The North Central Missouri College softball team received a brilliant pitching performance in Game 1 of a Tuesday afternoon doubleheader at Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa, as Allison Hilsabeck fired a five hitter in a 4-1 victory, the Lady Pirates 24th triumph of the season.
NCMC had a two-run home run by TeriAnna Mohler, a run scored and sacrifice fly from McKinley Hurley, a triple from Courtney Seymour, and a run scored by Bethany Jacobsen.
Hilsabeck threw a complete game five-hitter, giving up one run (in the 5th inning) and five hits, with one strikeout and one walk. Hilsabeck improves to 9-3 on the season.
The host Lady Spartans got to the North Central pitching staff in the second game, scoring 4 runs in the third inning and six more in the fourth, in a 14-11 victory. NCMC made a 7th inning surge at Southwestern, but needing six runs to extend the game, the Lady Pirates scored only three.
Jessica Stupar took the loss to fall to 11-7. She gave up seven hits and eight runs in 3 1/3 innings. TeriAnna Mohler pitched the final 3 2/3 frames for the Lady Pirates, giving up seven runs on seven base hits.
For the NCMC offense, Brookfield native Jaclyn Weydert had a home run, Mohler contributed a triple, Hurley had two stolen bases and two hits, including a double, with two runs scored, while Seymour was 3 for 4, with two runs scored and two RBI’s.
The Lady Pirates will travel back to Iowa on Thursday afternoon, swinging over to Lamoni to take on the Graceland University JV, with first pitch times slated for 2 and 4 o’clock. The Lady Pirates season record now sits at 24-12.