BATESVILLE, Ark. — In return games against Lyon College, Crowder swept on Monday with 6-4 and 8-0 scores in 11 and five innings, respectively.
In the 11 inning win, Crowder gave up a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh and then scored two runs in the top of the 11th for the win.
Maggy Rieschick, Kenzie Kallio, Makaila Leonhart, Kenzi Spurgin, Maddi Brown, and Ella Infante each accounted for two of the team’s 14 hits. Lexi McClellan and Theresa Collins were the other players to reach the hits column.
Kallio doubled and drove in a pair of runs, while Rieschick, McClellan, Brown, and Infante each picked up RBI.
Rieschick, Leonhart, Baylor Miles, and Spurgin each collected stolen bases.
Maddie Massanelli earned the win in the circle, allowing four runs (all earned) on six hits over a full 11 innings. She struck out four and walked none over the 40 batters she faced.
In the nightcap, Crowder earned the sweep behind two runs in the second, five in the third, and one in the fifth.
Kylah Clark and Emma Hill combined on a two-hit shutout, with Clark pitching the first four frames. Clark and Hill each had two strikeouts.
Rieschick and Spurgin each had two hits for the Lady ‘Riders, while Collins, Kallio, Leonhart, Kristen Wade, McClellan, and Infante joined the hits column for the 11-hit attack.
Spurgin and Infante each doubled and Rieschick, Kallio, Leonhart, Spurgin, McClellan, and Infante each collected RBI.
Crowder improved to 8-2 with the wins and the Lady ‘Riders have won six in a row since returning from Louisiana, bringing their winning streak to seven overall.
Last Thursday, Crowder swept Labette at home, 13-3 and 14-2 in five innings.
In the 13-3 win, Rieschick and Kallio led the 14-hit attack with three each, while Wade, Spurgin, and McClellan each had multi-hit games. Brown and Morgan Montgomery had the other two hits.
Rieschick and Wade each drove in three runs, while Kallio and McClellan each had two.
Rieschick and Kallio each tripled and Wade, Spurgin, and McClellan each doubled.
Rieschick, Leonhart, Wade, and McClennan each ran havoc on the bases with stolen bases.
Massanelli earned the win in the circle, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits over four innings. She struck out and walked none.
Brown earned the save with a scoreless fifth and only gave up two hits. Like Massanelli, she struck out and walked none.
In the 14-2 win, Leonhart led the way with a double, a triple, and four RBI.
Meanwhile, Rieschick had three runs scored, two hits (including a home run), and three RBI. Leonhart also scored four runs.
McClellan had three hits and two RBI, Wade two hits and two RBI, and Kallio two hits.
McClellan homered and Kallio, Wade, and McClellan each doubled.
Hill earned the win, allowing no runs on one hit over three innings and striking out three and walking one. Former Neosho High standout Cloe Neece allowed two runs (both earned) on two hits over two innings, with two strikeouts and one walk.
Former McDonald County pitcher Paige Jones took the loss for the Lady Cardinals, allowing 12 runs (nine earned) on nine hits over two innings. She walked two and struck out one.
The Lady ‘Riders have road doubleheaders coming up Sunday against Independence, Monday against Neosho County, and Tuesday against Coffeyville, all weather permitting of course.
Sunday's doubleheader is now scheduled for a 2 p.m. start at Joplin High School, while Monday's games are set for Pittsburg State University.