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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A California judge has signed an arrest warrant for Maurice Washington, clearing the way for the Nebraska running back to return to his home state to face charges related to his possession and distribution of a video of his former girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people in 2016.

"We expected this, and were prepared for it," Washington attorney John Ball wrote in an email Thursday. "I have also specifically confirmed that we will continue to move forward with a self-surrender, meaning that Mr. Washington will not be arrested or extradited, and that he will voluntarily appear in court in California."

Ball also said he is in discussions with the prosecutor about possible resolutions.

Washington is accused of obtaining a video of the assault from one of the perpetrators, storing it on his cellphone and sending it to the girl last March. He has been charged with a felony count of possessing a video or photograph of a person under 18 who is engaging in or simulating sexual conduct and a misdemeanor count of distributing that video without consent, leading to the person suffering emotional distress.

Washington was a star at King's Academy in Sunnyvale, California, where he met the girl and the two dated. He later attended high school in Texas.

The girl told investigators she re-connected with Washington on Instagram early last year and initiated contact to congratulate him for earning a football scholarship. Washington, in Texas at the time, then made sexual advances on the social media platform, the girl said, and he became angry when she replied she was not interested in a romantic relationship.

On March 2, she said, she received a text with the video and a message that said, "Remember this hoe (sic)?" The girl said she knew it came from Washington because the phone number was the same as the one Washington had when the two were cordial.

"This is about two young people who were once boyfriend and girlfriend in the eighth grade, and their communications years later," Ball wrote. "Without all the facts, any judgment of anything in this case is premature, and would be based only on speculation and conjecture. Mr. Washington is presumed to be innocent. He will address this case in a court of law, relying on rules of evidence and due process."

Santa Clara County prosecutor Clarissa Hamilton said from San Jose, California, that one or both of the participants in the alleged assault were prosecuted in juvenile court. The charge or charges were unknown because juvenile records are sealed.





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College Park, Md. - Nicea Eliely scored a season-high 18 points, but it was not enough to overcome Maryland's 16-0 run in the final 3:06 of the third quarter, as the No. 7 Terrapins ran to an 89-63 win over the Huskers at the Xfinity Center on Thursday night.

Nebraska trailed 51-43 after a three-pointer by Kayla Mershon capped a string of seven straight points by the freshman. But with 3:06 left Maryland's Brianna Fraser scored and drew a foul. That was the start of a 16-0 run to end the quarter to put the game out of reach.

Nebraska, which slipped to 6-8 in the Big Ten and 11-14 overall, got 11 points from Sam Haiby off the bench.

Kaila Charles led five Terrapins in double figures with 22 points, while Blair Watson pumped in 17 points and Fraser added 14 points off the bench. Stephanie Jones and Shakira Austin both pitched in 10 points to help Maryland improve to 23-2 overall and 12-2 in the Big Ten.

For the game, Nebraska hit 39.3 percent (22-56) of its shots from the field, including 7-of-16 threes (.438), while hitting 12-of-20 at the free throw line. The Huskers out-rebounded Maryland 42-41, but Maryland forced 19 turnovers by Nebraska while committing just eight of its own in the game. The Terps outscored the Huskers 19-2 in points off turnovers.

Maryland hit 42.9 percent (30-70) of its shots, including 6-of-15 threes (.400) and 23-of-31 free throws (.742).

Maryland jumped to a 9-0 lead in the game's first 2:05 and took its biggest lead of the first half at 15-4 with 3:05 left in the opening period, before Nebraska rallied. The Huskers trimmed the Terp margin to 22-15 at the end of the quarter, then pulled within 29-26 after an 11-4 surge over a four-minute span that started with back-to-back threes by Eliely and ended with a three-pointer from Taylor Kissinger with 4:42 left in the half.

Maryland responded to push the margin back to seven at 41-34 at halftime. Eliely led the Huskers with 12 first-half points, including 10 in the second quarter, while Haiby added seven points. Kate Cain contributed four points, five rebounds, four blocks and two assists in the opening 20 minutes.

In the half, Nebraska hit 44.4 percent (12-27) of its shots, including 6-of-10 threes, while adding 4-of-6 free throws. The Huskers out-rebounded Maryland 20-18 in the half and blocked six shots as a team.

Maryland responded by shooting 42.9 percent (15-35) in the half, including 2-of-7 threes. The Terps also hit 9-of-12 free throws. First-quarter turnovers set the tone in the first half for Maryland, as the Terrapins forced eight first-quarter turnovers by Nebraska and turned those mistakes into eight points. The Huskers committed just three turnovers in the second quarter. Maryland turned the ball over just three times in the half.

Fraser led Maryland with nine points off the bench in the half, while Watson added eight points. Austin and Charles both contributed seven first-half points, while Jones pitched in six points.

The Huskers return home to battle another top-25 team on Sunday, when Nebraska takes on Michigan State. Tip-off between the Big Red and the No. 24 Spartans is set for 3 p.m., and tickets are available now at Huskers.com.





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LincolnJames Palmer Jr. knocked down a pair of free throws with 1.1 seconds remaining to lift the Nebraska men’s basketball team to a 62-61 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers Wednesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena

In a game that featured nine ties and 12 lead changes, Nebraska led for much of the second half before Minnesota used a 6-0 run to take a 61-59 lead with less than a minute to play. The Gophers led by one with under 30 seconds on the clock when Isaiah Roby made the defensive play of the game, drawing a charge from Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy to give the ball back to Nebraska with 18 seconds remaining. On Nebraska’s first chance to win the game, Thomas Allen had his shot blocked out of bounds. On the ensuing inbound, Palmer caught the ball on the baseline, pumped fake, and drew a foul on Amir Coffey to set up his game-winning free throws.

Palmer, who scored 10 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, was 8-of-10 at the line on the night, including 3-of-4 in the final minute. In addition to Palmer’s big night, Glynn Watson Jr. erupted for 19 points, just one shy of his season high. While Palmer and Watson combined for 43 of the Huskers’ 62 points, Allen added seven points and a career-high nine rebounds in his return to the starting lineup, while Roby had six points, four rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks.

The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for Nebraska, improved to 14-11 on the season and moved to 4-10 in Big Ten Conference play. Nebraska shot 50 percent from the field, its first time hitting more than 40 percent of its shot in six games. Minnesota (16-9, 6-8 Big Ten) got a double-double from Murphy with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Daniel Oturu added 16 points and Amir Coffey – who had a career-high 32 points in the first meeting with Nebraska – chipped in 11 points.

Nebraska shot 52 percent in the first half, but still trailed by one, 31-30, heading into the locker room. Palmer started off the game for the Huskers with a driving layup for the game’s first points, but his bucket was followed by a 5:14 scoring slump. During the scoreless stretch, Minnesota scored 10 straight points during a 15-2 run that gave the Gophers a 11-point lead seven minutes into the game.

Minnesota maintained its 11-point lead midway through the period, but Nebraska cut the lead to seven before Palmer used a personal 8-0 run to give the Huskers a 22-21 lead with 6:34 left in the half. The teams traded baskets the rest of the half, with Dupree McBrayer hitting a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to play in the half to give Minnesota the halftime advantage. as Minnesota tacked on ten straight points to go up 10-2 heading into the under 16-minute media timeout.

The Huskers then came out red hot to begin the second half as Allen took the lead right back for the Huskers with a 3-pointer from the top of the key just 14 seconds into the period. Behind consecutive 3-pointers from Watson and Palmer, Nebraska scored nine of the first 10 points of the second half to build a seven-point advantage, its largest lead of the game.

The Gophers answered with nine straight points to take a 44-41 lead with 14 minutes remaining. But Nebraska bounced back, holding Minnesota without a field goal for more than four minutes, which allowed the Huskers to open up a 51-48 lead with 8:12 to play.

Minnesota fought back to tie the game at 53, but Nebraska built the lead back to four at 59-55 with 3:43 left. The Huskers did not make a basket over the final 4:06, which allowed Minnesota to regain its late lead. Five of Nebraska’s seven points in the final five minutes came at the free-throw line, with Palmer accounting for all five free throws, including the game-winner.





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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 46, Conestoga 43

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Class B=

Subdistrict B-1=

Final=

Omaha Gross Catholic 56, Omaha Duchesne Academy 46

Subdistrict B-2=

Final=

Elkhorn 49, Elkhorn South 45, 2OT

Subdistrict B-3=

Final=

Waverly 49, Platteview 43

Subdistrict B-5=

Final=

South Sioux City 62, Columbus 39

Subdistrict B-7=

Final=

North Platte 50, Lexington 27

Class C1=

Subdistrict C1-1=

Auburn 49, Falls City 30

Syracuse 44, Fairbury 32

Subdistrict C1-3=

Louisville 64, Conestoga 23

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 55, Ashland-Greenwood 47

Subdistrict C1-9=

Adams Central 58, Kearney Catholic 57, OT

Grand Island Central Catholic 54, Minden 23

Subdistrict C1-10=

Broken Bow 39, Centura 23

St. Paul 53, Ord 52

Subdistrict C1-11=

Chase County 55, Hershey 44

Ogallala 44, Gothenburg 33

Class C2=

Subdistrict C2-3=

Fillmore Central 65, Sutton 43

Superior 56, Thayer Central 44

Subdistrict C2-10=

Blue Hill 47, Wood River 30

Hastings St. Cecilia 52, Doniphan-Trumbull 29

Subdistrict C2-11=

Elm Creek 53, Amherst 43

South Loup 44, Southern Valley 23

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Archbishop Bergan 63, Cedar Bluffs 17

Weeping Water 57, Omaha Christian Academy 27

Subdistrict D1-5=

Howells/Dodge 50, Fullerton 27

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 56, Nebraska Christian 39

Subdistrict D1-9=

Central Valley 26, Ansley-Litchfield 24

Pleasanton 66, Sumner-Eddyville-Miller 35

Subdistrict D1-10=

Axtell 55, Alma 42

Overton 50, Elwood 44

Class D2=

Subdistrict D2-1=

Falls City Sacred Heart 48, Parkview Christian 16

Sterling 53, Mead 25

Subdistrict D2-2=

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley 65, Nebraska Lutheran 35

Exeter/Milligan 48, Dorchester 41

Subdistrict D2-3=

Humphrey St. Francis 64, St. Edward 20

Spalding Academy 47, Riverside 36

Subdistrict D2-6=

Hampton 72, Kenesaw 40

Red Cloud 35, Silver Lake 32

Subdistrict D2-9=

Mullen 58, McPherson County 18

Sandhills/Thedford 41, Anselmo-Merna 30





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The McCook Community College softball team took advantage of favorable weather Wednesday afternoon and picked up a pair of wins over Northwest Kansas Technical College taking the first game 10-8 and the second game 9-1.

“Overall it is always good to get two wins because wins aren’t free,” MCC Coach Josh Barnes said. “We definitely did not have our best today. Too many mental errors that lead to physical errors.”

The Lady Indians rallied from an 8-6 deficit in the bottom of the fifth inning of the first game to tie the score then scored two runs in the sixth to make a winner of sophomore Shae Muggridge, (Perth, Western Australia) who transferred to MCC from NWKT.

“We did just enough in game one to steal a win,” Barnes said.

A Jade Holland’s (Effingham, Kan.) first-inning home run staked the Indians to a first-inning lead they never relinquished in the second game to back the five-hit-pitching of Freshman Etta Van Burgsteden, (Kinistino, Saskatchewan) who shut down the Mavericks the rest of the way.

“Etta threw really well. We needed that from her,” Barnes said. “Now it’s time to take a small break then get back to work.”

MCC is 3-5 and is scheduled to take on Colby Community College at the Jaycees Sports Complex Feb. 20. then to Garden City Feb. 23.

The Mavericks fall to 0-4 on the year.

GAME 1 – McCook CC 10, NWKT 8: Tied 8-8, Lili Belton (Pleasant Hill, Calif.) doubled to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning. One out later, sophomore Chanel Siebenthal’s (Lakewood, Colo.) RBI double drove home the eventual game-winner and sophomore Isabel Serna (Roy, Utah) delivered an RBI single for the final MCC run.

MCC came out with a five-run first inning to lead 5-1 and made it a 6-3 score in the second before the Mavericks scored three in the fourth to tie the game and two in the fifth to lead 8-6. The Lady Indians tied the game on straight singles from Jerusha Miner (Gunnison Velley, Utah), Serna, and Sydney McArthur, (Washington, Utah), followed by a walk and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Sieara Price (Greeley Colo.)

Freshman Sarah Willier (Ponoka, Alberta) pitched the first four innings giving up five earned runs on seven hits and a walk before Muggridge came on to hurl the final three frames, allowing two earned runs on two hits, a walk. Willier struck out five Mavericks and Muggridge two.

The top three hitters in the MCC batting order of Siebenthal, Miner and Serna, went a combined 10-for-12 scoring seven and batting in seven. Siebenthal had a pair of doubles, a single and scored three runs. Miner went three-for-four with a double, two singles and three driven in while Serna went four-for-four with three RBI and two runs scored.

MCC also got doubles from Belton and Aubri Ross (Cambridge).

GAME 2 – McCook CC 9, NWKT 1: After surrendering an unearned run in the first inning, Van Burgsteden took charge of the game on the MCC mound, going six innings allowing the one unearned run on five hits. She struck out four and didn’t walk a batter.

After the Lady Indians took the 2-1 lead on the Hollands first-inning homer, Miner and Hollands doubled and singled to start the third inning and Miner came home on a sacrifice fly from McArthur.

Miner’s two-run double helped ignite the four run fifth inning and the Lady Indians put the game away with the run-rule in the sixth on a Taylor Ford (McCook) single and Maverick error.

MCC had 13 hits including three from Hollands and Miner and two each from Serna and Ford.

For more photos from today’s games, please visit the MCC Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MPCCMcCook/

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=softball&path=softball





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COLBY, Kan. – The McCook Community College baseball team dropped an 11-0 decision to Colby Community College Wednesday in six innings. The Trojans out-hit the Indians 11-3.

None of the four Indian pitchers were able to keep Colby off the scoreboard.

The Trojans struck for three runs in the bottom of the first inning off freshman starting pitcher Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli (Austin, Texas) and added two more in the third. In his three innings of work he allowed five runs on five hits and a walk. He fanned three.

Isaac Vargas (Greeley, Colo.), pitched the fourth, and gave up three runs on four hits. He struck out three.

Yasnier Laureano (Anderson, S.C.), pitched the fifth inning, giving up one run on two hits and three walks.

Braden Babcock (Oshawa, Ontario), pitched the sixth, and surrendered a pair of earned runs on two hits.

Offensively, only six hitters reached base; three via hit, two by walks and one who was hit by a pitch. A first inning-double from Ricardo Jimenez (Hialeah, Fla.), was the only extra-base hit. The other singles came from sophomores Beau Hawley (Greeley, Colo.) and Parker Kretzel (Thornton, Colo.).

This weekend the Indians, (now 2-3), are scheduled to travel to Labette Community College for a doubleheader Saturday and a single-game Sunday.

The first scheduled home game is set for Feb. 27 against Northeast Community College in a doubleheader at 2 p.m.

You can stay up to day on all the Indians games, schedule and more at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?path=baseball





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The NSAA Boys Sub-District Basketball Brackets have now been released.  View below.

 

B7 Sub-District


C2-11 Sub-District


D1-8 Sub-District


D1-11 Sub-District

 

D2-9 Sub-District

 

 

 

 





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A make-up date for the basketball games postponed Monday has been set and Wednesday’s baseball game scheduled for home will be moved to Colby.

The women’s and men’s basketball games postponed Monday against Central Community College will be played Feb. 26 at the Peter and Dolores Graff Events Center with the women’s game starting at 5:30 p.m. and the men to follow at approximately.

“Sophomore Night” which is usually on the final home game of the year will continue as originally scheduled Feb. 23 against Lamar Community College with games at 2 and 4 p.m.

Because of the recent weather conditions, MCC is unable to ready the baseball field for Wednesday’s scheduled home-opener, so the Indians and Colby Community College will play the game in Colby.

MCC softball is still scheduled to open the home season Wednesday in a doubleheader with Northwest Kansas Technical College starting at 1 p.m.

To stay up to current on all McCook Community College Athletic schedules, scheduling changes, news, photos and more please visit the MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx





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LINCOLN, NE Today, the Nebraska Shrine Bowl Board of Directors released the rosters for the 61st Annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl Game.

Head Coaches Paul Limongi (Omaha Burke HS) and Glen Snodgrass (York HS) together with their coaching staffs each chose from nominated seniors in their designated regions to represent their respective high schools, as well as North or South, in the 2019 Nebraska Shrine Bowl.

NORTH TEAM SOUTH TEAM
Kodjo Atikphou, Grand Island Cole Aniello, Millard West
Ryan Bena, Creighton Prep Edwen Baptista, Friend
Koby Brandenburg, Central City Quinn Butzke, Centennial
Mehki Butler, Omaha North Hunter Chilton, Gretna
Cedric Case, Lincoln High John Christensen, Bruning-Davenport
Tyler Chadwick, Omaha Burke Baily Darnell, Auburn
Connor Cowling, Norfolk Jaiden Davis, Lincoln Southeast
Jackson Creek, Millard North Joe Dworak, Lincoln Pius X
Shane Dailey, Jr., Bellevue West Jarod Epperson, Omaha Skutt
Sid DeMayo, Mt. Michael Colin Giron, McCook
Lane Edis, Mullen Taevyn Grixby, Lincoln Southwest
Grayson Garey, Broken Bow D.J. Gross, McCook
Trenton Harbor, Gothenburg Tyson Guzman, Omaha Westside
Jack Hasz, Creighon Prep Gabe Heins, Kearney
Jacob Herbek, GICC Jackson Hirschfeld, Centennial
Mason Hiemstra, Alliance Torrence Jackson, Omaha Central
Garrett Hustedt, Mt. Michael Austin Jablonski, Lincoln Pius X
Cooper Jewett, Elkhorn South Joseph Krause, Seward
Caden Johnson, Wahoo Bishop Neumann Nick Leader, Lincoln Southwest
Chris Jones, Lincoln High Alex Lewis, Omaha South
Rhett Jordan, Waverly Jayden Merriman, Millard South
Kaden Kneifl, Wayne Mike McClanahan, Papillion LaVista South
Sam Kolterman, Wahoo Brayden Miller, Kearney
Quincy Nichols, Blair Riley Moses, Fillmore Central
Steven Krawczyk, Omaha North Chase Norblade, Papillion LaVista South
Lane McGinley, Valentine Nouredin Nouli, Norris
Robert Pentecost, Papillion LaVista Garrett Nuss, Sutton
Luke Reimer, Lincoln North Star Caden Opfer, Gretna
Keegan Reitschneider, Scottsbluff Lucas Paloucek, Ogallala
Jackson Ritchhart, Fremont Cade Reichardt, Aurora
Alex Rodgers, Omaha Roncalli Catholic PJ Schaben, Seward
Dylan Sales, Omaha Burke Barrett Sellon, Lincoln East
Logan Schuelke, Waverly Braden Sellon, Lincoln East
Sam Sims, Grand Island Garrett Snodgrass, York
Jack Sutton, Wahoo Noah Stafursky, York
Joe Teten, Norfolk Catholic Jack Towne, Millard South
Jesse Ulrich, Ord Landon Weber, Adams Central
Bryce Zimmerer, Creighton T.J. Skradski, Omaha Skutt
NORTH COACHES SOUTH COACHES
Paul Limongi, Omaha Burke Glen Snodgrass, York
Blake Beebout, Valentine Matt Maltsberger, York
Brock Eichelberger, O'Neill Jamie Opfer, Seward
Chris Seebohm, Alliance Kam Lenhart, Fairbury
Ben Ryan, Omaha Burke Matt Kern, York
Andy Schatzberg, Omaha Burke Eric Ryan, Overton


About the Nebraska Shrine Bowl
The Shrine Bowl of Nebraska is the state's most prestigious high school all-star sports event. The 501(c)(3) non-profit produces annual events and related activities to raise funds and awareness to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a healthcare system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to the age of 18 are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients' ability to pay.

The 61st Annual Nebraska Shrine Bowl will be played Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Kearney, at Ron and Carol Cope Stadium on the campus of the University of Nebraska—Kearney. For more information, visit www.neshrinebowl.org.





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COLBY – The McCook Community College softball team picked up its first win of the season taking the second end of a double-header 13-1 Tuesday, after losing the first game 5-3.

“Overall it was a good day. The team played for each other,” MCC Coach Josh Barnes said. “Everyone contributed in some way.”

MCC was held scoreless through five and two-thirds innings and trailed 5-0 in the first game before Sophomore pinch-hitter Abby Kalinski (McCook) belted the first pitch she saw to right field for a three-run homer to close the gap to 5-3, but the Indians were unable to mount any offense in the seventh.

“Our hitters were too passive, watching too many strikes. It took too long to get going,” Barnes said.

In the second game, the Indians got as strong performance on the mound from Sophomore transfer Shae Muggridge, (Perth, Western Australia), an errorless performance in the field and an offense that pounded out 11 hits in five innings.

“Shae did a great job limiting their bats,” Barnes said. “The defense played tough behind her.”

Colby falls to 2-2 on the season.

MCC is 1-5 and is scheduled to take on Northwest Kansas Technical College Wednesday in the home-opener starting at 1 p.m.

GAME 1, Colby CC 5, McCook CC 3 – The Trojans scored single runs in the third and fourth innings and added three in the fifth before the Abby Kalinski homer.

The Lady Indians were held to six hits in the game.

Sydney McArthur, (Washington, Utah) had two hits in the game. Chanel Siebenthal (Lakewood, Colo.) and Hannah Jensen, (Aurora, Colo.) both doubled. The other hit came from Jerusha Miner (Gunnison Valley, Utah).

Freshman Etta Van Burgsteden, (Kinistino, Saskatchewan) took the loss for the Indians pitching 3.2 innings, allowing two runs on four hits, walking one and striking out two. Sophomore Kayla Harrison, (Richmond, British Columbia) pitched the final two frames and allowed two runs on five hits.

“Etta and Kayla pitched well,” Barnes said.

GAME 2 – McCook CC 13, Colby CC 1: The Indians came out with six runs to start the game, including a three-run home run by Emma McLean (Willetton, Western Australia) in her first collegiate at bat to make it a 6-0 lead. The Lady Indians added three in the second two more in the third and fifth innings to back the five-hit pitching of Shae Muggridge.

“Our hitters did a good job of attacking early,” Barnes said.

Chanel Siebenthal, Brooklyn Jensen (West Valley City, Utah) and Sydney McArthur all had two-hit games for the Lady Indians. Jensen also swiped three bases. Siebenthal and Jerusha Miner both had doubles in the game.

Muggridge went the distance allowing one run on five hits and one walk while striking out four.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=softball&path=softball





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