Cougar Softball Advances with Sweep of Missouri Baptist

3 years 1 month 1 day ago April 29, 2013 Apr 29, 2013 Monday, April 29 2013 Monday, April 29, 2013 9:15:00 PM CDT in Sports

COLUMBIA - The Cougar Softball team swept a doubleheader with Missouri Baptist University on Monday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the American Midwest Conference (AMC) Tournament, winning game one 3-1 and game two 7-2. Columbia, the tournament's No. 3 seed, improves to 21-16 overall with the two victories and advances to Thursday's tournament semifinals.

The Cougars picked up an early run in the first inning of game one as Kristin Eiken singled with one out and came around to a score on a base hit to left field by Marli Hayes. Columbia starting pitcher Tiffany Urwiler worked out of a bases loaded jam in the top of second and held the Spartans scoreless until the fifth inning, when Missouri Baptist would even the score at 1-1.

Freshman Amber Boehme relieved Urwiler with one out in the frame and recorded back-to-back strikeouts with the bases loaded to keep the score tied. The Cougars answered in the bottom of the fifth as Jessica Hardy delivered a two-run single with the bases loaded and two outs to put Columbia back in front, 3-1. The Spartans loaded the bases once again with one out in the top half of the sixth inning, but a key double play started by Jamie Holmes got the Cougars out of the inning unscathed. Boehme was able to retire the Missouri Baptist hitters in order in the top of the seventh to close out the victory and pick up her first save of the season.

Urwiler picked up her fifth victory of the season after allowing a run on six hits in 4.1 innings of work. Boehme allowed two hits and notched five strikeouts in her 2.2 innings in the circle. Hayes had two of Columbia's seven hits in the contest and Hardy finished with a team-high two RBI to lead the Cougar offense.

In game two, Columbia took another early lead in the top of the first as Holmes walked to lead off the inning and Eiken followed with an RBI triple to left-center. That lead would be short-lived as the Spartans put up two runs in the bottom of the frame to grab a 2-1 advantage after an inning of play. The Cougars regained the lead in the top of the second on a two-run double by Holmes with two outs followed by an RBI single by Eiken to make the score 4-2.

Columbia added a run in the third inning and another in the fourth as Eiken connected on her fourth home run of the year to give the Cougars a 6-2 lead. Columbia would tack on another run in the sixth and hold Missouri Baptist over the final two innings to cap off the doubleheader sweep.

Boehme earned the complete game victory in the second game, allowing two runs on six hits to go along with five strikeouts. The Cougar offense totaled 12 hits for the game, led by three hits and three RBI from Eiken. Whitni Howell, Chelsie Crain, and Karina Veit each contributed two hits in the contest as well.

Prior to game time, Columbia honored members of the AMC All-Academic team. The Cougars were represented by Taylor Atwood, Lauren Berkbuegler, Kaylee Brueggeman, Kristyn Caldwell, Chelsie Crain, Kristin Eiken, Marli Hayes, Jamie Holmes, Whitni Howell, Maria Imhoff, Kelsey Jacques, Taylor Richter, Hanna Taylor, Brittany Tjarks, and Tiffany Urwiler.

Columbia will return to action in the AMC Tournament on Thursday, May 2nd when they take on No. 2 seed Park (Mo.) University in bracket play starting at noon. After the top four seeds in the tournament won their quarterfinal contests, they will enter a double-elimination bracket that with all games taking place at Antimi Softball Complex in Columbia.

More News

Grid
List
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southwest Missouri woman has been ordered to spend seven years and three months in federal prison... More >>
23 minutes ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 4:27:30 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – The Heart of Missouri United Way has invest money in 16 local programs that are addressing local poverty.... More >>
1 hour ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 3:37:00 PM CDT in News
WILLIAMSBURG – Employees at a country store discovered a historical video of Fulton. Workers at Crane’s Store found a... More >>
1 hour ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 3:32:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is pushing a bill she says is aimed at helping World War... More >>
1 hour ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:57:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Saint Louis University officials say its law school is trying to redefine itself after moving locations,... More >>
2 hours ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:43:04 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bond has been set at $1 million for a former St. Louis police officer charged with... More >>
2 hours ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:38:31 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force arrested Jeremy Rogers, 40, for attempted sexual exploitation of... More >>
2 hours ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:24:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri hired a new vice chancellor of extension and engagement. Marshall Stewart, current director of... More >>
3 hours ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 1:16:00 PM CDT in News
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman who posted nude photos of a 15-year-old girl on Facebook has been sentenced... More >>
4 hours ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:30:13 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri is introducing a new program training primary care providers in high quality care for... More >>
4 hours ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:22:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – Convenience may outweigh the cost of expensive hospital bills when choosing care at an emergency room for non-emergencies.... More >>
4 hours ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 11:59:00 AM CDT in News
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Cape Girardeau apparently hit the jackpot when it bet on opening a casino. City... More >>
7 hours ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:47:50 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - I think many of us immediately think of the military when we hear someone referring to PTSD. We... More >>
8 hours ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 8:15:00 AM CDT in News
BOONE COUNTY - Repairs to U.S. Highway 63 were expected to be underway Tuesday night in Prathersville. The repairs... More >>
16 hours ago May 31, 2016 May 31, 2016 Tuesday, May 31 2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:06:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Dryer’s Shoe Store is one of Columbia's oldest downtown retailers, and it is running a shoe drive to... More >>
18 hours ago May 30, 2016 May 30, 2016 Monday, May 30 2016 Monday, May 30, 2016 10:13:00 PM CDT in News
GLASGOW- The Missouri River was more than six feet above flood stage levels in Glasgow Monday afternoon. The entire... More >>
21 hours ago May 30, 2016 May 30, 2016 Monday, May 30 2016 Monday, May 30, 2016 7:37:00 PM CDT in News
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The Missouri State Highway Patrol tested new extended Water Patrol shifts this Memorial Day weekend.... More >>
21 hours ago May 30, 2016 May 30, 2016 Monday, May 30 2016 Monday, May 30, 2016 7:01:00 PM CDT in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis' police chief is calling the city's judges too lenient with defendants in alleged gun... More >>
23 hours ago May 30, 2016 May 30, 2016 Monday, May 30 2016 Monday, May 30, 2016 5:25:00 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 80°
5pm 81°
6pm 81°
7pm 79°
8pm 75°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

4:00p
Dr. Phil
5:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 5
5:30p
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
4:30p
The Cleveland Show
5:00p
American Dad!
5:30p
American Dad!

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
America's Got Talent
9:00p
Maya & Marty
7:00p
The Flash
8:00p
Containment
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld