YANKTON, S.D. – The Midland University softball team broke free from a six-game losing streak for a 4-0 win at Mount Marty College on Thursday evening. The Lancers bounced back from the loss with a 2-1 walkoff win over the Lady Warriors to split the doubleheader.
Skyler Peterson (9-12) tossed her sixth complete game of the season in the Game 1 win. She allowed just five hits over 7.0 IP while striking out four batters for her first shutout of the year.
Bailey Hartman‘s RBI-single in the third inning provided Peterson with all the run support she would need in the ballgame. Hannah Wolzen added an insurance run with a single in the sixth inning and Kaitlin Anders made it a 4-0 contest with a two-run homer in the seventh.
Anders has been red hot for Midland over the past month and is batting .561 (23-for-41) with five extra-base hits and 13 RBI over her last 14 games.
The Warriors and Lancer played five scoreless innings in Game 2 before Tammie Yoshimori‘s RBI-single in the sixth gave MU a 1-0 lead in hopes of a series sweep.
Mount Marty responded with a two-out RBI in the bottom of the sixth frame to tie the game at 1-1.
After a scoreless top half of the seventh for Midland, the Lancers proceeded to record three of their five hits in the game and walkoff with a 2-1 victory.
Renee Ramirez received a no decision in her starting effort. She allowed two runs on just three hits over 6.1 IP. Peterson was charged with the loss after allowing the game-winning run to score in the seventh inning.
Madie Nelson went 2-for-3 at the plate in the loss for Midland.
MU concludes the day with a record of 13-19 (3-7 GPAC).
The Lady Warriors open a six-game home stand against Concordia University on Tuesday in Fremont. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. at Christensen Field.