Tigers Open Fall With Sweep

MUTIGERS.COM Kayla Kingsley picked up four hits and drove in two runs on Friday
Kayla Kingsley picked up four hits and drove in two runs on Friday

Sept. 23, 2011

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou softball team opened up their fall schedule with a doubleheader sweep on Friday afternoon, picking up a 6-2 win over Maple Woods Community College before blowing out North Central Missouri College by a 13-0 score in the finale.

In game one, freshman pitcher Bailey Erwin picked up the victory with a complete game, striking out six batters with just one walk while allowing two runs on eight hits. Fellow freshman Corrin Genovese paced the offense with a 2-for-4 performance, roping a triple in her first at bat and scoring a pair of runs. Kelsea Roth added two RBI.

Missouri scored in each of the first three innings to build an early 4-0 lead. In the first, Genovese tripled with one out and came in to score on the next play after the Maple Woods shortstop committed an error. In the second, Lindsey Muller started the inning with a single back up the middle. Taylor Duplechain came in to pinch run and stole second and third, and would come in to score on a groundout by Brianna Corwin. On the next play, freshman Kayla Kingsley singled to shortstop to score Rachel Hay, who walked and stole second earlier in the inning.

In the third, Genovese started off the inning with a base hit and advanced to second on an error by the left fielder. She'd make it 4-0 on the next play on another Maple Woods error. Missouri added another run in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Roth. Nicole Hudson singled to right field with one out, and stole second base to get into scoring position to set up Roth's base hit.

Maple Woods cut into the lead in the top of the sixth with back-to-back solo home runs, making it 5-2. Playing seven full innings, the Tigers tacked on another in the bottom of the seventh. Junior Jenna Marston led off the inning with a base hit and a stolen base. After Genovese reached on an error, the Tiger base runners would move up one base each on a ground out. Roth then grounded out to score Marston for her second RBI of the game.

The Tiger offense broke out in the second game against North Central Missouri College, scoring 13 runs on 18 hits in the 13-0 shutout. Senior pitcher Kristin Nottelmann struck out 15 batters in the complete game shutout, allowing just one hit and two walks. Nottelmann didn't allow a base runner until the fifth inning.

After a scoreless first, Missouri tacked on four runs in the second and three in the third to jump out to a 7-0 lead over North Central. With one out in the second, Angela Randazzo walked and Kingsley beat out an infield single to put two runners aboard. Princess Krebs then singled in both runners to put the Tigers up 2-0. A groundout by Duplechain scored Krebs to make it 3-0. A two out double Marston was followed by a run-scoring double by Genovese, extending the Tiger lead to 4-0.

In the third, Roth singled to lead off the inning and Hudson followed with a walk to put two aboard with no outs. Two batters later, Kingsley hit a base hit into center field to load the bases. A wild pitch ended up scoring both Roth and Hudson , and a ground out by Krebs later in the inning brought in Kingsley to make it 7-0.

Missouri put up a five-spot in the fifth, with the first three batters reaching base safely to start the inning. Krebs led off with a base hit into left field and scored on a triple by Duplechain, who touched home on Marston's single. Fleming singled with one out to put runners on the corners, and two batters later, Hudson cleared the bases with a two-run double. After a walk to Randazzo, Kingsley drove in another run with a single into left, putting the Tigers up 12-0.

In the seventh, Duplechain picked up her third hit of the game with a two out single, and she would score on a double by Marston. Marston, Duplechain and Kingsley led the Tigers with three hits each. Krebs led the way with three runs batted in.

Mizzou continues their fall schedule with a doubleheader next Friday against Crowder College and Heartland Community College. Stay tuned to mutigers.com for more information.



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