Following two walk-off wins against Emporia State Saturday, Jennies softball (22-12, 8-3 MIAA) traveled to Pittsburg State (19-22, 7-9 MIAA) for a midweek two-game series Tuesday in Pittsburg, Kansas.
The Jennies fell behind early in the first game after the Gorillas plated three runs on a double and single. Runs in the second and third inning got the Jennies within one run followed by a two-run home run off the bat of first baseman Hailey Crabtree in the fifth inning to put the Jennies ahead 4-3.
The Gorillas responded in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run homer of their own to retake the lead 5-4. Mackenzie McAtee tied it up in the sixth inning with a solo home run. The ninth inning saw the Gorillas smash a walk-off home run to take game one 6-5.
In game two, the Jennies trailed in the fifth inning 2-1 before a five-run burst propelled them to a 6-2 lead. Crabtree got the scoring started with her second homer of the day, a three-run shot. Back-to-back doubles from second baseman Taylor Dames and catcher Brie Murray scored two more runs. Gentry Wishard went the full seven innings in the 6-2 win, allowing just two earned runs and six hits.
The Jennies remain busy on the road this week with back-to-back two-game series Thursday and Friday against the southernmost teams in the MIAA. The first doubleheader is against Central Oklahoma (31-3, 13-1 MIAA). First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday with game two to follow immediately at Broncho Softball Field in Edmond, Oklahoma.
The Jennies will travel to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Friday for a series with Northeastern State (20-19, 8-6 MIAA). First pitch for the doubleheader is scheduled for noon with game two following at Riverhawks Park.