Tigers Fall in Finale
The Tiger softball team completed the regular season on Saturday afternoon at GPAC champion Morningside College. Doane dropped both games of the doubleheader, falling 8-3 and 3-0.
Game One (L 3-8)
Morningside picked up their eight runs over a three inning stretch to top the Tigers.
In the second inning, the Mustangs plated a pair of runs on a two-run home run. In the third, they scored three unearned runs following a Doane error.
The Tigers battled back with three runs in the fourth. Brooke Sampson delivered a three-run homer to bring in Kara Riesen and Shelby Mendlik.
Morningside came back with three runs in the bottom of the fourth to close out the scoring and take away the momentum the Tigers built in the top of the inning. The Tigers had the lead-off batter on base the next two innings but were unable to take advantage.
Kylie Garrett took the loss, allowing eight runs, five earned, and 11 hits over 3.2 innings. Megan Wingate threw 2.1 perfect innings.
At the plate, Doane finished with five hits, two off the bat of Christy Kobza. Sampson had all three RBIs for the Tigers.
Game Two (L 0-3)
Morningside scored their three runs in the first two innings and held on for the victory.
Doane received a strong pitching performance for the second straight day from Jenna Alswager. After throwing a near perfect game, Alswager limited the GPAC's top team to eight hits and three runs over six innings.
The Tiger bats collected six hits, two from Deidre Cardoza.
Doane will play in the GPAC Tournament beginning on May 5 with the opponent to be named after the final GPAC games on Monday afternoon.