Maryville, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern softball team dropped their opening games today at the second MIAA Crossover, falling 4-3 to Northwest Missouri and 11-3 to Washburn.
Northwest (18-16) scored four runs in the sixth with the big blast coming on a home run from Erin Leslie.
Southern scored two runs in the first of game two against Washburn (21-15) on RBIs from Angie Turner and Grass. The Lady Blues, however, answered back with seven unanswered runs over the next three innings, before an RBI ground out from Lauren Hasty gave the Lions another run.
Washburn scored three in the fourth and one in the fifth to end the game.
The Lions will be back in action tomorrow with games against Truman, Fort Hays and Nebraska-Omaha.