Softball wins in extra innings sweeping Lindenwood
St. Charles, Mo. - With a clutch single up the middle by Brooklyn Farrell in the top of the tenth inning, the Missouri Southern softball team would hold on for a 3-2 victory in game two clinching a sweep in their MIAA double-header this afternoon over the Lindenwood Lady Lions. Taking game two by a final of 3-2 in ten innings, the Lions would win game one 12-0 in five innings.
With the pair of wins, the Lions improve to 17-13, 4-4 in the MIAA on the year, surpassing last year's win total of 16.
After scoring twelve runs on twelve hits in game one, the Lions' were unable to get on the board until the top of the seventh inning of game two as Lindenwood would score a pair of runs in the first two innings to take a 2-0 lead into the seventh. Loading the bases for second baseman Rachel Harding, she would hit a two-run single to right field driving home Shelby Romines and Dawn Grass to tie the game at two.
The Lions would hold Lindenwood to only two hits over the next three innings as neither team would score until the top of the tenth when Farrell would come through with the eventual game-winner for the Lions driving in Chloe Brown from second base after she started the inning there.
Sarah Williams would pitch all 10 innings for the Lions in game two holding Lindenwood to eight hits and only two earned runs while striking out four picking up her fourth win of the year.
Game one would be an offensive explosion for the Lions as they would score a pair of runs in the first and second innings before exploding for eight runs in the fourth inning. Scoring 12 runs on 12 hits, the Lions would be led by the top three in their lineup as Alana Hester and Farrell would each go 3-for-4 from the plate, while Romines would go 4-for-4 with a double. The eight run fourth inning would include six hits, including a two-run home run by Farrell.
Haley Kinnison would pick up her sixth win of the year shutting out the Lions holding Lindenwood to two hits while striking out seven facing only 19 batters.
The Lions return to action at home on Friday when they host a double-header vs. Missouri Western at 4 p.m. at Lea Kungle Field.