Junior Rachel Hay went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in game one
Sept. 30, 2011
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri softball team continued their fall schedule with a doubleheader sweep over Crowder College and Heartland Community College on Friday, winning 10-1 and 5-0, respectively, to improve to 4-0 during the exhibition season.
In game one, the Tigers racked up 10 runs on 15 hits, including three home runs, to defeat Crowder College by a 10-1 final. Rachel Hay hit a two run homer in the bottom of the second to put Mizzou on the board, and Nicole Hudson followed with a two run shot of her own in the third to make it 4-0.
Crowder scored their lone run of the game in the top of the fifth, taking advantage of a leadoff single by Kala Crisp. After being moved up to second on a sacrifice bunt, Crisp was lifted for a pinch runner, Carrie Binder, who moved up to third on a fly out. She would come in and score on a base hit blooped over Hudson's head at third, cutting the lead to 4-1.
The Tigers got that run back and more in the bottom half of the inning, scoring three runs to go up 7-1. Ashley Fleming led off with a base hit to the pitcher and a walk to Hudson put the first two runners aboard. Kelsea Roth then delivered a base hit into center field, bringing Fleming in to score. Krebs laid down a bunt single to load the bases, and Hudson would score on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Lindsey Muller. A base hit by Hay brought in Roth for her third RBI of the game.
Jenna Marston led off the top of the sixth with a base hit, and came in to score on Corrin Genovese's second triple of the fall. Genovese would score on a sacrifice fly by Fleming. Missouri's final run of the game came in the bottom of the seventh on a home run by Muller. She finished the game 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs, while Hay went 3-for-4 with three runs driven in. Genovese, Fleming and Krebs also had two hits each, while Hudson went 1-for-2 with two walks, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Freshman pitcher Bailey Erwin got her second win of the fall season, throwing all seven innings while allowing just one run on seven hits. She struck out five batters and didn't issue a walk.
Kristin Nottelmann shined in game two, throwing her second complete game shutout of the fall while striking out double-digit batters for the second straight week. After setting down 15 on strikes in her start last Friday, Nottelmann struck out 10 Heartland hitters today. She allowed only three hits and didn't walk a single batter.
Missouri tacked on a run in the first inning, kicked off by a double by Marston to start the game. She moved up to third on a fly out and came in to score on a wild pitch. In the third, Ashtin Stephens reached on an error to start the inning, and swiped second base to get into scoring position. Marston drove her in with a base hit to center field, extending the lead to 2-0.
Another leadoff double in the fourth, this one by Angela Randazzo, helped the Tigers push another run across. With two outs, Princess Krebs roped a double into the left-center field gap to bring in Randazzo and make it 3-0. In the fifth, two out extra base hits by Hudson and Roth made it 4-0 in favor of the Tigers. Hudson got it going with a triple off the wall in left-center field, and Roth followed it up with a double to the gap in right-center.
The Tigers added one more run in the bottom of the seventh, jumpstarted by back-to-back singles by Genovese and Hudson to lead off the inning. Genovese moved over to third on Hudson's base hit, and then scored on a line out by Roth.
All nine starters in Missouri's lineup had at least one base hit on the game, which Marston and Randazzo leading the way with two each. Roth led the team with two RBIs, while Marston and Krebs added an RBI of their own.
Missouri continues their fall schedule next Friday, with a doubleheader against St. Louis Community College and Iowa Central Community College. Game one begins at 3:30 p.m. CT, with the second game starting at approximately 5:30. Stay tuned to mutigers.com for more information.
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