Sophomore Carson Cameron (SO/Herman, NE) (Herman, Neb.) rapped out three singles and senior Rebecca Riley (SR/Gothenburg, NE) (Gothenburg, Neb.) produced a second straight two-hit, two-RBI effort, sending Morningside College to an elimination game victory in the National Association of Intercollegiate opening rounds Oklahoma City bracket Tuesday, May 14.
Cameron added three runs scored to her day versus the Friends University of Kansas. Junior Mackenzie Lose (JR/Indianola, IA) (Indianola, Iowa) also turned in key numbers with two hits and two stolen bases as part of the 4-0 victory.
All of the offensive accolades were more than enough for senior pitcher Hallie Misiaszek(SR/Mitchell, SD). The Mitchell, S.D., native allowed only three hits and struck out 10 Falcons in route to her 23rd win, 24th complete game, and fifth shutout.
Head coach Jessica Jones-Sitzmann‘s team, looking to advance to the Wednesday, May 15, championship round against top seed and host Oklahoma City University, was thwarted by second-seeded Olivet Nazarene College of Illinois for a second straight day in the second elimination match-up. The Tigers’ Emily Carstens locked up the Maroon on just three hits, while a four-run third inning rally broke the contest open, leading ONU to a 5-0 decision.
Morningside concluded the 2019 season at 31-11, marking the third time in the last four seasons the Mustangs have reached 30-or-more victories.