Amber Remmers hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh inning to help Doane complete the doubleheader sweep of Nebraska Wesleyan in Great Plains Athletic Conference softball action on Tuesday afternoon in Crete. Doane won game won 6-1, then rallied for the 6-5 victory in game two.
Nebraska Wesleyan falls to 9-7 overall and 3-3 in the GPAC, while Doane improves to 6-8 and 3-1 in GPAC.
The Prairie Wolves jumped out to a 3-0 lead in game two, scoring one in the first and two in the third. Jenna Turner scored on a wild pitch in the first inning, then hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Dani Bryant in the third. Doane responded with two runs in the fourth and fifth inning to tie the game at 4-4.
Each team scored a run in the sixth inning as Jamie Jaques had an RBI double for NWU, and the Tigers had two hits to plate a run in the bottom of the sixth.
A lead-off walk in the bottom of the seventh put the winning run on base. Chris Kobza then singled, followed by an infield single by Hannah Kroese to load the bases. After a pop up to the catcher, Remmers drove in the game winning run with a hit to left center field.
NWU had five players with a hit apiece, and Brenna Maguire took the loss allowing five earned runs on nine hits.
In game one, Doane scored two runs in the bottom of the third, then added four more in the bottom of the fourth to pull away for the victory. The Tigers roughed up NWU starter Alysia Wittmaack for 12 hits and took advantage of two NWU errors.
The Prairie Wolves managed just three hits in game one, and Baillee Holt had the only RBI.
NWU will be right back in action on Wednesday (Mar. 25) when they travel to Indianola, Iowa to take on Simpson College.