Tigers Win Postponed Game Against Missouri State

Sunday, Mar. 4 –

After inclement weather forced the Tigers to postpone their game against Missouri State, the Tigers came back with a storm of their own, as they won 3-1 in Kansas City.

Bailey Erwin had a fantastic start for the Tigers as she pitched a complete game. Erwin did not allow a hit until the third inning and had two strikeouts. In her seven innings of work, Erwin allowed only five hits and one run, while walking zero batters.

The Missouri offense came out with a bang, scoring in the first three innings of the game. The Tigers used speed to score their first run. Ashley Fleming reached on a fielder’s choice, and her legs took care of the rest. Fleming stole second base, reached third on a fielder’s choice and put the Tigers on the scoreboard as she stole home. The Tigers managed to score without a hit in the first inning.

The Tigers used a more conventional technique to score in the second. Lindsey Muller started the rally with a double to right centerfield. Kayla Kingsley then singled to third and was able to advance to second on the throw, and Muller scored from second. The Tigers went up 2-0, and the offense wasn’t done yet.

Jenna Marston led off the third inning with a double down the leftfield line. Corrin Genovese followed with a sacrifice bunt, allowing Marston to advance to third. Fleming then hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield, bringing the Missouri lead to three runs.

Both pitchers then put on a clinic, neither of them allowing much on anything offensively. Neither team scored from the fourth inning until the seventh. In the seventh, Erwin began to wear down. The inning started with a bunt single, followed by an error by Genovese. Heather Duckworth then doubled to left centerfield, allowing the only Missouri State run to cross the plate.

The Tigers will finish off their doubleheader in Kansas City against University of Missouri-Kansas City at 5:00 on Sunday March 4.

– Tim Leible
Staff Writer