Short-handed Queen Bees win MCC Tourney opener


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Posted Online: May 01, 2014, 9:50 pm
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DAVENPORT — The St. Ambrose University softball team may not have been at full strength for Thursday's Midwest Collegiate Conference Tournament opener, but Kayla Tatge sure was.

The former Sherrard High School standout was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and drove in four runs — with a pair of two-run homers — to power the Queen Bees' 8-1 romp over Viterbo at the SAU Diamond.

The victory moves the third-seeded SAU squad (31-20, 15-8 MCC regular season) into the MCC Final Four this weekend at William Penn. The Queen Bees will play second-seeded Grand View (26-24, 16-7 MCC) on Saturday at 10 a.m. Sixth-seeded Viterbo bows out at 16-29.

Headed into the tourney opener, coach Ron Ferrill was worried about his already shorthanded club that was missing three regulars — two to injuries and one to an illness. But that didn't slow the Queen Bees, who pounded out 13 hits. Kaci Krumreich, Anna Boffeli, Niki Green and Kaitlyn Reiser all had two hits. Boffeli (a freshman who prepped at North Scott) doubled in the game, Reiser tripled and Krumreich had a solo homer.

Tatge, a junior who spent the last two seasons playing for Kirkwood CC, homered in the third to give SAU a 2-0 lead and again in a five-run fifth that built the lead to 7-0.

Winning pitcher, freshman Sam Flerlage (16-10), scattered six hits and allowed just the one earned as she struck out six and walked three.



















 



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