CARTHAGE, Mo. - After dropping a 4-2 decision to Iowa Western Community College Sunday morning, Northeastern A&M's seventh-ranked Lady Norse completed the two-day Crowder College Carthage Bash with a 9-1 victory over East Central Community College.
While winning four of five games played during the bash, coach Eric Iverson's Lady Norse are 19-4 on the season. After a five-day break for spring break, the Lady Norse travel to Midwest City this Saturday for a 2 p.m. Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference double-header with Rose State College. The Lady Norse are a perfect 6-0 in the conference.
East Central's only run of the game occurred in the top of the first inning against NEO starter Alex Gilley. Consecutive singles by Amber Odom, Chloe Galati and Grace Fritz gave the Lady Falcons (10-9) their only lead.
NEO responded with two runs in the bottom of the second inning on a two-run single by Lyndie Fluman.
Brittnay Watson added an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning for a 3-1 Lady Norse lead.
During a four-run fourth inning, Fluman contributed an RBI while Alicia Eger added a two RBI single and Candice Monigold hit an RBI single.
The Lady Norse ended the game because of the eight-run rule with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Watson and Eger delivered RBI singles to end the game.
Fluman and Watson collected two hits each to pace the nine-hit Lady Norse offense.
Gulley allowed only three hits while striking out seven
Iowa Western 4, NEO 2
A three-run fifth inning carried the Iowa Western Reivers to a 4-2 upset over the Lady Norse in Sunday's first game.
With one out in the top of the second inning, the Reivers (16-9) reached NEO starter Gilley for a run on a single by Vanessa Molina and a RBI double by Daleigh Fosser.
After walks to Jena Gonzales and Joselyn Sakagochi in the top of the fifth inning, Taylor Jonas hit a three-run homer to give the Reivers a 4-0 cushion.
Monigold collected an RBI for the Lady Norse in the bottom of the fifth inning and Nicole Workman drove in a run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Courtney Clark, Monigold and Workman each had two hits to lead NEO.
NEO 11, Butler, Kan. 8
Two four-run innings carried the Lady Norse to an 11-8 victory in the final game Saturday against the Grizzlies of Butler (Kan.) Community College.
A two-out single by Kaitlyn Wolken and a home run by Mac Millspaugh gave the Butler Grizzlies (12-12) a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning.
Fluman walked to start a four-run third inning for NEO. After Clark singled, Fluman scored on a double by Sullivan. Workman singled scoring both Clark and Sullivan before Watson singled scoring pinch runner Haiden Rowland for a 4-2 cushion.
Doubles by Sullivan, Watson and Walters along with a single by Clark increased the Lady Norse lead to 8-2 in the top of the fourth inning.
Consecutive singles by Pogue, Fluman and Clark boosted NEO to a 10-2 advantage in the fifth inning.
The Grizzlies responded with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning on a single by Kaitlyn Buck and a RBI double by Alyssa Aguilar for a 10-3 deficit.
Ashley Malone blasted a solo home run to start a five-run rally by Butler in the bottom of the sixth inning. Singles by Wolken and Buck, along with a two-run double by Millspaugh, fueled the Grizzlies comeback.
NEO's final run came in the top of the seventh on a single by Walters and a RBI double by Workman.
Sullivan led the Lady Norse 14-hit barrage with two doubles and a single while Clark added three singles.
NEO 10, MCC-Maple Woods, Mo. 0
Sophomore right-handes Shelbie Wagnon and Kylee Cole combined to scatter six hits to lead the Lady Norse to a 10-0 shutout in five innings in Saturday's second game over the Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Monarchs (3-12).
Wagnon allowed all the hits in 4.1 innings of work while striking out two and walking one. Cole induced the final two outs.
Doubles by Watson and Workman sandwiched around a RBI single by Candice Monigold gave the Lady Norse a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
Watson walked and Clark singled to start a six-run rally in the bottom of the third for NEO. After Monigold reached on an error to fill the bases, Sullivan doubled, scoring both Watson and Clark. Consecutive singles by Workman, Alicia Eger, Megan Higgins and Megan Robinson continued the merry-go-round for NEO on the base paths to create an 8-0 cushion.
Singles by Sullivan, Shanna Johnson and Rachel Allington along with a two-run double by Workman closed out the scoring in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Workman led NEO's 12-hit attack with two singles and a double while Eger and Sullivan added two singles each.
NEO 8, Indian Hills, Iowa 4
A five-run third inning carried the Lady Norse to an 8-4 victory in the first game Saturday over the Lady Indians of Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College.
The Lady Norse built a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning after walks to Courtney Clark and Megan Sullivan and a RBI single to right by Nicole Workman.
Indian Hills (6-10) rallied to grab a 2-1 lead in the top of the second inning. With one out Liz Cason walked and Hiliary Pennington followed with a two-run homer off Workman to left-center field.
Sending nine batters to the plate in the third inning, NEO exploded for five runs on three hits. Back-to-back home runs by Sullivan and Workman started the outburst. After Allyson Pogue walked, Emily Walters reached on a fielder's choice. Jamie King followed with an RBI single scoring Walters before Lyndie Fluman walked. Both King and Fluman scored on a single to left by Clark for a 6-2 NEO lead.
Consecutive singles by Pennington, Carie Hudson and Karlee Dale gave Indian Hills a run in the top of the fourth inning.
Solo homers by Sullivan and Watson produced an 8-3 Lady Norse cushion in the bottom of the fourth inning.
With one out in the top of the seventh inning, the Lady Indians received consecutive singles by Hannah Washburn, Jenna Wolfe and Cason to score the final run.
Sullivan's two home runs and the homer and single by Workman along with two singles by King paced the Lady Norse nine-hit offense.