Softball shuts out Colonels

Story by Bryan Edwards, Staff writer

 

Senior pitcher Mason Robinson pitched a shutout in the Racers’ win over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 3-0 in the first game of their double header.

The second game was canceled because of weather concerns and will not be rescheduled.

Head Coach Kara Amundson said she was happy with the win but also said the team could’ve capitalized more on offense.

“We had a few different opportunities on offense to score a few more runs,” Amundson said. “We were happy to get the win, but we could’ve done better hitting the ball.”

Robinson recorded her 17th victory of the season as the Racers No. 1 pitcher, while only giving up three hits with five strikeouts in the contest.

Amundson said Robinson pitched a great game and has been strong all season.

“She has really attacked the zone and gave our defense an opportunity to make good plays behind her,” Amundson said. “She doesn’t mess around and she is really easy to play behind. She’s been doing this for four years and she knows what is expected of her when she steps on the field.”

Following a double by sophomore infielder Brenna Finck, senior infielder Jessica Twaddle and senior catcher Jocelynn Rodgers powered the Racers to the 3-0 lead with back-to-back home runs.

The three-run third inning from the Racers was all Robinson needed to shut down the EKU offense for the remainder of the game.

Senior outfielder Cayla Levins led the Racers in hitting, going 2-for-2.

The win moves the Racers to 25-9 for the year and gets them over .500 in OVC play with a 2-1 record.

After facing Western Kentucky yesterday, the Racers will move on to Jacksonville State at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 in Jacksonville, Alabama.