JOPLIN, Mo. – Sophomore Karlie Missey homered with a runner aboard in the eighth inning on Sunday morning to secure the lone Mineral Area victory at the Crowder Bash tournament.
Three pitchers combined to scatter four hits with no walks as the Lady Cardinals edged Southeastern (iowa) 4-2 in walk-off fashion with the international tiebreaker in effect.
Missey also provided a double while Madison Binkard and Stacy Politte each finished 2-for-3. Aubrie Venegas singled and scored two runs.
SE Iowa picked up two unearned runs against MAC starter Alyssa Rennick in the first inning, but an RBI single by Lilly Pecaut put Mineral Area on the board in the second.
Alyssa Sago picked up the win by throwing two scoreless frames after Summer Maxwell kept the game tied at 2-2 from the fourth through the sixth.
The weekend concluded for MAC with 10-2 defeat against Indian Hills. Erin Kuba erupted for six RBI while going 4-for-4 with two home runs.
Missey continued making solid contact with two singles and two RBI. Sydney Stevens finished 2-for-3 with a double as the Lady Cardinals (3-9) totaled eight hits in defeat.
Venegas supplied a double and sacrifice bunt, and Abby Bahr netted a single and walk. JaNiah Jones singled and scored a run.
Madyson McDermott took the loss after yielding two earned runs over the first two innings.
Vanessa Bakley also homered for Indian Hills.
Mineral Area suffered a pair of setbacks on Saturday, including a 9-2 outcome in the third meeting this season against Jefferson.
Politte went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and RikkiLyn Wright doubled for the Lady Cards. Caitlin Edgar, Missey and Venegas each singled.
Jefferson snapped a 2-2 tie with three runs in the fourth, and added four more in the sixth. Sago gave up nine runs on 12 hits while fanning four in the loss.
Rennick prevented a potential run-rule outcome with two scoreless frames in the circle.
McDermott homered in the seventh inning of the second contest played on Saturday, but the Lady Cards fell 8-4 against NE Oklahoma A&M.
Binkard finished 2-for-4, and helped Mineral Area jump ahead 2-0 with an RBI single in the first inning. Kristen Sampson was 1-for-1, and Wright, Sago and Missey also contributed hits.
Kati McCormack allowed three home runs among nine hits, and recorded two strikeouts through four innings in defeat. Maxwell relieved with two scoreless frames.