The Candor

Adcox joins perfect game club: Senior retires all hitters in game one on Saturday

By Jack Adams

GUEST WRITER

 

The Benedictine University Softball team had plenty to celebrate Saturday at the Lisle-Benedictine Sports Complex.

Not only did the Lady Eagles sweep away Edgewood college for their 16th and 17th consecutive wins, they did so in perfect fashion, as senior Brittney Adcox threw a perfect game in game one of the double header.

“It’s one of the best feelings in the world,” said Adcox on her perfect game. “It’s not just a reflection of me as a pitcher, but as a team. The entire team was perfect. They had to make plays as well. I knew that they all had my back and that they were going all out for whatever came their way.”

Adcox struck out six batters in five innings of work in game one as the Eagles rolled to a 9-0 victory. From the get-go, Adcox could tell she was going to have a good outing.

“I had good control. I was getting ahead on batter and had them chasing after my best pitches,” Adcox said.

At the plate, the Eagles pounded out ten hits, including two apiece from seniors Brittney Wolski and Laura Christensen.

“We did a great job of getting key hits when we needed them in game one.” said junior Lucy Poro. “We weren’t stranding too many runners on second and third, which is a great thing.”

Adcox was back on the mound for game two, as she went the first four innings allowing just three hits. The Eagles pitching staff got plenty of run support in this one, as the Eagles’ bats came alive right away with a seven run first inning.

“It was great to see us get off to a fast start in game two,” Poro said. “Lately, we have been working on staying strong for the second game of doubleheaders. “

Poro, sophomore Kelly Miezala, and Christensen each had two hits in the game, while Wolski extended her hitting streak to 17 games.

The Eagles look to make it 18 in a row on Saturday when they travel to Marian University for a doubleheader beginning at 12 p.m.