Logan Ball, 23 Sports

Friday, October 21 –

The Tigers hit the diamond Friday as the women faced a doubleheader against Central Methodist University and Crowder College.

In game one against CMU, the Tigers’ offense came out swinging. After scoring five runs in the first three innings alone, Missouri erupted for five runs in the fifth inning.

Freshman Parker Conrad hit the mound for the first time in her colligate career and was able to pick up the win. Conrad’s four innings resulted in one seldom hit, four strikeouts and no runs scored.

The rest of game one was given to sophomore Danielle Baumgartner. Baumgartner saw plenty of action last season and it was evident in her performance.

Seven strikeouts in three innings, alongside the impressive offense, easily took care of CMU 11-1.

Game two would not showcase as much offense for Missouri, but the pitching remained dominant.

The mound belonged to senior Cheyenne Baxter and for four innings she made sure Crowder knew it was hers. Baxter notched seven strikeouts came and allowed just three hits and one run.

Centerfielder Regan Nash hit the lone RBI for the Tigers in the seventh inning as Mizzou’s other three runs came off Crowder errors.

Pitchers dominated the game on both sides as no batter on either team racked up more than a single hit.

Missouri’s Madi Norman came on in relief of Baxter and finished the game with one walk and four strikeouts.

Both games were positive signs for a team that ended last year on a positive note.

Mizzou plays its final fall games Oct. 28 in another doubleheader, this time featuring Evangel University and Jefferson College.