Softball: Munster cruises over Lowell in fifth attempt
By TOMMY WILLIAMS Post-Tribune correspondent April 29, 2013 8:48PM
Munster clears the bench to congratulate Madelynn Moore on a single run homer over the center field fence at Lowell High School on Monday, April 29, 2013. | Jim Karczewski~for Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 1, 2013 6:41AM
LOWELL — The results of the Munster-Lowell girls Northwest Crossroads Conference softball game is now final.
In a game that originally was played April 15 and was finished on Monday after four weather related failed attempts to resume the game, the Mustangs used a 5-0 first inning lead they built two weeks ago to win 15-0. Total time of the game: just a little over 336 hours.
“I don’t think we should have started the game (two weeks ago) but any time you can win a conference game, you’re happy with the outcome,” said Munster coach Beth Thornberg.
If you recall, and then again, because it’s been two weeks, maybe you can’t, Munster’s first six batters reached after being walked, followed by three Munster hits before the game was called because of rain.
Five first inning runs and several rain-outs later, the Mustangs (11-4, 6-2 NCC) continued the game and their offensive onslaught Monday with freshman first baseman Madelynn Moore leading the way with a two-run triple in the second and a solo home run in the fifth.
“I think I had a pretty good game, but the team did pretty good, too,” Moore said. “As a freshman, I felt I could help the team out.”
Moore had offensive help from another freshman, third baseman Paige Kwasigroch, who had three singles and a RBI, while center fielder Taylor Michalski who had two doubles, including one in the third that drove in three runs.
As for Lowell (7-7, 3-5), they had to take the long route to experience something their coach says seldom happens to his team.
“There aren’t going to be any fancy quotes today because I have nothing,” said Lowell coach Pete Iussig. “I don’t remember the last time we got 10-runned. I have an assistant coach who’s been here 13 years and we’ve never been 10-runned.”
Carly Murphy pitched four innings of two hit shutout ball to get the win.