Softball dominates home opener

Brandy Marlett breaks strikeout record

By Patrick Fleming
On February 16, 2017

Photos by Rebekah Wortham
Brandy Marlett

Over the last weekend, the Rambelles swept the George Mccorkle Challenge.

For this competition, the Rambelles found themselves competing in six games against three separate universities.

On Feb. 10, the Rambelles first played against Emporia State University and immediately showed their continued eagerness for the game, which resulted in the Rambelles finding themselves winning a perfect game with a score of 7-0.

After that, they played against Texas A&M International for another perfect game with a final score of 4-0.

On Feb. 11, for their second day of games, the Rambelles seemed not to have lost any of the energy they were showing in the earlier games, while also stealing a high number of bases including a home steal.

First, they competed with Adams State University which resulted in them gaining so many points that due to the mercy rule, the game was forced to end early. The final score was 8-0.

It was also during this game that one of the Rambelles’ pitchers, Brandy Marlett, beat the team’s all-time record for the greatest amount of strikeouts.

"It’s great," Brandy Marlett said. "It’s very exciting to pass that as a junior. Not a senior yet, so that’s more improvement for me."

Already thinking toward future years, Brandy Marlett will only keep adding to this record.

Later that day, the Rambelles had a rematch with ESU, who were looking for a chance to redeem themselves from the day before.

However, this game went much like the other one with the Rambelles beating ESU once again with a score of 8-3.

Coincidentally, this successful day also happened to be Head Coach Travis Scott’s birthday.

On the final day of the Mccorkle Challenge, the Rambelles found themselves facing Adams State University for a second time.

While some teams may have lost energy at this point, the Rambelles did not show any signs of this problem.

This game was just like the other and the Rambelles beat them with a score with a score of 9-1.

After that, the Rambelles had their final game of the weekend where they competed with TAMI once more.

The team fought to the very end, taking every point they could while not allowing the other team a single one.

The final score was 13-0.

"We’re just excited about this group," Scott said. "This group’s worked hard for us from the beginning and they’re giving us everything they got. They deserve what they’re getting right now."

The team has seen major success in the past and are showing signs of continuing to do so.

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