Naomi Alonzo, Carthage softball mug

Alonzo

The Carthage College softball team split a pair of games on its spring trip to Florida for the second straight day, beating Bridgewater 8-6 in the second game of the day after being shut out by Monmouth 7-0 in the first game at Clermont, Fla.

Against Bridgewater (2-4), the Lady Reds (2-2) scored five runs in the first inning, then added one run in the second and two in the fourth. Pitcher Naomi Alonzo (1-1) helped her own cause by hitting a three-run home run in the first. Carthage added two unearned runs in the inning. Vivian Juarez went 3 for 3, stole three bases and scored three runs, Alexandra Millett went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Makenzie Miller went 2 for 4. Alonzo struck out 10 in a complete-game performance.

Against Monmouth (3-0), the Lady Reds managed just four hits and struck out eight times against Monmouth pitcher Liz Hippen. Carthage turned a triple play in the top of the seventh.

General

UW-PARKSIDE: Athletic director Andrew Gavin announced Monday in a press release the creation of the Ranger Impact Fund, which will become the primary fundraising arm for the university’s athletic department.

Those who support the Ranger Impact Fund will be helping the only NCAA Division II athletic program in Wisconsin, the press release said, and will help increase the “visibility and reputation in the community, state and region,” the release said.

“The Ranger Impact Fund and its success are critical to Parkside athletics as we strive to support the needs of our student-athletes, both in and out of competition,” Gavin was quoted as saying in the release.

Those who donate through the Ranger Impact Fund, the release said, can give to the general athletics fund, the scholarship fund, or 100 percent of a gift can be designated to a specific sport program, the release said.

For more information on the Ranger Impact Fund, go online to parksiderangers.com/sports/2018/2/20/RangerImpactFund.aspx. To donate online, go to https://donate.uwp.edu/give-athletics or mail your gift to Parkside Athletics, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144.

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