KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Butler softball team extended its winning streak to nine games with a pair of road wins over MCC-Maple Woods on Saturday.
Butler pounded the Monarchs in the opener, winning 10-2 in five innings. In Game 2, the Grizzlies earned the doubleheader sweep with a 2-0 victory.
Butler (13-10 overall, 4-2 Jayhawk West) plays 10 games over the next seven days, beginning with a 4 p.m. home doubleheader against Southeast Nebraska on Monday. The Grizzlies then travel to Dodge City on Tuesday and Barton on Thursday for a pair of road doubleheaders before returning home to host four games in the BUCO Bash this weekend.
Game 1 – Butler 10, MCC-Maple Woods 2 (5 innings)
Butler scored 10 runs on 10 hits – including a six-run fourth inning to take Saturday's opener.
Aujanae McCoy was a perfect 4-for-4 from the plate with two stolen bases, a run scored and one RBI, while Haylee Lorenz went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI. Gracie Bogle went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.
Freshman righthander Jenny Hittinger earned the win, allowing just two runs – both unearned – on three hits while striking out six in five innings.
Game 2 – Butler 2, MCC-Maple Woods 0
The Grizzlies managed just five hits off Maple Woods starter Jordyn Tieman, but the two-run edge was enough as the Monarchs failed to score.
Freshman pitcher Kaelah McMullin received the win, pitching a complete-game four-hit shutout while striking out five batters.