GAME NOTES: MONARCHS PREP FOR DISTRICT B TOURNAMENT

GAME NOTES: MONARCHS PREP FOR DISTRICT B TOURNAMENT

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WEEK SEVEN NOTES (PDF)

Thursday, May 12
Macomb (23-10) vs. Lakeland (17-8-1)
Played at LYBSA Fields - Stevensville, MI | 3:00 PM (single game)
 
With a Win / With a Loss...
Win vs. Lakeland and play at 12:00 p.m. Friday
Lose vs. Lakeland and play at 5:00 p.m. Thursday
 
BY THE NUMBERS: 18
Out-hit the opponent and success will follow! Through 33 games played in the regular season, the Monarchs posted a 23-10 record and a 20-8 mark in the MCCAA East thanks to a high-octane offense and stellar pitching. Impressively, the Monarchs have out-hit the opposition 18 times this season and own a perfect 18-0 record in those games.
 
BY THE NUMBERS: 38
Out-hit the opponent and success will follow! Through 33 games played in the regular season, the Monarchs posted a 23-10 record and a 20-8 mark in the MCCAA East thanks to a high-octane offense and stellar pitching. Impressively, the Monarchs have out-hit the opposition 18 times this season and own a perfect 18-0 record in those games.
 
IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS
It's win or go home time! The Monarchs are one of five teams competing in this weekend's Great Lakes District B Tournament for the right to punch their ticket to the NJCAA Division II National Championship in Oxford, AL, May 24-29. This weekend's tournament, taking place at LYBSA Fields in Stevensville, MI, is played under a double elimination format (single seven-inning games). Schedule & Bracket
 
RECORD AGAINST THE FIELD
The Monarchs have not played their opening opponent, Lakeland Community College, and they enter the week with an even 6-6 record against the rest of the tournament field. The Monarchs won their four-game season series with OCC, 3-1, and split with Mott, 2-2. Schoolcraft was the only MCCAA East team to win their season series with the Monarchs after taking three out of four games.
 
A LOOK AT LAKELAND
The Lakeland Lakers clinched a spot in the tournament after winning all three of their games versus Clark State on Monday. The second place team in the OCCAC, the Lakers check in with a 17-8-1 record overall and went 17-6-1 in their conference. The Lakers hit .409 as a team and have amassed 107 extra-base hits through 25 games reported.
 
BIZZY GO BOOM!
What a day for Elizabeth Townsend! On Sophomore Day, Townsend blasted five home runs in a doubleheader sweep over OCC! With the five long balls, Townsend elevated her season total to 12 and career total to 17 (one behind the career leader: Jasmine Haralson, 18).
 
BATTER UP!
Contributions by all! We've said it time-and-time again, the Monarchs have achieved incredible balance this season, especially at the plate. In all, 10 players have recorded 10 or more hits this season with eight driving in 15 or more runs. Nine players have hit a home run, while four Monarchs have connected on 10 or more extra-base hits, led by Jenna Casey with 19 on the season.
 
OFFENSIVE LEADERS
Through 33 games, Danielle Erickson leads the way with an impressive .468 average and a slugging percentage of .752. Elizabeth Townsend follows with a .738 slugging percentage and has amassed a team-best 12 home runs and 39 RBIs. Skye Norris checks in with a team-high 13 doubles and Jenna Casey is next with 12. Samantha Scott paces the team in on-base percentage at .519.
 
SIERZENGA'S STELLAR CAMPAIGN
Reigning MCCAA East Pitcher of the Week Carly Sierzenga has been a force throughout her freshman campaign and has earned a 14-4 record by way of 144 strikeouts in 111.2 innings pitched. The 144 strikeouts ranks fifth all-time in a single season at Macomb, 60 punch outs behind the all-time single season leader Miranda Hebert (204 K, 2017).
 
LIVE STATS FOR ALL GAMES
There's no live stream available for the Great Lakes District B Tournament, but live stats will be available for every game on the NJCAA Region XII website: njcaaregion12.org. Live stat links for Macomb games can also be found on MacombMonarchs.com.