with a “bang”, literally.
Playing a doubleheader with Henry Ford, Edison bounced back from an 8-6 loss the first game with a 12-3 win in the second game. After Tori Smith put down a perfect suicide squeeze, Adrianna Hicks blasted a three-run walk-off homer to end it.
“We had a big walk-off homer,” Edison State coach Dan Cain said. “Adrianna Hicks and Mackenzie Smith both homered today and both those kids are from Graham. We executed a suicide squeeze in the last inning as well.”
Hicks was 2-for-4, also had a triple and had four RBIs, while Maddie White was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs.
Tori Smith had two RBIs with a double and Lexi Romine was 3-for-4.
Wendy Hawk was 2-for-2, Mackenzie Smith was 2-for-3 and Rayna Brownlee had a double.
Smith combined with Hallie Snyder on a seven-hitter, striking out two and walking one.
In the opening game, Edison fell behind 7-1 and couldn’t quite rally back.
In the home seventh, Romine — who was the pitcher — had a double to score Hannah Oaks to make it 8-6, with the tying runs on second and third.
But, Henry Ford got the final out to hold on.
Hawk was 2-for-3 with a double, Romine was 2-for-4 and Mackenzie Smith homered.
Tori Smith added two doubles.
On Saturday, Edison lost two games with Mercyhurst North East.
The Chargers lost the first game 2-0.
Hawk had a double for the Chargers.
Romine and Snyder combined on a five-hitter, striking out four and walking three.
Snyder pitched a perfect seventh inning, striking out all three batters she faced.
The Chargers lost the second 15-12.
Lexie Long was 4-for-5 with two doubles, while Romine was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Hawk was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs.
Tori Smith was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and Mackenzie Smith was 2-for-5 with a double.
Hicks was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.
“We are doing a lot of good things at the plate and our pitchers threw well today,” Cain said. “We are actually outhitting our opponents. But, we just keep having a lot of dinks fall in on us. And we are still hurting ourselves on defense. We will give up a home run after two errors. So, instead of a solo homer, it is a three-run homer. We are continuing to work to get better and I feel good about this team.”
The Chargers are now 6-6 on the season.