Softball drops two at home to Winona

The team lost two games at Bowyer Field Wednesday night, move to 18-12 on the year

Jenna Peterson
Staff Writer

The Minnesota State Maverick softball team struggled with their first home games against the Winona State University Warriors on Wednesday, dropping both of their home games at Bowyer Field. 

The first game had a slow start with no runs until the top of the fourth inning. 

The Warriors had the first run of the game after first baseman Alexis Kelsey scored during the inning and continued in the fifth inning with left fielder Carly Kordich.

The Mavericks were still held at zero and the Warriors kept pushing through. 

In the sixth inning they brought in a total of three more runs by Makenna McCarthy, Kordich, and second baseman Jen Giesey. 

In the seventh and last inning, Maverick senior catcher Cori Kennedy scored and gave the Mavericks a run. 

The Mavericks failed to make a comeback in this matchup, losing the game to the Warriors by a score of 5-1.

The second game was much like the first, but the Mavericks help the Warriors from scoring even more. 

In the first inning, Warrior center fielder Katie Kolb was the only run to come in. 

The Mavericks caught up in the third inning, where senior left fielder McKenzie Paap scored off of a double hit by Kennedy. 

The last two runs of the game came in the fifth inning by Warrior short stop Lani Van Zyl and catcher Alison Nowak, after Zyl hit a home run to dead center field. 

The Mavericks proved to be the worse team once again, as the Warriors came away in this matchup by a score of 3-1.

The Maverick softball team moves their record to 18-12 as they get set for their next set of home games Saturday, where they face off against the Augustana Vikings. The Mavericks, now losing five of their last eight games, look to bounce back this weekend in their own backyard.

Header photo courtesy of Keith Paap.

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