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May 12, 2014

Focused Argylls clip Eagles

FRANKTON — There are two things that occur with high probability when the Madison-Grant softball team takes the field: Cierra Liddick will go five-plus inning in the circle, and she will reach first base at least once.

Monday night against Frankton, the Indiana Wesleyan University signee eclipsed both marks as the Argylls defeated the Eagles 8-1.

“It was a great win,” Madison-Grant coach Jill Tomaszewski said. “We came out ready to go.”

It was Liddick’s bat in the first inning that led to the fast start when she connected on Kyleigh Garner’s one-ball, one-strike offering, sending it over the left-field fence. The Argylls were up 1-0.

It was her first home run of the season.

“She is just a huge leader for our team,” Tomaszewski said. “I feel the girls look to her for energy, and she was ready to go today. She leads by example.”

Liddick later singled and drew two walks for a 1.000 on-base percentage. It was the second game this season where she reached base in all her plate appearances. She has recorded a hit in 16 of the 20 games she has played.

Garner bounced back after Liddick’s long ball and struck out six of the next eight batters faced.

Unfortunately for her, her control quickly failed her and a couple walks were followed by Alie Carson taking advantage of the wind and deposited the ball over the left-field fence for a three-run homer to give Madison-Grant a 4-0 lead after three innings.

“Too many walk,” Frankton coach Jeremy Parker said. “We gave up a couple (wind) blown balls that on a normal day were catchable. We did help her defensively on a couple plays."

Carson, Liddick and Kristin Wilson collected two hits apiece for Madison-Grant.

Liddick’s skills were not just limited to the batters box but were also on display when she took her place in the pitcher's circle.

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