Gorillas sweep DH from Southwest Baptist

Pitt State is back to .500 in the MIAA
Gorillas sweep DH from Southwest Baptist

The Pittsburg State softball team swept a double-header from Southwest Baptist on Tuesday afternoon, winning game one 6-1 and game two 9-1.

Junior pitcher Halle Brin racked up a season-high 11 strikeouts for Pitt State in game one. Kala Holder hit two home runs for PSU in game two.

With the pair of wins, Pittsburg State is back to .500 in the MIAA with an 11-11 mark against league opponents. They’re 23-24 overall.

The Gorillas will be back in action on Friday afternoon, with a home double-header against Northeastern State.

RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE ATHLETICS:

The Pittsburg State University softball team swept a pair of games from the Southwest Baptist University Tuesday (Apr. 16). Gorillas defeated the Bearcats, 6-1 and 9-1 (5 innings).

In game one, starter Halle Brin (12-12) limited SBU (5-40, 2-16 MIAA) to three hits in seven innings of work. She collected eleven strikeouts and only gave up two walks.

Makenzie Goswick led the team going 2-for-3 at the plate with one home run, one run scored and two RBIs. Kaity Kukowski went 1-for-2 with a single home run and two RBI’s.

Shelby Smith scattered four hits over 5.0 innings of work in the nightcap for Pitt State (23-24, 11-11 MIAA). She registered two strikeouts and only allowed one earned run.

Kala Holder went 2-for-3 with two home runs and five RBI’s to pace the Gorillas offense, while Keelah Griffith also went 2-for-3 with one run scored and one RBI.

Pitt State will return to action next Friday (Apr. 25) for an MIAA doubleheader against the Northeastern State University in Pittsburg, Kan.

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