|Final - Softball||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh (20-30)||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||2||4||0|
|Saint Francis (Ind.) (17-26)||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||6||1|
|Upland, IN Gudakunst Field|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh||Pitching||Saint Francis (Ind.)|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh||Indv. Stats||Saint Francis (Ind.)|
|#14 Rengert, Courtney||Doubles||#3 Claussen, Dana|
|Final - Softball||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||R||H||E|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh (19-30)||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||2||9||3|
|Taylor (Ind.) (36-14)||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||4||14||0|
|Upland, IN Gudakunst Field|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh||Pitching||Taylor (Ind.)|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene (Oh||Indv. Stats||Taylor (Ind.)|
|#2 Boue, Sarah||Doubles||2 Players (#10,#23)|
|None||Home Runs||#23 Carmichael, Justice|
UPLAND, IN – The Mount Vernon Nazarene University softball team kept their season alive as they fought a tough battle against (RV) Taylor University Wednesday morning, then rallied late to defeat Saint Francis Wednesday evening. MVNU avoided elimination to continue play on Friday.
Game 1: MVNU 2, TU 4 (10 innings)
Game 2: MVNU 2, USF 1
Records: MVNU 20-30 | TU 36-15 | USF 17-26
Location: Gudakunst Field | Taylor University
GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS
- Taylor started things off in the first round of the Crossroads Tournament with a one run 2nd inning thanks to a deep hit double from Justice Carmichael.
- The Lady Cougars would respond. The very next inning, Courtney Rengert (SR/Marion, Ohio) batted in Allison Harris (SO/Anna, Ohio) to tie things up 1-1.
- The Lady Cougars held the explosive Lady Trojans to only two runs through seven innings.
- In the seventh, MVNU would tie up the contest to take it to extra innings when Savannah Bryner (JR/Morgantown, WV) singled, bringing home Sarah Boue' (FR/Worthington, Ohio).
- Extra innings was a defensive battle. Jennifer Kurelic (SO/Lewis Center, Ohio) started the game and Anna Boue' (JR/Worthington, Ohio) finished off the contest facing the top 10 slugging percentage Taylor team.
- The contest concluded when the Lady Trojans finally scored in the tenth inning with a 2-run homerun.
- MVNU tallied 9 total hits in the contest, while only striking out four total times in 10 innings.
- Courtney Rengert: 1-for-4, 1 RBI
- Sarah Boue': 2-for-4, 1 Run
- Allison Harris: 1-for-3, 1 Run
- Natalie Carpenter (JR/Johnstown, Ohio): 1-for-3
- Savannah Bryner: 1-for-1, 1 RBI
- Jennifer Kurelic: 4.0 IP, 8 Hits, 2 Runs, 1 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
- Anna Boue': 5.2 IP, 6 Hits, 2 Runs, 2 ER, 3 K, 1 BB
GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS
- MVNU looked to bounce back later in the evening. Both the Lady Cougars and Saint Francis were in a win or go home situation.
- USF struck first, scoring in the bottom of the third inning.
- MVNU was held scoreless through the first five innings while only recording one hit.
- MVNU finally got in a grove in the top of the sixth inning as they would rally to take a 2-1 lead. Courtney Rengert and Jennifer Kurelic recorded RBIs in the stretch.
- MVNU's defense would hold off a last second rally from USF and stay alive for the next round of play.
- Maddie Johnston (FR/Plain City, Ohio): 1-for-2
- Courtney Rengert: 1-for-2, 1 RBI
- Allison Harris: 1-for-2, 1 Run
- Sarah Boue': 5.0 IP, 6 Hits, 2 Runs, 1 Run, 1 ER, 3 K, 2 BB
- Anna Boue': 2.0 IP, 0 Hits, 0 Runs, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
NEXT FOR THE LADY COUGARS
Thursday's Crossroads League Tournament games have been postponed due to inclement weather in the forecast. The schedule will resume on Friday, May 5 as the Lady Cougars will take on Grace College at 10:00am.