Bison Softball Splits Doubleheader at South Dakota State
- Author: Joanne Flowers Apr 16, 2018,
Apr 16, 2018, 13:38
Michigan State baseball split a doubleheader with Valparaiso, winning the opener, 5-4 in 12 innings, before dropping the second game, 7-6, Friday afternoon at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field.
Broyles, a senior catcher, belted two home runs as the Panthers rolled to a 14-0 five-inning victory at Rural Retreat on Tuesday. Central Michigan on April 13, 2016. The victory in the nightcap raised the Mustangs' record to 20-9 overall and 8-2 in the GPAC for a first place tie with Northwestern in the league standings.
Yasmine Warner hit Harpursville's lone extra-base hit of the game, a double. "They had a good approach with Casey today, so we have to make that adjustment tomorrow".
The Lady Aggies managed to get another run across on an error in the fourth, but Hanceville got the run back in the bottom of the inning on a fielder's choice to make it 6-4. "Defense got us", said Branford coach Oscar Saavedra. "We should have been able to capitalize a little more in the first game with runs".
Freshman Hannah Eslick then delivered in a pivotal at bat, knocking a two-RBI single to give the Terps a 3-2 lead.
With runners at the corners, Kobey Johnson hit a shot to Powell.
Howard replied with one run of their own due to a RBI double, but Drexel just came back with two more runs of their own, increasing their lead by three.
Sidney topped Harpursville, 7-4, in its second game of the season on Wednesday.
Solge and Jones both drive in two runs for Padua (2-3), who travels to Brandywine Monday at 3:45. Barker and senior outfielder Samantha McQueen scored on RBI singles. Ellard's record drops to 1-4.
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. The Elkview, W.Va., native allowed six hits, struck out four, and walked two in the complete-game defeat. Claire Yancey took the circle for Oxford Prep, allowing only one hit and one run in three innings, striking out six and walking one. Next batter, Taylor Corbett hit a ground ball to junior shortstop Alexis Alvino, but the junior Chanticleer misplayed it, allowing Davis to score from third.
On offense, the Wildcats benefited from nine walks issued by Tiger pitchers, including three to lead-off hitter Laura Sheaffer, who scored two runs.
In the third inning, Mikala Hayes walked, scoring on a triple by Kasarda.
Freshman pitcher Katelyn Ellard pitched the second game for the River Hawks for three and a third innings.
Vanessa Anderson went 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in the first game.
The Lady Patriots took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Karra Smith doubled to center, driving in Miles. The Spartans also scored three times in the fourth and sixth innings, once in the fifth and twice in the seventh.
Karlee Ashbury had a double, a triple and an RBI for the Raiders, while Maley Fike added a double. Penn had even more luck in the third inning, where a home run and a two-run double extended their lead to 5-1.
Hinker went two-for-four with a home run and four RBIs and Conner had two hits with a pair of singles to pace a 10-hit Morningside offensive attack.
The team has 10 regular season games left - eight at home and two on the road.