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Lady Hornets go four for six

The Emporia State softball team won four of their six games last weekend at the Missouri Western State University Invite in St. Joseph, Mo.

The Lady Hornets split their series on Friday, beating St. Cloud State and losing to Pittsburg State. The Lady Hornets went up by four against the Huskies in the fifth inning, thanks to a bases-loaded double from Jessica Gragg, junior center. ESU ended the game with a 5-2 victory. The Lady Hornets led 2-1 against PSU in the second inning, but the Gorillas ended up taking the win 3-2.

Saturday held another split series for ESU, with both a victory against Augustana and a loss to Minnesota State-Mankato. The Lady Hornets took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning against Augustana. The Lady Hornets ended the game with six unanswered runs, taking a 7-1 victory. In the second game, the Mavericks were up 9-2 by the end of the fifth. Kaitlyn Caston, junior pitcher, hit a two-run homer in the top of the sixth, putting ESU down by five. The Mavericks, however, ended the game 12-4 in the bottom of the sixth.

ESU won both of their games on Sunday against Northern State and Wayne State College. Northern State took an early lead in the first game with a single run homer, but ESU ended the game with a 4-3 victory, due a two RBI double by Gragg. The Lady Hornets went up 3-0 in the fifth in the second game, and came away with a 4-1 victory over the Wildcats.

The Lady Hornets softball team will play this Friday in Emporia and Saturday in Topeka for two double headers in the Turnpike Tussle against Washburn.

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