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Beecher jumps on Elmwood Park early

04/26/2014, 3:15pm CDT
By Kate Hedlin | For Sun-Times Media | @SportsLoisLane

Elmwood Park shortstop Amarylis Saldana has the ball pop loose on a throw to second base as Beecher's Savannah Lowe arrives standing up. | Jon Langham/for Sun-Times Media

Beecher 17, Elmwood Park 3 (5 innings)

THE SKINNY

A 10-run first propelled Beecher to an easy 17-3 win in five innings at Elmwood Park on Saturday. The Bobcats batted around in the first and fourth innings against Elmwood Park's Becky Gruber. Beecher recorded seven hits and six walks in the first, with catcher Taylor Johnson contributing two doubles and four RBI in the frame.

TURNING POINT

It was going to be difficult for the Tigers to come back from that first inning. The Bobcats added two runs in the second, one in the third and four in the fourth.

THE STAR

Johnson went 4-for-4 with four doubles, two runs scored and six RBI.

BY THE NUMBERS

Beecher took 11 walks and struck out only once.

QUOTABLE

"Everyone was seeing multiple pitches, but they weren't taking it for granted. They were ready to hit, one through nine. Our first two batters walked, but we still stayed aggressive." — Johnson

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