Tiger Softball Picks Up Two Wins in Colorado

The 21st-ranked Fort Hays State softball team ran their win streak to eight games with a doubleheader sweep at Colorado Christian Monday in Lakewood, Colo. The Tigers scored five in the first then then held on for a 6-5 win in game one. They had to rally in the second contest, winning 8-5. They are now 21-3 on the year and play another doubleheader Tuesday at Metro State. 

Game 1: No. 21 Fort Hays State 6, Colorado Christian 5
The Tigers struck for five runs in the first inning, scoring on an Amanda Vaupel two-run single, a bases loaded walk and a two-run single from Callie Wright.

Central Christian scored two in the first, two in the fifth and one in the seventh but never led.

Maddie Holub (11-0) started and pitched four innings and was the winner, allowing four runs on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts. She also tripled and had two hits.

Game 2: No. 21 Fort Hays State 8, Colorado Christian 5
Colorado Christian scored five in the second to take a 5-1 lead, but the Tigers answered with three in the third then scored a run in the fifth to tie and one in the sixth to take the lead then added two insurance runs in the seventh on a Kellsi Olsen two-run homer.

Amanda Vaupel highlighted the three-run third with a two-run triple. Tori Beltz RBI single in the fifth tied the game. Bianca Adame scored the go-ahead run on a Danie Brinkmann ground-rule double down the right field line.

Maddie Holub pitched three scoreless innings of relief for her 12th win of the season.