Nebraska Wesleyan scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning as they broke open a 3-3 tie and went on to the 9-3 extra innings victory over Midland in the second game of a GPAC softball doubleheader on Tuesday night (Apr. 12) in Fremont, Neb. The Warriors won game one, 4-0, to snap the Prairie Wolves five-game winning streak.
NWU (20-4, 8-4 GPAC) used six hits in the eighth inning to plate the six runs. Megan Tieken had a two-run single and Heather Stang drove in two with a double for the two big hits of the inning.
The Prairie Wolves jumped ahead 3-0 in game two as they scored three in the top of the first. Kayla Randel led off with a double, followed by a single from Megan Beckstead. Marcia Kennedy stepped up and hit a three-run home run to put the Prairie Wolves ahead.
Midland tied the game at 3-3 by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. They would not score again as Alysia Wittmaack improved to 3-0 making her second start of the year. She struck out five and scattered 10 hits for the win.
NWU could not get the bats going in the opening game as Midland's pitcher Eckelberry threw a four-hit shutout. The Warriors scored three runs in the home half of the first inning and never looked back.
Randel was 2-2 with a stolen base, while Megan Tieken had a double for the Prairie Wolves. Brenna Maguire suffered just her second loss of the season allowing four runs on nine hits to fall to 8-2.