CMU Softball splits with MidAmerica Nazarene

7 years 5 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.

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