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MIAA softball gears up for season's start

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Over the next two weeks the majority of the MIAA softball teams will take to the field for the first time this season. 



Upcoming MIAA Previews:
Central Missouri  starts things off in Arkansas
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
2014 Team Stats: Batting Average .318, ERA 3.55
Central Missouri will start things off on Feb. 13 on the road in Bentonville, Ark. The top returner in the circle for the Jennies is Jakki Prater who was 15-12 with a 3.17 earned run average and 73 strikeouts. She also led the team at the plate hitting .361 with 21 home runs and 60 runs driven in.

Central Oklahoma heads to NFCA Leadoff Classic
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
2014 Team Stats: Batting Average .335, ERA 2.15
Central Oklahoma will travel to Arizona for six games in the NFCA Leadoff Classic. Nicole Brady is the leading returner in the circle for the Bronchos after going 9-3 with a 2.86 earned run average last season. At the plate Ally Dziadula hit .378 with six home runs and 56 runs batted in and Brooke Zukerman hit .331 with ten home runs and 56 runs scored.

#18 Emporia State travels to Arkansas
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
2014 Team Stats: Batting Average .313, ERA 2.72
#18 Emporia State will be on the road in Bentonville, Ark. starting Feb. 13 as they open the season with six games. In the circle the Hornets return Kaitlyn Caston who was 36-9 with a 2.31 earned run average and 123 strikeouts. At the plate Stephanie Goodwin hit .416 with eight home runs and 55 runs scored and Jessica Gragg hit .373 with 12 home runs and 62 RBI.

Fort Hays State also heads for Arkansas
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
2014 Team Stats: Batting Average .297, ERA 3.23
Fort Hays State will join several MIAA teams Feb. 13 in Arkansas. In the circle the Tigers return Paxton Duran who was 17-9 with a 3.20 earned run average. At the plate Courtney Dobson hit .346 with two home runs and 28 runs scored and driven in.

Lincoln heads for Arkadelphia
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
2014 Team Stats: Batting Average .230, ERA 8.12 
Lincoln heads to the Ronnie Hawkins Invite in Arkadelphia, Ark. on Feb. 6.  The Blue Tigers will look to somebody new in the circle this season. At the plate they return Sam Kircher who hit .370 with ten home runs and 22 runs driven in last season.

Lindenwood plays 12 in first weeks
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
2014 Team Stats: Batting Average .281, ERA 3.98
Lindenwood will hit the road to Florida for six games on Feb. 6-8 and then join other MIAA teams in Bentonville, Ark. In the circle Kendall Ryndak went 10-13 with a 2.59 earned run average. At the plate Hannh Braun hit .345 and stole a team best 21 bases.

Missouri Southern heads to Arkansas for first two weekends
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
2014 Team Stats: Batting Average .284, ERA 6.21
Missouri Southern will be in Arkadephia Feb. 7-8 and Bentonville, Ark. Feb. 13-15. In the circle for the Lions Sarah Williams returns after going 6-15 with a 6.93 earned run average. At the plate Michala Wood hit .292 with two home runs and 26 runs driven in.

Missouri Western plays ten in Arkansas 
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
2014 Team Stats: Batting Average .298, ERA 2.17
Missouri Western will play four in Arkadelphia and then six in Bentonville, Ark. In the circle for the Griffons Janie Smith returns after going 13-8 with a 3.68 earned run average. At the plate Tiffany Gillaspy hit .390 with 13 home runs and 60 runs driven in.

Nebraska-Kearney heads for Bentonville
Record:  0-0, 0-0 MIAA
2014 Team Stats: Batting Average .277, ERA 5.22
Nebraska-Kearney will be on the road in Bentonville, Ark. Feb. 13-15 for six games. The Lopers will look to someone new in the circle this season. At the plate Kate Ruwe hit .384 with four home runs and 31 runs driven in.

Northeastern State hits the road
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
2014 Team Stats: Batting Average .261, ERA 4.17
Northeastern State will play four in Texas followed by six in Arkansas. In the circle for the RiverHawks Kayce Wooldridge was 17-14 with a 2.87 earned run average. At the plate Alyssa Aguilar hit .349 with six home runs and 48 runs driven in.

Northwest Missouri joins others in Arkansas
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
2014 Team Stats: Batting Average .300, ERA 4.50
Northwest Missouri will be in Bentonville with several other MIAA teams. In the circle for the Bearcats Sarah Baldwin went 10-10 with a 3.97 earned run average. At the plate Stephanie Mark hit .380 with 12 home runs and 59 runs driven in.

Pittsburg State heads for Arkansas
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
Team Stats:  Batting Average .325, ERA 3.44
Pittsburg State will be in Bentonville, Ark. Feb. 13-15.  The Gorillas will look to someone new in the circle. At the plate McKenzie Rynard hit .436 with 17 home runs and 56 runs driven in.

Southwest Baptist starts things out in Florida
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
2014 Team Stats: Batting Average .237, ERA 3.89
Southwest Baptist will be in Florida before playing a few in Arkansas. In the circle for the Bearcats Kyra Parker was 9-13 with a 3.39 earned run average last year. At the plate Caitlyn Cooner hit .319 with eight home runs and 32 runs driven in.

Washburn heads for Oklahoma
Record: 0-0, 0-0 MIAA
2014 Team Stats: Batting Average .300, ERA 5.30
Washburn will be in Oklahoma both of the season opening weekends. In the circle for the Ichabods Samantha Carson was 9-4 with a 4.61 earned run average. At the plate Marina Quimby hit .396 with 33 runs scored and Lauren Thimmesch hit 15 home runs. 

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