Softball team wins 2 at West Texas Invitational

The Eagles’ softball team earned two wins in five games at the West Texas Invitational in Canyon, Texas, Friday and Saturday.
CSC defeated Fort Hays State University, Fort Hays, Kansas, 1-0; Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, 8-7; and lost to Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma, 11-2, in six innings; Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, 8-0, in six innings; and West Texas A&M University, Canyon, 10-0, in five innings.
Against Fort Hays, CSC scored one in the second inning to shut out the Tigers 1-0. Courtney Lecher, senior of Fort Collins, Colorado, hit a sacrifice fly to score Morgan Wilhelm, senior of Littleton, Colorado, who hit a double in the top of the second. Wilhelm was 1-for-3.
Zoe Humphries, senior of Arvada, Colorado, and Allie Mason, freshman of Loveland, Colorado, marked the only other hits.
Jessica Jarecki, freshman pitcher of Littleton, Colorado, struck out three, walked three, and allowed only one hit in the win.
CSC also defeated Missouri Southern 8-7. The Eagles scored three in the first inning and led through the whole match. Kinsley Mason, senior pitcher of Loveland, Colorado, earned her first win of the season. She struck out two. Megan Horn, freshman of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Dallas Magnusson, sophomore of Sterling, Colorado, each pitched an inning. Horn struck out one and walked one in the sixth. In the seventh, Magnusson struck out one.
Lecher was 4-for-5 and scored twice. Kendyl Moody, sophomore of Lakewood, Colorado, scored once, knocked in an RBI, and earned a walk while going 2-for-3 at the plate. Angelica Maples, freshman of Olivehurst, California, also scored two runs while going 2-for-4. Lindsey Karlin, senior of Berthoud, Colorado, came around twice, walked twice and went 1-for-3.
In the final game Friday, CSC lost 11-2 in six innings against Cameron. Kayla Michel, sophomore of Brighton, Colorado, scored once in the game while hitting two doubles. Lecher also totaled two doubles. Allie Mason knocked in two RBIs.
Haylee McKeehan, redshirt sophomore of Peyton, Colorado, struck out one and walked four. Magnusson and Horn also appeared in the pitching circle.
The Eagles were shut out twice Saturday.
In the first game, Washburn defeated CSC 8-0 in six innings. Sheyann Ludwig, freshman of Longmont, Colorado; Michel, and Allie Mason each earned one of the Eagles’ three hits.
Jarecki sat down three and walked one before Magnusson came in for relief.
The second game was more of the same when CSC lost 10-0. Lecher, Michel, Ellie Owens, freshman of Longmont, Colorado; and Alyssa Geist, redshirt freshman of Broomfield, Colorado; again earned one hit each.
The Eagles’ next competition is at home against Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, at noon, Saturday, Feb. 25.

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