JOPLIN — The Crowder Lady Roughriders finished 4-1 over the weekend in the Crowder Bash to improve to 19-4 overall this season.
On Friday, Crowder finished 2-1 with a 9-1 win over Southeastern, a 10-6 win over Allen County, and a 4-1 loss to Johnson County.
On Saturday, Crowder defeated Fort Scott 8-0 and Carl Albert State 11-3.
In the 9-1 win Friday against Southeastern Crowder scored four in the first, two in the third, one in the fifth, and two in the sixth to end the game. The Lady ‘Riders belted out 14 hits and capitalized on six errors.
Makaila Leonhart, Kristen Wade, and Kenzi Spurgin each had three hits for Crowder, while Lexi McClellan had a pair. Leonhart and Wade each scored three runs, while Baylor Miles and Spurgin each drove in two. Daryan Torix hit a solo home run, Wade had a pair of doubles, and Miles and Spurgin each added doubles.
Maddie Massanelli went the distance for Crowder and surrendered three hits over the six innings.
In the 10-6 win over Allen County, Crowder scored two in the first, five in the second, and three in the third for all the offense necessary.
Torix proved torrid at the plate with four hits and scored three runs, while Kenzie Kallio added three hits and Leonhart, Miles, Spurgin, and McClellan each had two. Leonhart homered, while Torix, McClellan, and Theresa Collins each connected with doubles.
Chelsey Henry (not that Chelsey Henry who plays basketball for Missouri Southern) hit a solo homer for Allen County.
Kylah Clark earned the win for Crowder and gave up six runs (all earned) on 10 hits over seven innings. She collected six strikeouts and walked two batters.
Johnson County scored four runs in the top of the first and that held up in a 4-1 win over Crowder.
Leonhart doubled home Torix for the lone Lady ‘Rider run.
Emma Hill took the loss and allowed four runs (none earned) on eight hits over seven innings. She fanned three and walked one, with three Crowder errors proving damaging.
The Lady ‘Riders opened Saturday against Fort Scott with four runs in both the first and second innings and then pitchers Massanelli and Cloe Neece combined on an one-hitter.
Miles sparked Crowder’s offense with two runs scored, two hits (including a homer), and four RBI. Kallio added a pair of hits. Crowder produced eight runs on nine hits. Torix doubled and Kallio, Wade, Spurgin, and Collins each collected RBI. Torix stole a pair of bases.
Massanelli allowed her no runs on no hits over two innings and former Neosho standout Neece surrendered the lone Fort Scott hit during her three innings of work. Neece had a strikeout.
In the final game for Crowder, Carl Albert scored three in the second for a 3-0 lead, but then the Lady ‘Riders pushed across two in the third, five in the fourth, and four in the sixth to close out their tournament in style.
Kallio drove in three runs for Crowder, then Leonhart, Wade, and McClellan each had two. Wade homered, while Kallio, Jordan Gartman, and Eila Infante each doubled. Kallio had three hits and Wade, Gartman, and McClellan each had two. McClellan had a pair of steals, while Gartman and Torix each joined that column.
Hill allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits over four innings, while Clark earned the win and pitched two scoreless innings.
Crowder returns to action, weather permitting, Tuesday at home against North Iowa Area.