April 18, 2010 – The Truman Softball team ended the MIAA Crossover tournament with a victory over Pittsburg State (3-2) and a tough 7-6 extra inning loss to rival Central Missouri on Sunday.The Bulldogs will be back in action on Wednesday at QuincyUniversity.
The Bulldogs went 3-2 over the course of three days while Erica LaCombe led the team with a .500 batting average (7-of-14) with two doubles and three RBIs.
vanGennip had two home runs and six RBIs while throwing 15 innings and striking out 19 hitters.She had a no-hitter on Friday against SBU.
Both teams were leaving runners on base through the first four innings before the Jennies broke the scoreless game when Jessica Marble hit a three-run home run off vanGennip.
The Bulldogs exploded for a six run sixth inning with the biggest blow coming from vanGennip and a two-run homer to center.
Marble homered again in the bottom of the seventh to close the game to within one run and the Jennies were able to put across the tying run on a wild pitch with two outs in the frame.
In the ninth, playing the tie-break rules of placing a runner on second, Kasey Martin singled in Marble for the winning run.
Truman stranded 12 while the Jennies left 10 on base.
Beth Schnurbusch was tagged with the loss while Sarah Espy was the winning pitcher for the Jennies.
April 17, 2010 – Erica LaCombe when 3-for-4 and Mary Manley and Meredith Kusky each drove in a pair as the Bulldog Softball team defeated Missouri Southern on Saturday in Maryville at the MIAA Crossover tournament.
Alex Weber and LaCombe led off the Bulldog half of the first inning with consecutive singles and were driven in on a double to left by Manley.
The Lions got a run back in the second on a solo home run by Jessica Brooks off Truman starter Beth Schnurbusch.
In the third, LaCombe and Laura Miller both reached and Kusky came up with the two-out double to score both runners.
Kristin Grossman singled in Emily Huntze in the fifth for an insurance run as Schnurbusch went the distance for her fourth victory of the season.
The Bulldogs will have an early wake-up call on Sunday as they will face PittsburgState at 10:00 a.m. followed by Central Missouri later in the day.
April 16, 2010 – Richelle vanGennip no-hit the SBU Bearcats in a 5-0 victory as the Truman Softball team went 1-1 on the first day of the MIAA Crossover tournament in Maryville.The Bulldogs lost a hard fought battle to #4 EmporiaState 6-4 in the opener.