Oct. 4, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo.- The Mizzou Softball team hosted Crowder College and Butler Community College to continue its fall schedule Friday afternoon (Oct. 4). Two freshman Tigers took the mound on the day, allowing only two runs overall. The Tigers earned a 13-1 win over Crowder to open the day and followed up with a 12-1 victory over Butler Community College.
Freshman Casey Stengel (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho) earned the win against Crowder in the first game for the Tigers after pitching five innings, giving up one earned run on three hits while striking out six. Senior Alora Marble (Jefferson City, Mo.) pitched the last two innings for Mizzou and did not give up a single run while allowing only two hits to Crowder.
Junior first baseman Kelsea Roth (Yorba Linda, Calif.) started the scoring for the Tigers with a solo home run in the top of the second inning. Mizzou grabbed ahold of the momentum scoring five runs in the fifth inning and four in the sixth. Freshman third baseman Natalie Fleming (Silex, Missouri) added a three-run homer in the sixth inning, driving in six overall in the game.
In the second game against Butler, Junior Corrin Genovese (East Amherst, N.Y.) drove in two runs on a double for the Tigers in the sixth. The Tigers tallied 19 hits to Butler CC's four on the day, with each Tiger starter recording at least one hit.
Freshman pitcher Tori Finucane (Germantown, Md.) gave up one run on one hit over five innings, while striking out eight Butler hitters. Senior Alora Marble pitched the last two innings again for Mizzou, giving up only three hits on the day and not allowing any runs to score.
Missouri will close out the fall schedule next Friday (Oct. 11), with a 2 p.m. contest against Jefferson College followed by a 4 p.m. match-up with Highland Community College.