Homers Power Cats Past
With the victory,
Callista Balko went 2-for-2 with four RBI, as she homered twice for the Wildcats, including a shot to left to prompt the run rule. Balko’s first blast, ignited the UA offense in the second inning for its initial two runs of the contest.
Kristie Fox, who notched a pair of RBI hits, clubbed her third home run of the year to tie Balko for the team lead, to double UA’s lead to a 4-0 margin in the third inning.
In the fourth, K’Lee Arredondo made
Up 6-3 in the sixth, Jenae Leles followed a Fox RBI base knock by going deep for the second day in a row. Chelsie Mesa followed Leles’ bomb with a triple and would score on an RBI single by Laine Roth. That set the stage for Balko, who ended the contest with her second home run of the evening.
Taryne Mowatt (4-2) earned the victory, striking out seven Cavs while allowing three runs on four hits in six innings of work.
Cats Use Six-Run Frame to Come Back and Defeat MTSU
The Blue Raiders used a pair of solo home runs and a suicide squeeze to take a 3-1 advantage over the fourth-ranked Wildcats and appeared to be in control of the game.
Jenae Leles led off the sixth for
Mowatt would remain in the game to toss the final two innings of a game Sarah Akamine (4-0) started, as the two hurlers combined to strike out 11 Blue Raiders in a win that propelled
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