EMPORIA, Kan. -- Though they managed 11 hits through two games with the No. 14 Emporia State Lady Hornets, the Pittsburg State Softball team (9-33, 2-16 MIAA) lost both games of its final conference road doubleheader, 4-1 and 10-3.
In game one, Pitt State scored one run on five hits, while allowing four runs on seven hits and committing two errors.
Emporia State scored three runs in the bottom of the first on three hits and two hit batters.
Mannie DeCastro got the Gorillas on the board with a solo home run to lead off the top of the second.
Emporia State added its final run on three hits and an error in the bottom of the third.
The two teams held each other in check for the remaining four innings.
Tiffany Brown pitched the complete game in the loss for Pitt State.
Each team scored in each of the first three innings of game two. Pitt State was first on the board as Erin Eddy led off the game with a home run.
Emporia State answered in the bottom of the inning, also with a solo home run.
It was Brown's turn for a home run in the top of the second as she blasted the first of her career down the left field lone to give the Gorillas a 2-1 lead.
Emporia State tied the game again in the bottom of the inning, 2-2.
Pitt State gained the lead again in the top of the third. With two outs, Kreslee Ketcham hit a double to right center. She moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a DeCastro base hit.
The Lady Hornets took their first lead of the game with two runs in the bottom of the third, 4-3. Then used a six run fourth for the 10-3 lead.
Samantha Grove took the loss in the circle for the Gorillas.
PItt State plays a non-conference doubleheader against Drury in Springfield, Mo. on Wednesday at 4 p.m. before returning home to wrap up the 2011 season against Southwest Baptist and Central Missouri on Saturday and Sunday.
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