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MSU Roundup: Softball Splits with Cameron

Mustangs Crush Four Homers, Split Twin Bill with Cameron

Midwestern State slugged four home runs in a doubleheader split with Cameron Friday night at Mustangs Park taking Game 1, 10-1, in five innings before falling in the nightcap, 9-3.

MSU (25-19, 13-9) wraps up its four-game series against the Aggies with another twin bill Wednesday afternoon in Lawton. First pitches are set for 3 and 5 p.m.

The Mustangs jumped out to an early lead in the opener when Katelyn Vinson's single up the middle plated Haley Howerton, who had reached on a bunt single and stole second to give MSU a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

Senior catcher Kim Jerrick drilled a two-run double down the left-field line to highlight a three-run second inning, then belted her 13th home run of the season -- a two-run shot -- in the fourth inning to push the Mustangs' advantage to 6-1.

Jerrick now has 53 career home runs and needs three more to match former West Texas A&M standout Kim LeComte, who hold the Lone Star Conference career mark with 56 from 2009-12.

Cameron scratched for its lone run of the game courtesy of Tara Martini's run-scoring double in the top of the fifth inning.

That's all MSU starter Kat Batey would allow as she limited the Aggies to one run on five hits with three strikeouts in five innings to even her record at 6-6.

Freshman Baylee Voigt launched her eighth homer of the season on a two-run blast to center field to clinch the run-rule victory in the bottom of the frame.

Former Burkburnett High standout Paige Daino drilled two homers and drove in the first four runs of the game to key Cameron's 9-3 win in the nightcap.

Martini added a three-run shot in the three-run shot in the fourth to extend CU's lead to 8-0.

MSU junior third baseman Kelley Schaefer connected for her eighth homer of the season to put the Mustangs on the board in the bottom of the frame and freshman Krisha Hamm laced an RBI double to the left-field gap to pull MSU to within 8-2.

The Aggies tacked on a run in the sixth before Midwestern State freshman left fielder Taylor Bermudes sent a high shot over the left-field fence for her first collegiate homer in the seventh.

Freshman Katlyn Holmes took the loss for the Mustangs to fall to 9-9 on the season. She allowed two earned runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Cameron's record moved to 26-16 overall as the Aggies remained a game behind Midwestern State in the LSC standings in fifth place at 12-10.

W. Tennis: #18 Mustangs Take Down #21 Drury, 7-2

The 18th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs ran their winning streak to seven straight as they dropped 21st ranked Drury 7-2 on its home courts at the Cooper Tennis Center.

MSU (16-3) grabbed the lead by sweeping doubles, while Drury (16-3) picked up two points in singles action.

Sophomore Kayla Casey and junior Taylor Coffman led the way for the Mustangs, joining Courtney Anderson and Paige Boykin in each scoring two points for MSU.

Casey and Coffman, ranked 20th nationally in doubles, started the sweep for MSU in doubles, all by 8-3 counts, by beating Stefanie Monsch/Lara Muller at No. 1.

Amy Clifton/Lauren Pineda added a win over Hadeil Ali/Samanta Zambrano at No. 2, with Anderson/Boykin downing Yasemin Glasgow/Natalia Kozel at No. 3.

In singles, 33rd ranked Casey beat Muller 7-5, 6-0 at No. 2, as Coffman defeated Kozel 6-3, 3-1 at No. 3 when Kozel retired.

Anderson grabbed a three-set win at No. 4 against Monsch 1-6, 6-4, 7-6, and Boykin shutout Glasgow 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6.

The Panthers grabbed No. 1 as 34th ranked Ali beat Clifton 6-2, 6-3, then followed with the win at No. 5 as Zambrano beat Pineda 6-2, 5-7, 6-0.

The Mustangs return to play Saturday at Noon against Northwest Missouri State at the Cooper Tennis Center in Springfield.

M. Tennis: #12 Drury Edges #18 Mustangs, 5-4

The 18th ranked Midwestern State Mustangs had their six-match winning streak snapped as 12th ranked Drury edged MSU 5-4 Friday evening at the Cooper Tennis Center.

The Mustangs (13-6) fell to the Panthers (16-2) in the contest that was fitting for the top ranked teams in the South Central and Midwest Regions.

Midwestern State took the early 2-1 lead after doubles action, as all three matches were determined by 8-6 scores.

MSU's No. 1 duo of Ramon Toyos/Tomas Grejtak, the eighth ranked pair in Division II, beat Andy Blair/Jorge Nadal, with MSU's No. 3 of Jarrod Liston/Zack Santagate winning over E. Christian Ibsen/Jakub Sipos.

But it was the Panthers tandem of Maximilian Hepp/Lukas Kriem taking No. 2 over Kacper Boborykin/Kyle Davidson.

In singles action, four of the six points went to three sets, but losses at the top of the lineup spelled doom for MSU.

In the battle for the No. 1 spot, the Panthers 29th ranked Blair beat 30th ranked Boborykin 6-0, 6-3, with DU's Hepp upsetting MSU's 34th ranked Davidson 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

The Mustangs got wins at No. 3 and No. 5, with Toyos beating Sipos a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, and Liston downing Ibsen 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

But the Panthers grabbed the No. 4 position as Kriem beat MSU's Christopher Norrie 6-4, 6-4, then got the win at No. 6 as Nadal edged Grejtak 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

The Mustangs are back on the court at noon on Saturday against the top ranked team from the Central Region, as MSU takes on Northwest Missouri State at Drury.
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