HAYS, Kan. – The TMP-Marian softball team split their season-opening doubleheader with Colby Friday at the TMP Field. The Eagles rallied to take the opener 12-7. The Monarchs came back to win game two 13-7.
Emilee Augustine hit a two-run homer in the first inning of game one then had a two-run double in the third and scored on Sophia Coulter’s double as the Monarchs built a 5-1 lead after three innings. They led 6-2 after four innings when the Eagles struck for 10 runs in the top of the fifth.
Kyleigh Allen allowed 12 runs on 18 hits with seven strikeouts and four walks and suffered the complete game loss.
After giving up a run in the top of the first inning of game two, the Monarchs scored three in the bottom of the inning and six in the second to build a 9-1 lead. Colby answered with four in the top of the third but TMP added two in the fifth and sixth to hold them at bay.
Lexi Gottschalk had three hits and Emily Schulte drove in three runs. Annie Wasinger allowed five runs (two earned) on four hits over the first three innings. Kyliegh Allen came in relief and gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks over the last four innings.