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COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Missouri Southern splits with Rogers State

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The Missouri Southern softball program split the double-header 5-3, 7-1 against #22 Rogers State today inside the Pat Lipira Softball Complex.

Southern (17-12-1, 8-5-1 MIAA) scored the first run of the game in the first inning on a Makaila Leonhart delayed steal home, before adding another in the second to lead after two innings 2-1.

Kara Amos hit a two-RBI double to centerfield scoring Adrianna Young and Josie Tofpi in the third inning stretching out the Lion led to 4-1. Rogers State (21-11, 10-6 MIAA) responded with two runs in the top of the fourth inning closing the lead to 4-3.

Tofpi sealed the Lion win with a bunt single scoring Yazmin Vargas who had singled, stole second base and advanced to third off a Makaila Leonhart single in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Amos finished 2-of-3 with two RBIs, Tofpi went 3-of-4 with an RBI and Leonhart went 2-of-4 with two steals. In the circle Bailey Lacy picked up her sixth win of the season pitching 3.2 inning in relief striking out three Hillcats.

Game two began with the Hillcats getting three runs in the first two innings before being held scoreless until the sixth inning, scoring once in the sixth and adding three in the seventh.

Southern got on the board in the seventh off an Amos RBI double scoring Young who singled to begin the inning from first.

Amos and Young went 2-of-3 and Young stole a base. Lacy pitched in relief again pitching 5.1 innings striking out four in the 7-1 loss.

Up next for the Lions is the final road double-headers of the regular season. First traveling to Warrensburg to take on the Jennies of Central Missouri Friday April 16thand then Jefferson City Saturday April 17th. First pitch Friday is set for 3 p.m, and on Saturday at 12 p.m.


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