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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Lady ‘Riders earn split with Rose State

  • The Crowder Lady ‘Riders made the trek to Oklahoma City, Okla., on Monday where they split a doubleheader with Rose State with a 9-0 win and 9-3 loss.
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  • The Crowder Lady ‘Riders made the trek to Oklahoma City, Okla., on Monday where they split a doubleheader with Rose State with a 9-0 win and 9-3 loss.
    The Lady ‘Riders (29-16) were on the good side of a stellar pitching performance in game one as Allison Tonyan whirled a two-hit shutout with three strikeouts and a walk as Crowder won the game in six innings.
    Meanwhile, the offense was just as hot as the Lady ‘Riders pounded out 12 hits. Shyanne Nichols led the team with three hits, two of them doubles, with two RBIs and a run scored in the win. Jessica Neely, Kala Crisp and Brooke Hulsey also ripped doubles in the game, as Neely, Hulsey and Alexis Navarro each had two hits. Shelby Stuck, Carson Forge and Crisp had a hit apiece.
    Hulsey led the team with four RBIs in the contest, while Crisp, Morgan Coleman and Stuck drove in a run. Crowder bunched its runs into two big innings, scoring five in the third and four in the sixth.
    The offense sputtered a bit in game two, however. Crowder scored twice in the top of the third on a two-run homer from Jessica Neely to take a 2-1 lead, but Rose State answered with three in the bottom of the frame to go ahead 4-2 and never looked back.
    Shelby Stuck doubled and led Crowder with three hits in the game, while Neely, Hulsey and Nichols had one apiece. Hulsey also drove in a run.
    The Lady ‘Riders entertain Connors State at 2 p.m. Wednesday in their final home date of the season.
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