Connolly collects two hits in softball doubleheader

Connolly collects two hits in softball doubleheader

KENTWOOD, Mich. – Grace Connolly collected a hit in each game to lead the Albion College softball team in a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association softball doubleheader against Calvin College.

Game One: Calvin 5, Albion 2

Connolly hit a RBI single in the first inning and Kacy Rossi scored in the fourth as Albion forged a 2-0 lead.

Calvin scored four times in the fourth and it added an insurance run in the fifth to rally for the victory.

Rossi hit a double with two out in the fourth inning and Morgan Deckrow hit a single.

Game Two: Calvin 9, Albion 2

Calvin scored its runs in bunches, with four runs in the fifth and five more in the seventh.

Albion scored in the sixth. Lauren Beougher drew a walk with one out. Beougher advanced to third when Rossi reached base on a throwing error. The next batter, Eryn VanderVlucht, was credited with a RBI when the shortstop misplayed a groundball, allowing Beougher to score. Estacia Martinez lifted a sacrifice fly as Rossi scored.

On Deck

Albion continues MIAA action with a Tuesday doubleheader at Kalamazoo College.

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Joe and Julie Serra have given a $5 million leadership gift to launch a fundraising initiative to make two dreams a reality at Albion College. The first is a newly expanded fitness and student activity facility at the site of the current Dow Recreation and Wellness Center. The second is a new or renovated competition facility for the volleyball, men's basketball and women's basketball that currently call Kresge Gymnasium home.

The College is continuing to raise funds in support of both projects. To learn more, call 517/629-0446 or email