04 Midwest Machine beat Elmhurst Emeralds 9-4 on Saturday.
04 Midwest Machine got on the board in the first inning when Isabella Bruno singled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.
04 Midwest Machine notched five runs in the second inning. The offensive onslaught came from singles by Shelby Jacobson and Danielle Hoffman, a groundout by Martha Lipic, and a double by Bruno.
Jacobson earned the win for 04 Midwest Machine. She surrendered three runs on one hit over two and two-thirds innings, striking out seven. Emma Wiberg threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Wiberg recorded the last three outs to earn the save for 04 Midwest Machine.
Peck got the start for Elmhurst Emeralds. She lasted four innings, allowing 11 hits and nine runs while striking out one.
04 Midwest Machine had 11 hits in the game. Haley Sandoval, Jacobson, Bruno, and Hoffman all managed multiple hits for 04 Midwest Machine. Hoffman, Bruno, Jacobson, and Sandoval each collected two hits to lead 04 Midwest Machine. 04 Midwest Machine was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Jocelyn Gonzalez made the most plays with seven.
Odonnel led Elmhurst Emeralds with one hit in one at bats. Elmhurst Emeralds stole five bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Odonnel led the way with two.