Softball team splits doubleheader to open 2013 season

Millsaps College Majors

The Webster University softball team got its first victory of the 2013 season in the second game of a Saturday, March 2 doubleheader in Jackson, Miss. The Gorloks lost the first game 5-3 against Millsaps College (Miss.), but came back with an offensive surge in the second game, pummeling Centenary College (La.) 13-2.

In the 5-3 loss, junior center fielder Molly Muntz put the Gorloks on top with an RBI single, as senior third baseman Kayla Mahoney scored. After Millsaps came back with a run of its own in the bottom half of the inning, Webster responded with two runs in the top of the 4th.

But the Gorloks gave up four runs in the sixth inning, which cost them the game. Junior pitcher Trisha Thompson threw a complete game for Webster, and gave up 5 earned runs on 6 hits.

Centenary College Ladies

Junior pitcher Samantha Powers threw all 5 innings and allowed just 2 runs on 4 hits in the Webster win over Centenary. The game was tied 2-2 after one inning of play, but the Gorloks pulled away in the second inning, as they scored 4 runs.

Muntz went 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBIs. Freshman infielder Leah Sutton also had a big game with 2 hits and 4 RBIs. In total, Webster got a total of 12 hits against Centenary.

With the split, the Gorloks are 1-1 on the young season. The Gorloks will play again on Sunday, March 3, as they face Centenary at 10 a.m. and Millsaps at noon.

Check the print issue of The Journal as well as later this week for a full story on the Webster softball team.

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