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Softball Splits With Lindenwood

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The Pittsburg State softball team began its 18-game home stand with a doubleheader split with Lindenwood on Tuesday (April 1) afternoon at the PSU Softball Complex. Pitt State won game one, 5-1, before falling, 7-1 in game two.

The Gorillas tallied five hits in the first game, while the Gorilla pitchers were able to hold the Lions to just two hits. The Gorilla defense committed four errors, while the Lions had one.

Kylie Harpst earned the win for Pitt State to even her record at 4-4 on the season. She pitched 6.0 innings, giving up both hits and one run, which was not earned. Haleigh Sills finished the game and sat the Lions down in order in the seventh.

Pitt State scored in the top of the first. Brenna George drew a leadoff walk. She stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch. Tiffany Brown added a one-out walk and stole second to put two runners in scoring position for McKenzie Rynard. George used Rynard's RBI ground out to score the first run of the game.

The Gorillas added two more runs in the second. Kylie Guthier and Bailey Letts led off the inning with base hits. Devon McCreat reached on a fielder's choice that put Guthier out at third. Following the second out of the inning, George was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Cheslyn Mitchell scored Letts and McCreath with her two-RBI base hit to right for the 3-0 lead.

Two Pitt State errors to lead off the fourth and a sacrifice fly led to the Lions one run.

The Gorillas scored their final two runs on a Mitchell two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth.

The second game was a different game altogether. Lindenwood scored seven runs on 11 hits and two Pitt State errors, while the Gorillas were only able to plate one run on seven hits.

Five different players had hits for the Gorillas, two each from McCreath and Mitchell and one each from George, Brown and Jordan Bradshaw.

Mitchell started the Gorilla bats with a double down the left field line with one out in the first. Tiffany Brown moved her to third with a base hit deep in left side of the infield. Another Rynard ground out scored Mitchell for the only Pitt State run of the game.

Lindenwood tied the game in the third, then tacked on two more runs in the fourth. The Gorillas made a pitching change to start the fifth, but Lindenwood scored its final four runs in the top of the sixth.

Sam Grove took the loss for Pitt State, moving her record to 9-7 on the season. She pitched 4.0 innings, giving up three runs on five hits. She walked two batters and struck out three. Sills finished the game, throwing three innings and giving up four runs, three earned, on six hits. She struck out two batters and walked one.

Pitt State will take the field again on Friday (April 4) at 3 & 5 p.m. against nationally ranked Emporia State.
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