CMU Softball splits with MidAmerica Nazarene

6 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, April 06 2013 Apr 6, 2013 Saturday, April 06, 2013 9:24:08 PM CDT April 06, 2013 in Sports

OLATHE, KAN. -- Central Methodist and MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) split a Heart of America Athletic Conference softball doubleheader Saturday at Williams Field. The Eagles won the first game 8-5 before falling in the second 7-1.

Central Methodist (15-10-1, 5-1 HAAC) stretched its season-high win streak to nine games in the first contest of the day. The Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the third, starting with Jacqui Cappuccilli's RBI single which plated Erika Reinagel. Mary Kate Townley later scored on a Lauren Geringer RBI walk before Shelby Pohlman crossed home on Megan Robbins' RBI single.

After MidAmerica Nazarene (16-10, 4-2 HAAC) scored two runs in the bottom of the third to cut their deficit to one, Melanie Wilmsmeyer answered for Central Methodist with a two-run blast to left in the fifth. The homerun was her fourth of the season, making the score 5-2. The Pioneers plated one run in the bottom of the frame, trimming the margin to two runs.

Central Methodist again answered, this time with a three-run sixth inning. Cappuccilli hit a RBI double before later scoring on an error to put the Eagles ahead by four. Another Pioneer error proved costly, allowing Geringer to cross home and make the score 8-3.

An Adriana ASANO two-run homer in the seventh got the Pioneers within three runs, but Central Methodist's Aubrey Utley, making only her second relief appearance of the season, induced the final two outs to end the threat.

With the win, Central Methodist coach Pat Reardon took sole possession of 14th all-time in the NAIA with 540 for his career.

Cappuccili was 3-for-4 at the plate.

Bri Ford (6-3) picked up the game-one win in the circle, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits to go along with five strikeouts in four and one-third innings. Utley recorded her first save with two and two-third innings of relief, surrendering two earned runs on three hits.

Pitcher Kayla Harris (6-6) took the loss, allowing two earned runs on two hits in two and one-third innings.

MidAmerica Nazarene grabbed a 5-0 lead through the first five innings of game two before Central Methodist got on the scoreboard. Geringer took the first pitch of her at-bat deep to left field for her third jack of 2013. However, the Eagles would get no closer, as the Pioneers would add two runs in the bottom half-inning for the final margin.

Pohlman was 2-for-3 at the plate in game two.

Taylor Pearcy (6-2) got the win in game two in the circle, giving up one earned run and scattering six hits over six innings.

Utley (8-4) suffered the defeat, surrendering seven earned runs on 13 hits in five and two-third innings.

Central Methodist travels to Benedictine (Kan.) for a doubleheader on Sunday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. CT.

More News

Grid
List
BRUNSWICK - After a year of record-breaking flooding, neighbors in Brunswick hope they don't see a repeat this summer. ... More >>
13 hours ago Sunday, February 23 2020 Feb 23, 2020 Sunday, February 23, 2020 8:22:00 PM CST February 23, 2020 in News
LINN - A lot of the times it's hard to know the affect you'll have on someone until after it's... More >>
14 hours ago Sunday, February 23 2020 Feb 23, 2020 Sunday, February 23, 2020 7:08:00 PM CST February 23, 2020 in Sports
BOONVILLE — Community members in Boonville gathered Sunday in support of moving the Boonslick Regional Library (BRL) Cooper County Branch... More >>
15 hours ago Sunday, February 23 2020 Feb 23, 2020 Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:15:00 PM CST February 23, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) will celebrate the 150th anniversary of... More >>
16 hours ago Sunday, February 23 2020 Feb 23, 2020 Sunday, February 23, 2020 5:23:00 PM CST February 23, 2020 in News
AP — State attorneys general are finding a national settlement over the toll of opioids to be elusive, as some... More >>
22 hours ago Sunday, February 23 2020 Feb 23, 2020 Sunday, February 23, 2020 11:17:32 AM CST February 23, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Dozens of boy scouts and girl scouts showed up for water safety event at Hickman High School Sunday... More >>
23 hours ago Sunday, February 23 2020 Feb 23, 2020 Sunday, February 23, 2020 10:34:00 AM CST February 23, 2020 in News
SEDALIA — A 49-year-old man was taken to the University of Missouri hospital via air ambulance after sustaining a gunshot... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, February 23 2020 Feb 23, 2020 Sunday, February 23, 2020 9:25:40 AM CST February 23, 2020 in News
FULTON - Police arrested a 44 year old Fulton man after he attempted to unlawfully enter a home twice, assaulted... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, February 23 2020 Feb 23, 2020 Sunday, February 23, 2020 6:10:00 AM CST February 23, 2020 in News
SEDALIA- Police officers in Sedalia responded to a report of a man lying in the roadway near the 700 block... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 22 2020 Feb 22, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:01:00 PM CST February 22, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Dozens of MU students gathered to raise money for cancer research Saturday. Mizzou's Relay for Life raised... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 22 2020 Feb 22, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 6:41:00 PM CST February 22, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Police arrested three people after a Saturday afternoon robbery led to a car chase, according to a... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 22 2020 Feb 22, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 5:46:00 PM CST February 22, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri voters legalized medical marijuana in 2018, but some lawmakers are worried about what that could... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 22 2020 Feb 22, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:53:00 PM CST February 22, 2020 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri may have shed its unwanted image as the meth lab capital of the U.S.,... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 22 2020 Feb 22, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:21:00 PM CST February 22, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia is getting a break from winter weather this weekend and many residents are taking advantage of it.... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 22 2020 Feb 22, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:21:00 PM CST February 22, 2020 in News
REEDS SPRING, Mo. – Students in the Reeds Spring School District will begin a four-day school week next school... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 22 2020 Feb 22, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:11:55 PM CST February 22, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
COLUMBIA – Several First Ward neighborhood associations hosted a town hall forum Saturday with city council candidates to discuss housing,... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 22 2020 Feb 22, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 4:07:00 PM CST February 22, 2020 in News
Black LGBTQ youth are less likely to receive mental health... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 22 2020 Feb 22, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 3:51:00 PM CST February 22, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
COLUMBIA — In an effort to contain the novel coronavirus, the Chinese government has canceled a number of exams this... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, February 22 2020 Feb 22, 2020 Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:56:57 PM CST February 22, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 44°
10am 44°
11am 44°
12pm 45°
1pm 45°