Saunders’ homer propels Cruisers to tourney win

Messenger photos by Rick Palsgrove
The Groveport Madison Cruiser varsity softball team defeated New Albany 3-2 in the first round of the district tournament in a game played in Groveport on May 10. Pictured here is Cruiser outfielder Carsyn Saunders who is about to be mobbed by her teammates after she blasted a two run home run.
Carsyn Saunders’ home run trot.
Cruiser pitcher Sara Gockenbach turned in another stellar pitching performance in the game.
Cruiser third baseman Macie Sporleder gets ready to field the ball.
Cruiser catcher Jessie Rock gets ready to fire the ball to first base. The hard hitting catcher hit 10 home runs during the regular season.
Cruiser first baseman Jodi Kern snares a pop fly.
Cruiser catcher Jessie Rock smiles after hearing a funny comment from the Cruiser bench.
Cruiser shortstop Lanie White fields the ball and gets ready to throw out a runner.
The Cruiser players and coaches celebrate the tournament win over New Albany.
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