Midland and Morningside split Softball Doubleheader

Midland and Morningside split Softball Doubleheader

"Everybody has to do what's best for the team and focus on doing the little things and playing the game the right way to put ourselves in a position where we can win ball games".

A non-scheduled game on Thursday had the Cavaliers traveling to Southwestern to meet the Piasa Birds.

North Dakota State won game one 9-2, but South Dakota State bounced back for an 11-3 win in five innings in the second as the teams split Summit League softball doubleheader played Thursday, April 12, at Augustana University's Bowden Field.

Riley slugged a three-run home run in the top of the seventh to make the final margin 8-5. With one out and the 1-0 lead, sophomore Crosby Huckabay doubled to left center, scoring Stanford and moving Krzus to third. Jessica Armjo, senior pitcher, came in to throw 4.2 innings.

Taylor Wilson notched her first career triple in the bottom of the fourth, slicing a ball past a diving right fielder with two outs. The scoring continued in the third inning as a Bethanie Hudson single scored Mollie Gabbert and Katierose Helems groundout scored Hudson and Caitlin Barber.

The Retrievers' offense was much more active in the first game of the double header, jumping out to a three-run lead in the bottom of the third.

Trailing 4-0 heading into the top of the seventh, the Jackets made their way onto the board.

Alex Savoy and Tucket Wingate each connected for hits and RBI, while Demarcus James recorded a single while Darian Richard rang a triple. Tieman and Kaganich both reached base and would score on RBIs from Cania and Houseman. Hogeland went all five on the mound for Fairview, allowing just one run on two hits.

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Sophomore Avery O'Neil received the win after pitching three ideal innings, allowing zero Tigers to get on base, and recording eight strikeouts.

Allee Griffith came to the plate with two on and a chance to win the game for her team - which she did by hitting an RBI-single to center. She finished 84 pitches, 66 of which were strikes, and two of the Tigers' three runs were unearned. DeRosa had another two-run double upping the edge to 8-1. "The past two games we've not hit very well".

At Carlinville, the Cavies first home game in a while Friday resulted in a conference loss to the multi-talented Gillespie Miners. Mackenzie Lindstrom picked up an RBI single to left to cut the deficit to 3-2. Riley's blast came after Whited walked and Hinker singled earlier in the inning.

The Miners scored three more in the sixth inning. He issued a free pass to pinch hitter Ryan McClelland with one out and Brian Dombrowski at the top of the order drew a walk on four pitches. Kasarda had an RBI-double and scored on a single by Sarti, making it 9-0.

Port Richmond pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning.

Thanks to one error and many hot Arabian bats, the lead was short lived.

Bates had two of the Cavies seven hits, with Tieman, Kaganich, DeSpain, Griffith and Westnedge also getting hits.

Milledgeville 18, Aquin 7, 5 inn.: Ciara Miller hit for the cycle and drove in four runs in a road NUIC win for the Missiles.

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