Pitching Near Perfect in Sweep
Doane will enter the GPAC Tournament later this week on a nice win streak after pulling off a sweep of Northwestern College on Monday afternoon. The Tiger pitching staff threw 14 shutout innings to run the win streak to three games and five of their last six. They know that the road through the conference will not be easy but confidence is on the side of the Tigers.
In game one, Joy Vasa and Jennifer Liddell combined for a 5-0 victory. The duo held Northwestern to four hits while striking out four batters. Vasa picked up the win to improve to 8-7 on the season while lowering her ERA to 2.21.
Offensively, Kristin Schmidt had two hits and two RBIs for Doane. They finished with seven hits in the game. Whitney Poole, Amber Remmers and Pamela Masker added RBI hits.
In game two, Megan Steele had a near perfect game as she allowed only one hit in a 6-0 victory. The one hit allowed came with two outs in the fifth inning and was the only base runner for Northwestern in the game.
At the plate, Amber Remmers went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored. Amanda Henry had a pinch hit, two-run single in the sixth. Doane had 11 hits and combined to hit for the cycle.
Five Tiger seniors played their final home games on the evening. Amy Hamik, Pamela Masker, Stephanie Mosley, Megan Steele and Joy Vasa will wrap up their careers with three straight 20+ win seasons.
The Tigers will play at Hastings in the GPAC Tournament. Their opponent will be announced later this week, first pitch currently set for 2:00 PM. The tournament games can be heard on the Tiger Sports Network.