For all of the MgoBloggers that think M softball has not play any real competition yet, can rest easier tonight. The M Softball team eeked out a close one against Valparaso today 2-1.
Stephanie Speierman got the win by giving up only 1 ER on 3 hits with 9Ks adn 2BB.
The offense was led by Bree Evans who went 2 for 4 and scoring 1 run. The other run was scored by Nicole Sappingfield as she went 1 for 3. Amanda Chidester went 1 for 2 with an RBI.
This game was key in several different ways. First, Stephanie pitched all 7 innings. This game was the closest for her. She pitched very well with 9Ks and only 2BB. The second key point is the offense was led by the top of the order (Bree and Nicole). The big guns were silent today so the small guns had to pick up the slack.
This is the biggest game of the year by a long shot. It was a bigger test than the Tulsa game earlier this year. Dont tell anyone but Hutch must have a crystal ball. She was able to get a key win, while showing confidence in Stephanie.
What is starting to concern me is that Jr. Stephanie Kirkpatrick is stll out. Now dont get me wrong, Amy Knapp is doing a great job in relief. I hope Stephanie K. is ok
No yakety sax for this win. A couple of high fives and an "atta boy" for sure.