NIACC softball team picks up split vs. Iowa Central
Mar 31 2018 by Lorena Waters
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team split a doubleheader with St. Catherine University Monday afternoon in Tyler, beating the Wildcats 9-2 before falling 4-1.
Six runs in the sixth inning fueled a Mexia 11-1 victory over Fairfield Monday night. Things didn't go the way the Clan would have hoped, as the team lost four of the five games it played in, with a game against the host team being cancelled due to weather. The avalanche would be on the horizon for Ursuline in the top of the fifth inning as the Hawks did major damage scoring 6 runs on 5 hits to take a commanding 10-5 lead.
In game two against Bellevue, the Gusties fell 5-2, despite a solo home run from Carlson and a 3-4 game from Welp.
Being well-prepared and fired up didn't necessarily increase confidence for everyone, however according to sophomore Lauren Florez, the team was faced with the first game jitters.
Sophomore, Monique Ashley, started the first game pitching, striking out 15 batters and only allowing one hit.
Neuenfeldt led the Gusties on the offensive end, going 2-3 with a pair of singles. Emily Richerson racked up two RBI on two hits.
Other scores from the Three Rivers Conference, West Columbus baseball topped South Robeson 12-2 and Whiteville blanked Fairmont in boys tennis 9-0. Juliana Cruz went 2 for 2. Madyson McDermott followed with an RBI double, and Karlie Missey drove in two following a hit to center by Kristen Sampson. Ashlea Frederick also brought in two and crossed home twice, Alexis Valdez had an RBI and Amber Reneau went 3-for-4 with a double and scored once. She struck out five and walked three.
Freshman Marissa Mesiemore would earn the win after throwing 2.1 innings.
Walker and Leksi Macan both went 4 for 4 to highlight the Indians' 18-hit attack. Bell doubled four times before she homered in the fifth inning. Her courtesy runner, Hannah Barga, tagged up and took second on a popup to the catcher then scored on a two-out single into center by Mallory George.
Alyssa Romary, Dallas Drakulich, Jessica Romero and Michelle Zehr added two hits apiece. Kaitlyn Czajkowski, Payton Robinson and Chaselyn Preston all drove in two runs.
The Scots got a triple and two singles from Savannah Fitzpatrick in the game, while Mattie Ruehrmund added a triple.
The loss drops Seguin's record to 6-14-1 overall and 2-4 in District 26-5A.
East Central pitcher Abby Ray finally closed a complete-game win by inducing a ground ball to second base. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.