KANSAS CITY, MO. – Junior Alex Nelson (JR/Sioux Falls, SD) (Sioux Falls, S.D.) and sophomore Katie Wurtz (Omaha, Neb.) combined to lock up host Avila University’s offense Sunday, March 1.
Nelson, picking up her fourth win of the year, went five respectable frames, giving up only a run on two hits while striking out two. Wurtz, who has started 2020 in the stratosphere, didn’t show any signs of slowing down in the first of two non-conference clashes for head coach Jessica Jones-Sitzmann‘s squad forging a strikeout and blanking AU on just one hit over the final two innings for her second save.
The offense produced one-run tallies in the second, fifth and sixth en route to a 3-1 victory. Junior Carson Cameron (JR/Herman, NE) (Herman, Neb.), as has been the cash throughout the first 12 contests, was involved again for the Maroon, driving in a run, while senior Ashton Whited (SR/Elkhorm, Neb.) (Elkhorn, Neb.) and sophomore Carrington Entringer (SO/Baltic, SD) (Baltic, S.D.) both added RBI, too, with Entringer pushing home a key insurance score due to a double.
Morningside, seeking an 11th win and winning road trip to the northwestern section of the Show-Me State, was stopped for a second straight day by Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Benedictine University. The Mustangs held what appeared to be a decisive 4-1 lead going into the seventh before the Ravens scored five runs with two outs due to five hits which included a bases-clearing double.
Sophomore Ellie Cropley (SO/Sioux City, IA) (Sioux City, Iowa) homered as part of a two-hit game. Cameron, upping her batting average to a regal .514, captured her sixth multiple-hit outing of the season and drove in a run.
The Mustangs take their 10-2 record to Gulf Shores, Ala., for six contests in three days beginning Friday, March 6.