Softball drops two to Missouri S&T

Truman State University’s softball team botched a full doubleheader Sunday in Fulton, Missouri, against Missouri University of Science and Technology.

These losses follow a two-game sweep of Westminster College the previous Thursday, both by mercy rule. The Bulldogs emerge from their second weekend of gameplay with an even record once again.

The first game ended in a 10-2 mercy rule loss for the ’Dogs. The women didn’t have any extra-base hits, and sophomore pitcher Alyssa Hajduk got her first loss of the season after a 2-0 performance during opening weekend.

The Bulldogs put up more of a fight in the second game, with junior outfielder Christa Reisinger hitting a home run in the first at-bat of the game. Reisinger would go on to hit a double and steal a base as well. Nonetheless, the ’Dogs got outscored by the Miners 4-2 after a 3-run rally for the Miners in the fifth inning.

The softball team’s plans for next weekend in Evansville, Indiana, have recently been cancelled, so for now, their next game will be their home opener against Saginaw Valley State University at noon March 4.