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04.19.13 | W Softball

Baker Wins Fifth Straight

Erin Greenwood picked up another shutout victory on Friday Erin Greenwood picked up another shutout victory on Friday

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University softball team picked up its second straight Heart of America Athletic Conference sweep on Friday afternoon in a 4-0 shutout victory in game one and 3-1 win in game two to improve to 20-10 and 12-4 in the HAAC.

The Eagles fell to 5-23 and 2-16 in the conference and have lost 13 of its last 15 games. Baker will now travel to Shawnee, Okla., to take on Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday, Apr. 20 at 1 and 3 p.m.

In game one, Erin Greenwood threw another complete game shutout and allowed just six hits.

For Avila, Jennifer Hammonds got the start and threw well, allowing just five Baker hits and three earned runs.

Those four hits came from Alyse Menghini who went 2-for-3, Summer Kelley went 1-for-2, Frankie Farrant went 1-for-3 and Tara Chumley had a 1-for-2 day.

The Wildcats scored their runs in the second, third and fourth innings. The first run came on a double by Menghini that she actually scored on, as she scored on an error by second baseman Jennifer Elliot.

In the third, Chumley led off with a single to right field, then Ilona Miller reached on an error and Renata Dill was hit by a pitch.

With the bases loaded, Menghini came up and hit a single to right field that scored Miller and Chumley.

In game two, Mallorie Nelson got the win after throwing a complete game. She allowed just one run that came in the first inning and just five hits.

The Wildcats had nine hits and three 'Cats had multi-hit games, Dill went 2-for-3, Kelley went 2-for-3 as did Nelson.

Baker scored two in the second and added one more for insurance in the sixth. Menghini led things off with a double to left-centerfield, then Mallorie Nelson bunted for a hit and MaKayla Greeve then came in and knocked both runs in with a double to centerfield.

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