The Cowboys start off their 10 game home stand in Allie P. Reynolds with a 7-3 win against the Missouri State Bears.
The Cowboy bats were hot again on Tuesday evening.
After getting behind 2-0 in the bottom of the second, the Cowboys bounced right back to make it 2-2 in the bottom of the third. Jacob Chappell hit a sacrifice bunt to advance Michael Neustifter to third and another sacrifice bunt by Ryan Cash got Neustifter home to make it 2-1. Then an RBI by Colin Simpson got Garrett McCain across after McCain and Garrett Benge both walked earlier in the inning.
in the bottom of fourth, this happened:
Congrats to Neustifter on the first career homer all the way to Cowgirl Softball Complex with Andrew Rosa on base!
Garrett Benge hit a 2-RBI double to right center field to make the score 6-2 Cowboys.
A solo homerun by Missouri State’s Hunter Steinmetz in the top of the fifth cut the Cowboy lead to 7-3.
Neustifter continued his day with a RBI in the seventh to make the lead 7-3.
After giving up two runs and three hits after two innings starting pitcher Joe Lienhard was done for the night and Carson Teel went in. Teel pitched the rest of the game and ended with a career-high 10 strikeouts - the most of any Cowboy pitcher this season. Teel only gave up six hits and one run. Meanwhile, the Missouri State pitching staff went through three pitchers with Nate Witherspoon earning the loss. Witherspoon ended the night with five hits and five runs surrendered.
Next up the Cowboys will face South Dakota State for a weekend series to continue the home stand at Allie P. Let’s hope the Cowboys can continue to hit the ball and play some defense.