Tiger softball splits with NSU
Fort Hays State Softball break up a couple of MIAA video games with Northeastern State on Monday. The Tigers held on for a 4-three win inside the first sport earlier than falling with the aid of a score of nine-four within the 2nd contest. FHSU is now 13-12 ordinary, 6-4 in the MIAA, whilst NSU moved to 20-thirteen average, eight-2 inside the MIAA.
Game 1: Fort Hays State four, Northeastern State three
Fort Hays State rallied two times for the lead and then hung on overdue for a four-3 win. Trailing NSU 1-zero after an inning, FHSU scored twice in the 0.33 to take the lead for the first time, 2-1. NSU took the lead lower back, three-2, with a pair of runs in the pinnacle of the fifth; however, FHSU answered with a pair inside the backside half to create the final gain of 4-3. The Tigers tied the sport within the 1/3 at 1-1 when Jeni Mohr and Katie Adler used some crafty baserunning after the RiverHawks recorded an out at 2nd base. Adler, who positioned the ball in play, rounded first base after becoming without problems safe in the beginning. The pitcher attempted to play on her at 2d, but Mohr came in to attain from third base, moving into beneath a tag. Grace Philip then drove in Adler from second with an RBI unmarried up the center.
Northeastern State tied the game with a -out RBI unmarried inside the fifth by Alyssia Crick; she moved up to second at the throw home, and then a muffed throw allowed her to move to 0.33. She then got here to attain an RBI unmarried by Madison Boyd as NSU took the lead back with an unearned run. Philip, Sara Breckbill, and Bailey Boxberger, who all finished with hits in the sport, rallied the Tigers returned in the backside of the fifth with three instantly singles. Boxberger’s RBI single to proper area tied the sport. Elise Capra, accompanied by a sacrifice fly RBI to center field, placed the Tigers in the front for precise even though they had to get through a couple of excessive-stress situations in the 6th and 7th.
A pair of walks with the aid of NSU to open the 6th caused runners at 2d and 0.33 with just one out. Hailey Chapman relieved starter Michaelanne Nelson after the pair of walks and got out of the jam with a pair of strikeouts. In the seventh, Chapman worked around a unmarried after which fielding errors put runners in the beginning and 2nd. Then, she got a nasty pop as much as stop the sport. Nelson moved to five-6 with the win, permitting 3 runs (two earned) on four hits and walks. She struck out 5. Chapman picked up a two-inning save, striking out three with one hit allowed. It was her first shop of the season. Gail Young took the loss for NSU, permitting four runs ( earned) on 8 hits with a strikeout in her whole-recreation effort.
Game 2: Northeastern State 9, Fort Hays State four
Northeastern State reversed roles in the 2nd sport, earning a comeback win after falling down early 2-zero. NSU plated runs in 5 directly innings, from the second thru the sixth, to earn the split. FHSU took a 2-0 lead within the first inning, installing again-to-returned singles with the aid of Katie Adler and Grace Philip. Sara Breckbill delivered in Adler on a sacrifice fly RBI, then Bailey Boxberger had an RBI single up the middle. The RiverHawks benefitted from an error in the 2nd to get the game tied. After a leadoff single finally become a run, an error helped extend the inning, and Alyssia Crick tied the game with an RBI single. Another error inside the third led to 2 of 3 runs within the inning unearned as NSU took a 5-2 lead.
The Tigers got off the runs again within the backside of the third with an RBI unmarried through Breckbill and then a run-scoring on a throwing mistake by the RiverHawks, lowering the lead to five-four. However, that become as close as they would get as a solo homer inside the fourth, and RBI unmarried in the 5th pushed the lead returned out to 3 for NSU. The RiverHawks introduced on a couple of runs inside the sixth to create even more distance.
Northeastern State starter Sydney Balderrama settled in after four runs (3 earned) in the first three innings. She retired the last 12 Tiger batters of the sport, going wonderful over the fourth through 7th innings in a whole-game win. She allowed six hits and struck out 4. Hailey Chapman allowed six runs (3 earned) in 4 innings pitched. She surrendered eight hits and walked one whilst striking out four. Michaelanne Nelson allowed three runs in three innings of comfort, giving up four hits and two walks with 4 strikeouts.