MARYVILLE – The Northwest Missouri State University softball team hit seven home runs in a doubleheader sweep of Southwest Baptist University at the Bearcat Softball Field.
Northwest ripped six home runs in the first game and posted a 9-7 win on a walk-off two-runs shot by KaitlynWeis. The six home runs are single-game Northwest record. The previous mark of five was set Feb. 25, 2006, vs. Central Missouri.
Northwest then notched a 5-1 triumph in the second contest.
Northwest is 11-22 overall and 6-14 in MIAAplay. Northwest is a perfect 6-0 at home in 2019. Southwest Baptist is 5-38 overall and 2-14 in league play.
Ady Watts started things strong for Northwest in the bottom of the second inning with a homer to left field. Olivia Daugherty hit a three-run blast to left center, bringing in JaceeWinn and Jaclyn Weydertto score and to give Northwest a 4-0 lead over Southwest Baptist.
The bottom of the third inning saw back-to-back homers from Sydne Brashear and Karli Allen to advance the Northwest lead to 6-0.
KaitlynWeis homered to center field in the bottom of the fifth inning to push the lead to 7-0.
Southwest Baptist scored off an RBI in the top of the sixth to cut the lead to 7-1.
Southwest Baptist rallied in the top of the seventh inning scoring 6 runs and tying the game at 7-7.
In the bottom of the seventh, Weis hit a walk-off two-run homer to take game one, 9-7.
Weis also took the mound and got the last out of the seventh to earn the pitching decision and even her mark at 2-2 on the year.
Ady Watts scored off a throwing error by the shortstop in the bottom of the second inning. Olivia Daugherty hit a single and advanced to second on a fielding error by the right fielder, allowing Jaclyn Weydertand Grace Ruehleto score and go up 3-0 on Southwest Baptist.
KarliAllen hit a two-run homer to center field in the bottom of the third to push the lead to 5-0.
Southwest Baptist scored in the top of the fifth inning to crack the scoreboard. But SBU would not score after that and Northwest claimed the 5-1 triumph.
Regan Thompson kept SBU at bay as she went the distance and allowed seven hits and one run. Thompson struck out five to move to 5-10 on the year.
Up next for the squad is a doubleheader at home against Central Missouri next Tuesday beginning at 2 p.m.