The 11th-ranked Tiger softball team split their doubleheader at Metro State in Denver Wednesday. The Tigers won the opener 8-1 to push their win streak to a school record nine straight. They dropped game two 6-4. FHSU is now 22-4 on the season.
Game 1: Fort Hays State 8, Metro State 1
The Tigers scored two in the second to build a 2-0 lead. A solo home run pulled the Roadrunners within a run, but Amy Dunn hit a solo homer helping FHSU build a 3-1.
The Tigers put the game away with five in the fifth. Amanda Vaupel and Paxton Duran hit back-to-back doubles for the first run. Kellsi Olsen and Courtney Dobson both added two-run singles.
Paxton Duran allowed just one run on one hit over 5.0 innings in the circle, striking out four and walking three to move to 8-3.
Game 2: Metro State 6, Fort Hays State 4
Maddie Holub hit a two-run homer in the first giving the Tigers the early lead. Metro got a solo homer in the fourth.
Metro State scored five in the fifth, taking advantage of a pair of Tiger errors. Four of the five runs were unearned.
Danie Brinkmann hit a two-run homer in the sixth. They would get a pair of base runners in the seventh but Maddie Holub flied out to right field to end the game.
Paxton Duran (8-4) allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits over 4.1 innings and takes the loss.