Missouri Western softball splits final two games at Hawaii-Hilo
The Missouri Western softball team split on the final day of the Hawaii-Hilo Round Robin. The Griffons beat UHH 10-2 in six innings in game one before falling 10-1 in five innings in game two. The Griffons fall go 11-5 on the season after going 4-2 in the round robin.
MWSU 10, Hawaii-Hilo 2 – 6 innings
The Griffons used the long ball in game one defeating the Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans 10-2 in a run rule game ending in the 6th inning. Jackie Bishop picked up her sixth victory of the season giving up just two hits while striking out four.
In the second inning Michelle Stevenson got the Griffons on the board hitting a grand slam putting MWSU up 4-0. The home run was her first of her career.
The Vulcans cut the lead in half in the top of the 4th when Colleen Aubrey reached on an error and then Emily Greene put one over the left center field fence cutting the Griffons lead to 4-2 after four and a half innings of play.
The Griffons responded in the bottom of the of the fourth scoring five runs with two outs. Gillaspy hit an RBI double, Maegan Roemmich hit an RBI single scoring Gillaspy then Kendall Sorensen blasted a three run homer giving MWSU the 9-2 lead after four. The homer was the first of the season and second of Sorensens career.
In the bottom of the sixth Gillaspy nailed her fifth homer of the season giving MWSU the victory.
The Griffons had 10 hits with Sarah Elliott going 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Stevenson and Gillaspy both had two hits.
Ashley Nelson picked up the loss for UHH going five innings giving up ten hits and ten earned runs. Rebecca Lee and Greene both had a hit for the Vulcans.
Western Oregon 10, MWSU 1 – 5 innings
In Game two the Griffons got off to a hot start scoring in the bottom of the first inning on a wild pitch by Western Oregon. From there it would be all Wolves as scoring 10 unanswered runs to get the victory.
The Griffons left the bases loaded in the third and fourth inning in the loss.
The Griffons had just four hits in the game with two coming from Gillaspy. Janie Smith falls to 5-2 on the season going just three innings giving up five hits and four earned runs.
The Wolves had 13 hits in the game with five players getting two hits in the game.
The Griffons return to action on Saturday, March 9th when they participate in the Missouri Southern Tournament. MWSU will take on Pittsburg State at 2:00 pm and Nebraska-Kearney at 4:00 pm.
— MWSU Sports Information —