Cougar softball team sits 11-7 after doubleheader loss
ALAMOSA, Colo. -- The Western Nebraska Community College softball team dropped a double header to Adams State junior varsity, falling 9-8 and 8-4.
In the first game the Cougars had just five hits as Alysa LInford had two doubles. Linford finished the first game with three hits and collected three RBIs.
The Cougars started strong in the opener, running to a 5-0 lead after before Adams State scored six in the second to lead 6-5. WNCC came back to plate three runs in the fourth, including a run-scoring double by Linford and a run-scoring single by Lindsay Guymon.
The lead didn't last long as Adams State came back to get two in the bottom of the fourth for 9-8 lead.
Shelby McGraw and Jordan Smith saw time in the circle. McGraw was tagged with the loss, going 3 2/3 innings in allowing nine runs on six hits, walking five and striking out two. Smith finished out the game, going 2 1/3 innings, not allowing a hit and striking out four.
Smith got the start in the second game, but Adams State continued its hot offense, picking up 11 hits and eight runs. The Grizzlies had five extra base hits.
Not to be outdone, the Cougars finished with seven hits, including six extra base hits. McGraw at the hot bat, going 3-for-4 with a double, two triples. Kelsey Bernhardt also slapped a triple, while Guymon and Jessica Ball each had a double.
WNCC started strong with two runs in the first, but Adams State came back with two in the first and five in the second for a 7-3 lead.
Besides McGraw, Ball also had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4.
WNCC, 11-7, will be back in action Wednesday when they travel to take on Northeastern Junior College in a doubleheader.
WNCC 230 300 0 -- 8 5 2
Adams State 060 300 x -- 9 6 2
LP -- Shelby McGraw; 2B -- Alysa Linford 2.
WNCC 211 000 0 -- 4 7 0
Adams State 250 100 x -- 8 11 0
LP -- Jordan Smith; 2B -- McGraw, Lindsay Guymon, Jessica Ball; 3B -- McGraw 2, Kelsey Bernhardt.
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