CLERMONT, Fla. – The Minnesota Morris softball team picked up their second win in Florida with a high-scoring 15-13 win over Gordon College.
The Cougars trailed 4-3 after the first inning, but tallied five runs in the second and would trail the rest of the way. Autumn Mahoney started the scoring in the frame with an RBI single to plate Michelle O’Rourke. Two batters later, Bret Hulett brought home two runs with a single to left. Megan Knickerbocker followed with an RBI single to plate Lacey Sullivan. A Meghan Pomeroy single brought home the Cougars’ fifth run in the inning.
Gordon came back to score three in their half of the second, but the Cougars still led 8-7 going into the third. UMM put up another crooked number in the fourth with four runs. The frame started with back-to-back doubles from Sullivan and Hulett. Pomeroy and Kallie Wycoff later added RBI hits and Pomeroy scored on a double steal to make it 12-7 Cougars.
Gordon, again, scored three times to pull within 12-10 after four.
The Cougars added insurance runs (one in the fifth and two in the sixth) to take a 15-10 lead into the bottom of the seventh. Gordon scored three times to cut it to 15-13. With two outs, Elli Stevenson came on in relief to retire the potential tying run on a pop up to get the save.
Mahoney and Knickerbocker each collected four hits as the Cougars belted out 19 for the game. Gina Downie went 3-for-5 and Hulett, Pomeroy, and Wycoff each had two hits.
Minnesota Morris (2-10) has games with St. Lawrence and Union on tap for Saturday.