FLORENCE — The Mean Moose traveled north on Thursday afternoon for a road meeting with league opponent Florence. Alamosa (2-14) took down the host Huskies (2-13) in a 13-3 game. Mean Moose Softball started the month of September off on the right foot picking up a 15-3 win over James Irwin on the 7th. However, wins were elusive the next few weeks creating a skid that included an 18-13 loss in the rematch with James Irwin on Sept. 26.
In Thursday’s contest, Things didn’t start quickly for either team, playing to a 2-2 tie after four innings. Alamosa would be the lone team to find traction, putting up 6 runs over the next three innings taking an 8-2 lead at the bottom of the sixth. A big seventh inning saw five more runs for the visitors, highlighted by a two-run hit from Alamosa Sarah Hankins, to put the game out of reach at 13-2. The Huskies would add a run and finalize the score at 13-3 to give the Moose win number two on the season. The win also snaps a 6-game falter for Alamosa.
The Moose will try to feed that spark Tuesday, Oct. 8th when they come home to face St. Mary’s (11-6). While the Pirate’s record gives pause, by Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) they are ranked No. 21 in 3A Softball, eight spots ahead of the Moose. Also, during their last meeting on Sept. 14, Alamosa would lead 6-5 late in the contest, a 6-run sixth inning from St. Mary’s stunned Alamosa and finished them off for an 11-7 loss. First pitch for St. Mary’s at Alamosa is scheduled for 4 p.m.