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MCC Softball sweeps Clarendon; win streak hits 14

McCook Community College Logo on the left with the words McCook community college Softball on the right.

CLARENDON, Texas – The McCook Community College softball team won its 14th game in a row in a Saturday sweep over Clarendon College, 9-1 and 23-1.

“It was a good day for us,” said MCC Coach Mike Mendenhall. “We knew these were games we are supposed to win, and our girls game out with some fire.”

Sophomore Andie Suhai (Medicine Hat, Alberta) drove in five runs and went three-for-five at the plate in Game 1 with a home run to back the four-hit pitching of sophomore Ella Covill-Marter (Queensland, Australia) who struck out 10 hitters.

In Game 2 the Lady Indians scored in every inning, and outhit Clarendon 25-3 as freshman Lexi Knapp (Berthoud, Colo.) picked up the win in the pitching circle.

“Two more nice pitching performances with only two walks on the day,” said Mendenhall. “We got a lot of girls in the lineup and they all performed well when called upon.”

Clarendon College falls to 0-10 on the season.

MCC goes to 14-2 and will be home Monday to host Northwest Kansas Technical College (0-14) in a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.

All the latest information MCC softball including up-to-date schedule and changes as well as statistics, rosters and photos can be found on the MCC Athletics website,


GAME 1 – McCook CC 9, Clarendon College 1: Andie Suhai singled home freshman Angela Banzet (Surrey, British Columbia) in the first inning.

With two out in the third inning, Banzet doubled home freshman Haylee Anguiano (Abilene, Kan.), who had singled. Suhai blasted a three-run home run down the left field line to put the Lady Indians ahead 5-0 and Lexi Knapp backed that homer with one of her own.

Freshman Laila Gutierrez (Seminole, Texas) led off the fifth with a single and scored on a Banzet single. Suhai doubled Banzet home and scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Knapp to make it a 9-0 lead.

Clarendon scored a run in the bottom of the fifth but Ella Covill-Marter limited the Bulldog damage. In her five innings of work she allowed four hits, no walks and struck out 10 of the 20 batters she faced.

MCC had 12 hits with three each by Banzet and Suhai and two-hit games from Anguiano and freshman Kendree Kern (LaSalle, Colo.).


GAME 2 – McCook CC 23, Clarendon College 1: The Lady Indians scored two runs in the first, three in the second, two in the third, nine in the fourth and four in the fifth inning.

Knapp went three-for-four at the plate with four RBIs and a walk, a double and a home run. Freshman Kaylee Smith (Calgary, Alberta) went four-for-five with three runs scored. Freshman Ayana Goodwin (Broomfield, Colo.) drove home four on two hits. MCC also had a three-hit game from and two-hit games from Laila Gutierrez, Rocio Mascorro (Brownsville, Texas) and Sadie Kahl (Calgary, Alberta).

From the pitching circle Knapp allowed three hits, one walk and she struck out eight.