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Izzy Regner wins games as a starter and closer as GRCC softball team notches two victories

March 9, 2023, CLERMONT, Fla., -- Izzy Regner’s pitching boosted the Grand Rapids Community College softball team twice on Thursday – first as a starting pitcher and then in relief.

One swing of the bat was all GRCC needed in the first game to defeat Illinois Valley Community College 3-0.

Freshman third baseman Lauren James hit a three-run homer - her first of the season - in the top of the sixth inning and that was the scoring the Raiders would need.  James also hit a single and a double.

Regner struck out 15 batters, while allowing three hits and walking just one to pick up her first win of the day. 

In game two, against Niagara County Community College, GRCC came back from a 7-4 deficit by scoring five runs in the bottom of the sixth. 

Regner, a freshman from Elkhorn, Wis., closed the game to pick up the win in relief, by striking out five of the eight batters she faced.

She is now 5-0 on the season without allowing a run and fanning 56 batters.

Offensively, GRCC had 11 hits, including a 4-for-4 performance by Regner that included two doubles and her first home run of the season. Jaye Guchelaar added two hits including a big triple in the sixth inning.

The softball team improves to 5-3 on the southern trip.

GRCC is back in action at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, playing Waubonsee Community College and St. Louis Community College.

This story was reported by Ben Brown. 

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