After hammering Fort Scott Community College 21-0, 21-0 in a doubleheader on Wednesday at Crowder, the Lady ‘Riders answered with two more wins on Friday at the Indian Hills Tournament at Indian Hills Community College.
The Lady ‘Riders began the tournament with an 8-0 victory over Ellsworth Community College before topping Indian Hills 6-3.
Crowder (21-8) was powered to their first win of the tournament behind a two-hit shutout by pitcher Ashton Worth, who struck out three and walked three in five innings. The Lady ‘Riders’ offense, meanwhile, touched Ellsworth starter Aimee Madrid for eight runs on eight hits in four innings.
Crowder plated four runs in the first and four more in the fourth inning. Shelby Stuck, Carson Forge and Kala Crisp each had two hits in the rampage, while Forge collected three RBIs and Crisp two. Brooke Hulsey and Morgan Coleman also had a hit in the victory, as Hulsey and Crisp both had a double.
They slugged out a victory in game two, despite trailing 3-1 after four innings. They turned things around in the top of the fifth, however, as they scored four runs to go in front for good. They added an insurance run in the top of the sixth and held on behind a solid effort on the mound from Madison Barnes, who struck out five and allowed three runs on four hits in seven innings.
The key to the turnaround, however, was the long ball. Crowder punched four homers in the game, with Shyanne Nichols, Forge, Jessica Neely and Coleman all leaving the yard. Neely turned in three hits and collected two RBIs. Coleman had two hits and two RBIs, and Nichols added two hits and an RBI. Crisp, Hulsey and Forge all had a hit each.
The Lady ‘Riders were slated for two more games on Saturday. Those results were not available at press time.