MO State HS Sports

Softball Wins Fourth-Straight


McPherson, Kan. – The No. 24-ranked Columbia College softball team won both games on Sunday at the McPherson Classic. The Cougars ended the weekend with a 3-0 record.   
Columbia has won four-straight and improves to 10-8 on the season.  
Game 1: (24) Columbia def. (25) Morningside, 1-0
The Scoring:

  • T4 (CC) – Jacey Meyer singled and then scored on an RBI triple by Taylor Barnes. (CC 1, MC 0)

Individual Leaders:

  • Taylor Barnes went 2-3 at the plate with an RBI and a walk.
  • Mackenzie Kasarda added two hits.
  • Lexi Dickerson tossed a complete-game shutout allowing five hits and striking out six.

Game 2: (24) Columbia def. Friends, 7-6
The Scoring:

  • B2 (CC) – The Cougars scored four times in the inning as Skyler Kauble singled home Karolina Arbova, followed by a three-run inside-the-park home run from Taylor Barnes (CC 4, FU 0)
  • T3 (FU) – Friends got on the board on a sac fly (CC 4, FU 1)
  • T4 (FU) – An RBI triple scored another run for the Falcons (CC 4, FU 2)
  • B4 (CC) – Taylor Barnes singled up the middle to drive in Jodi Polly (CC 5, FU 2)
  • B5 (CC) – Columbia added two more runs, with the first coming on a bases loaded walk by Mackenzie Kasarda and the second coming on a sac fly from Skyler Kauble (CC 7, FU 2)
  • T6 (FU) – Friends scored three times in their half of the sixth (CC 7, FU 5)
  • T7 (FU) – The Falcons added another run (CC 7, FU 6)

Individual Leaders:

  • Emily King went 3-3 at the plate with a triple and a run scored.
  • Taylor Barnes drove in four runs, including a three-run home run.
  • Avgustina Arbova added two hits.
  • Ella Schouten earned the win for Columbia, tossing 3.2 innings in relief allowing four runs on seven hits and striking out eight.

Up Next:
Columbia hits the field for their home opener on Friday, March 25 against MidAmerica Nazarene. The doubleheader begins at 2:00 PM at Antimi Softball Complex.

This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics