Jennies sweep Truman in MIAA doubleheader

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Jennies Softball picked up a key MIAA doubleheader sweep against the Truman Bulldogs (18-10, 6-6 MIAA) Friday afternoon at the South Recreation Complex, winning game one 5-3 and game two 3-2.
With the win, the Jennies move to 17-15 overall and 7-7 in MIAA conference play.
Alex Groeger provided the early spark for the Jennies in game one, blasting a double to right field in the bottom of the first to give the home team an early 2-0 lead.
The Bulldogs fought back in the top of the second though, plating three runs on home runs from Meredith Kusky and Andrea Klipsch to take a 3-2 advantage.
Central Missouri regained the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth, plating three runs. The Jennies first run of the inning came after Jakki Prater crossed home plate on a Truman throwing error. Medora West then belted what proved to be the game-winning single to centerfield, scoring two runs.
The Jennies outhit the Bulldogs 10-6 in game one, with each team committing one error.
Jakki Prater pitched her team-high tenth complete game, going the full seven innings, striking out five Bulldogs for the win to improve her record in the circle to 8-4. Hannah Washburn took the loss for Truman.
Game two saw the Bulldogs take an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a single from Liz Leath before the Jennies stormed back in the bottom half of the inning to take a 2-1 lead on back-to-back singles from Groeger and Ashlea Bengtson.
Truman tied the game up the top of the second after Laura Miller homered to deep centerfield but Central Missouri quickly reclaimed a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the third on Groeger’s sacrifice fly to center.
The Jennies would maintain the 3-2 advantage the final four innings to secure the victory.
The Bulldogs outhit the Jennies in the second game 5-4 but committed four errors compared to only one for the home team.
Katie Shockley moved her record to 4-4 overall, pitching 3.1 innings in relief, retiring two batters and not allowing a walk. The Bulldogs’ Kindra Henze took the loss.
Groeger finished the day with a team-high four RBIs on 3-5 hitting.
The Jennies will conclude their eight game home stand at the South Recreation Complex on Saturday afternoon, with an MIAA doubleheader against Lindenwood beginning at 1 p.m.