Lady Viking Softball Splits with William Woods
Marshall, Mo.- The Missouri Valley College Softball team hosted William Woods University in a non-conference double header Sunday afternoon. The Lady Vikings are coming off another split game day with Benedictine Saturday. In game one MVC found struggled to get hits and lost 2-0 and in game two were able to rally back and win 2-1.
In game one Junior Kayla Mochizuki (Oxnard, Calif.) had the Lady Vikings only hit in the game. MVC batters struck out ten times and only had four base runners. The Lady Owls scored their only two runs in the second and third innings to win game one 2-0.
In game two the Lady Vikings were able to produce hits. Williams Woods struck first in the first inning making the score 1-0, but the Lady Vikings had an answer in the third inning to tie the game 1-1. In the seventh inning Junior Janelle Garcia (Ventura, Calif.) doubled to give the Lady Vikings a base runner in scoring position. Garcia advanced to third on Sophomore Lisa Luna (Anaheim, Calif.) sacrifice bunt, and Junior Priscilla Garcia (Oxnard, Calif.) singled to score Garcia for the 2-1 win. From the plate J. Garcia went 1 for 3 with a double, while P. Garcia went 2 for 4 with two RBI's, and Sophomore Megan Fansher (Independence, Mo.) went 2 for 4.
The Lady Vikings move to 10-8 overall and remain 4-3 in the HAAC, while William Woods moves to 10-12 overall. MVC will be in action again Wednesday when they travel to Peru, Nebraska to take on Peru State in a conference double header. Game times are set for 3pm and 5pm.