Lady Trojans Sweep Culver-Stockton
Thursday, March 24, 2011
by Jordan Argo
Hannibal, MO – The Lady Trojans took two games from Culver-Stockton College Wednesday to improve its overall record to 12-11.
HLGU fell behind in the third inning of game one after Kachina Hudson gave up a RBI single to shallow centerfield. The run was the only one given up by Hudson as she finished the game with only three hits allowed and eight strikeouts.
The Trojans first run came on a defensive indifference in the bottom of the fourth. Sarah Nardi crossed home plate after Culver-Stockton tried to throw out Erin Jeffries stealing second base. The lone run was all the ladies could manufacture in the fourth.
In the fifth, the Lady Trojans found some more life in its bats as three more runs came across the plate. Jennifer Ogden’s RBI single to shallow centerfield gave the Trojans a 2-1 lead while Megan Skinner highlighted the inning by bringing in two more runs for the ladies with a double to right centerfield.
The ladies scored three more runs in the sixth and Hudson finished off the Wildcats in the seventh with three strikeouts to give the Trojans a 7-1 victory.
Jordan Hawker was given the start in the circle for the Trojans in game two. Hawker shutout the Wildcats for the first three innings before allowing a run in the fourth and another in the fifth. Overall, Hawker only allowed two runs on seven hits to earn the win.
HLGU got off to a fast start in game two with three runs in the first inning and two more in the second. After being blanked in the third frame the Trojans broke things wide open with an 11 run fourth inning.
The Trojans fourth inning was full of Wildcat mishaps but, in the midst of Culver-Stockton’s six errors, the ladies provided its fans with some quality hits. With four runs already in, Kayla Wray smacked a double into deep centerfield to bring in two more runs for the Trojans. Wray was later brought in by another deep double to centerfield by Rachel Hughes. Not to be outdone, Marissa Foreman brought in the 10th and 11th runs of the inning with a single to center.
The 16-2 victory brought the Trojans record over the .500 mark and gave the ladies some momentum going into this weekend’s road contests at Iowa Wesleyan College and Ashford University. HLGU will be back home to face William Woods University on March 31 with the first pitched scheduled at 2:00 p.m.
Contact InformationCarolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations