2014 Battle on the Bases

Thank you to everyone for participating in the 2014 Battle on the Bases. It was a great weekend with great weather, and we hope that you all enjoyed your time at the Milt Hand Softball Complex.

Congratulations to our 2014 Champions:

10U – Sterling Steam
12U – QC Firebirds ’01
14U – QC Firebirds ’99 Red
16U – Dreamers Illusion
18U – QC Firebirds ’95

UPDATED: Park Sets Monmouth College Record For HRs in One Game, Earns MWC Performer of Week

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Charlotte Park played for Coach Kirk Amador as a Firebird. We want to congratulate her on a great game and MWC Performer of the Week honors!

“Park hit a school-record four homeruns in Game 2 as Monmouth blasted a record eight round trippers in the contest to win a doubleheader slugfest and move into a tie for second in the Midwest Conference South Division. The Scots outlasted Knox 12-9 in 10 innings in the opener, then outscored the Prairie Fire 13-7 in the nightcap.

Kaitlyn Winkler’s three-run homer in the 10th inning of Game 1 propelled Monmouth past the Fire. Monmouth had taken a 9-0 lead with a five-run fourth before the Fire countered with four runs in their half of the inning. Knox tied the game at 9-9 with five runs in the sixth before Taylor Smith came from the bullpen to shut the door. Smith worked the final 4.1 innings to log the win.

Park went 4-for-4 with five RBIs in the nightcap as the Scots blasted eight homeruns, inlcuding three in the seventh inning. Monmouth had taken a quick lead on a game-opening HR by Sommer Foster, but the Fire came back to take a 6-5 lead in the fourth. Park’s leadoff homer in the sixth – her third of the game – knotted the game at 6-6 before Foster’s basehit plated two. Smith picked up her second win of the day, working 3.1 innings after being summoned again from the bullpen.”

UPDATE 4/21/14:
A record-setting week has earned Monmouth College’s Charlotte Park (Colona, Ill./United Township) this week’s Midwest Conference Position Performer of the Week in softball.

Park assaulted the Monmouth record books last week, setting one homerun record and closing in on another as the Scots swept Knox 12-9 in 10 innings in Game 1 and then outslugged the Fire for a 13-7 victory in Game 2. After going 3-for-6 in the opener, Park found her power stroke in Game 2, going 4-for-4 with four homeruns to set the Scots’ single game record. She was at it again on Saturday, blasting a solo shot against Washington University to give her seven HRs this season, one shy of the Scots’ single season record. For the week, Park batted .563 (9-for-16) with 6 RBIs, 5 HRs, 24 total bases, 7 runs scored and a 1.500 slugging percentage. The catcher was also behind the plate for more than 29 innings in the four games.

A sophomore, Park is an exercise science major.

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