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2 grand slams lift C-GCC

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March 12, 2018 04:21 pm

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina — Kaylee Hoffman and Rachel Nielsen each belted a grand slam to highlight Columbia-Greene Community College’s 11-10 victory over Delaware Technical Community College in the Snowbird Tournament on Monday morning in Myrtle Beach.

The Twins jumped out to a 7-0 lead through three innings, thanks in part to Nielsen’s slam in the first. Delaware Tech, a Division II program, battled back and eventually evened the score at 7-7.

That set the stage for Hoffman, a Hudson High graduate, who broke up the deadlock with her slam in the sixth to put the Twins on top for good.

Hoffman finished with a 3 for 4 day at the plate, including a solo homer and single to go with her grand slam. Jenna Rippel was 2 for 3 with a walk and Nielsen was 1 for 3.

The Twins played Wells College next and took an 11-5 lead into the third inning before the game was called because of rain.

“It was a good win,” Twins’ coach Peter Dedrick said. “We got to face some adversity today with Delaware Tech coming back. Didn’t strand runners today and had some timely hitting. The offense picked it up today.”

Columbia-Greene (2-0) is slated to play two games in the Snowbird Tournament on Tuesday, facing Potomac State College of West Virginia at 9 a.m. and Mercer County Community College at 11 a.m.