SOFTBALL: Marion Center earns lopsided win
MARION CENTER 10, PURCHASE LINE 1: Marion Center banged out 12 hits and got another superb pitching effort from ace Megan Risinger to earn a lopsided win over visiting Purchase Line in a Heritage Conference game.
Risinger, who also singled and doubled, fired a two-hitter, striking out 16 and walking none. Risinger has struck out 48 and allowed 11 hits in three games this year.
“I can’t say enough about her,” Marion Center coach Ed Peterson said. “But what can you really say about a girl who works so hard and then comes out on the field and reaps the benefits? I’m just glad she’s on our side, I’ll tell you that.”
Kimmi Donaldson singled twice, doubled and drove in three runs to pace the Stingers. Katie Dotts and Karlie Snyder each singled twice, and Morgan Tonkin doubled and drove in two runs.
April Elling cracked a solo homer to lead Purchase Line.
Marion Center (3-0) plays host to United on Wednesday, and Purchase Line (1-4) travels to Northern Cambria on Friday.