NCMC fall sports underway with flurry of events
The North Central Missouri College softball and baseball teams, in addition to the fledgling Lady Pirates golf team, all saw game action over the past few days, traveling to Warrensburg, Missouri; Lamoni, Iowa; and Marion, Iowa.
Pirate baseball had a pair of games on Thursday on the campus of the University of Central Missouri, falling to Fort Scott (Kansas) Community College 4-4 and tying Southwestern (Iowa) Community College 6-6. Against the Greyhounds, NCMC Assistant Coach Ryan Suttenfield said he was pleased with the Pirates efforts defensively, noting that the offense wasn’t sharp enough to get runs across.
Against the Spartans, NCMC jumped to a 4-0 advantage, but lost the lead, as the game was called at 6 all due to time constraints.
NCMC continues its fall schedule of baseball games in Marshall on Tuesday, September 19th against the Missouri Valley Vikings.
The Lady Pirate softball team opened their fall scheduled with a doubleheader sweep at Graceland University on Sunday, winning the first game 5-2, and the nightcap 7-0. It was an outstanding debut for a North Central squad stacked with plenty of local talent with its freshman class, as Coach Steve Richman commented, “It’s a little scary to play as well as we did this early in the fall”. Pitching depth, considered to be an early strength for the Lady Pirates, held up well in the tests against the Yellowjackets.
Next games for the Lady Pirates will be Sunday (September 17th) at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville.
The Lady Pirate golf team played in the Klocke Classic at Mount Mercy University in Marion, Iowa over the weekend, joining Mount Mercy, Bethany College, Waldorf University, Peru State University, Graceland University, and Southwestern Community College at the meet.
NCMC finished 8th with a two-day score of 1,011 strokes. Mount Mercy defeated Bethany College for the team title, winning a scorecard playoff after both squads carded a total of 691.
For the Lady Pirates, Hannah Bracken led the way with 73 over par, good for 33rd place. Brookfield native Julia Weydert shot 80 over for 35th place, while Trenton natives Lana Raymo (+97) and Shayla Woodside (+185) rounded out the North Central scoring.
The next event for the Lady Pirate “linksters” will be Wednesday, September 27th at the Simpson College Invitational in Indianola, Iowa.