Alden leads Tennent by Abington
com William Tennent is hoping that Monday’s game could be one which turns its season around. After all, Ln WKH /DGy 3DnWKHUs’ fiUsW four conference games, they were unable to secure a single win.
But thanks to a brilliant effort from pitcher Nikki Alden –on both the mound and at the plate – Tennent was finally able to capture its first Suburban One National Conference victory, a T-0 win over Abington in an afternoon game played at Abington High School.
Alden, who also went 3-for-4 from the plate with a double, struck out 11 batters over seven innings of work to earn the win.
“Nikki was outstanding today,” Tennent coach Erika Lee said. “She pitched very well and that was a typical performance for her. She came through on offense and on defense for the team. She shut down the other team’s batters and really came through on the mound for us. She really found herself out there, so that was good.”
While it was also Alden helping her own cause at the plate, the rest of her team helped out offensively and they did so early on in the contest.
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“Offensively, we put the ball in play,” Lee said. “A lot of hits were strung together and the girls made things happen. Nikki (AldenF obviously did a great job going 3-for-4 at the plate.”
Alden wasn’t the only Tennent player to record multiple hits on the afternoon. 6DUDK .HHny finLsKHG 3-IRU-5 from the plate, while Amber O’Toole went 2-for-2. Elise Wood also made a contribution offensively, going 2-for-4 to help the Lady Panthers to the shutout victory.
“We’re really hoping this was our turn-around game,” said Lee, who is in her second year as head coach of the Lady Panthers. “It was really good to get this win.”