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Softball to Play First Home League Game

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The Pittsburg State softball team will play its MIAA home opener on Wednesday (March 19) in a doubleheader with Lincoln beginning at 4 p.m.

Pitt State is 11-8 overall and 0-4 in MIAA play, while the Blue Tigers are 2-15 overall and 0-6 in the league. Both teams have conference losses to Northeastern State and Central Oklahoma. Lincoln also has two losses to Lindenwood.

Lincoln has two players hitting over .300 for the season, led by Sam kircher with a .325 average. Kircher also leads the team with 14 RBI and five home runs. Allyson Corry leads the team in runs with seven. Shantae Duren hits .318 and leads the team with 14 hits and four doubles. The Blue Tigers hit .203 as a team and averages 1.5 runs per game.

Lincoln's pitching staff has a 9.02 ERA, allows opponents a .403 batting average and 8.4 runs per game. Alyssa Laudwig has a 1-8 record, while Jessica Cook has a 1-7 record.

The Gorillas hit .302 as a team and scores an average of six runs per game.

Four Pitt State players hit at .300 or better, led by Tiffany Brown wirh a .474 batting average. Brown leads the team in hits (27), runs (23), home runs (12), walks (15) and RBI (32). McKenzie Rynard adds a .386 average and she leads the team in doubles with five. Brenna George hits .348 and is just behind Brown in runs scored with 20. She leads the team in stolen bases with eight. Bailey Letts rounds out players hitting over .300 with a .306 average.

The Pitt State pitching staff has a 3.02 ERA and holds opponents to a .276 batting average. Samantha Grove leads the group with a 2.22 ERA and a 7-2 record in 66.1 innings pitched. Haleigh Sills has a 3.64 ERA and a 3-4 record in 42.1 innings. 
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