Softball first win, first loss

From Staff Reports

On Feb. 15, Missouri Southern’s softball team competed in its first two games against Northeastern State University with 130 people in attendance.

In the first game, the Lions were able to go away from the field with a win of 3-0.

It was in the first inning in which Southern scored the majority of their points.

Mary Barrow, senior catcher, was able to score a homer, and Jamie Blalock, freshman second baseman, scored the second point for the inning.

Blalock would score the third point in the sixth inning when she was able to make it to base after being hit by a wild pitch.

She advanced to second base after a throwing error by NSU.

The Lady Reds would have a total of five hits; however, none of the players would be able to make it home.

In their second game against NSU on the same day, the Lions were defeated 2-0.

In the first inning, Trish Master, junior centerfielder, and Alese Woolard, senior shortstop, were both able to make it on base.

However, they would be left on base after a third out was made when Racheal Bowen, sophomore first baseman, grounded out to the Lady Red’s senior pitcher, Lacie O’Dell.

J.T. Taylor, freshman right fielder, would triple to right center in the fifth inning. In the sixth inning, Master would single to second base and Woolard would bunt.

At the end of the inning, Master would be left on third base after Bowen would ground out to second base.

The Southern Lions would have a total of five hits, and the Lady Reds would have a total of seven.

Southern’s next games will be on Friday and Saturday during the Central Arkansas Spring Clash in Conway, Ark.

They will compete against University of Arkansas-Monticello, Southern Arkansas University, Central Arkansas University and Ouachita Baptist University.