With four GCAC Red games on the schedule this week, the Ramblers got off to a good start Tuesday with a 10-1 win over Resurrection on the road.
Freshman Mackenzie Barry struck out nine and surrendered four hits in a complete-game victory. Junior Emily Molloy (pictured above) went 4-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs. Senior Kathryn Kinsella was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and one run, while junior Marisa Michi went 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Loyola (8-2, 3-2) plays at Montini in a league game Wednesday. After a home game against DePaul Prep on Thursday, the Ramblers play Fenwick in a doubleheader Saturday on the road.
“It was definitely nice to come out strong to start the week,” Loyola head coach Michelle Farrell-Fink said. “It’s a big week for us, so it’s good to gain some confidence.”
The Ramblers received production throughout their lineup. Seven players scored runs, six had hits and four finished with RBIs. Kinsella and freshman Morgan Van Horn each hit home runs. It was the first of the season for both of them.
Michi, the clean-up hitter, continued her success at the plate. She’s had at least two hits in half of the games, leading Loyola in batting average (.563), on-base percentage (.641) and OPS (1.579). She’s tops on the team in homers (3) and RBIs (21).
“Marisa is a great all-around hitter,” Farrell-Fink said. “She’s patient and waits for her pitch to attack.”
Molloy, who bats second, is first on the Ramblers with 17 runs. She’s hitting .424 with an on-base percentage of .537 and an OPS of 1.143. Sophomore and leadoff hitter KK Raymond is batting .452 with an on-base percentage of .571 and an OPS of 1.184. She’s scored 16 runs.
“Our whole lineup has been solid,” Farrell-Fink said.
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