GREENWOOD, Ark.---Connors State sustained two one-run heartbreaking losses to 17th-ranked Crowder College, 9-8 and 5-4 in non-conference softball play Saturday.
In the opener the Cowgirls (2-5) lost when an error cost them, resulting in a loss which broke an 8-8 deadlock in the seventh.
Morgan Britt collected four hits to lead Connors' 12-hit attack, singling in the first, fourth and sixth with a double in the third.
Connors took an early lead in the first with a run, with Crowder scoring four in its half of the first. Cowgirls battled back with one in the second and three in third to take a 5-4 lead.
Britt and Kyzia Whisenhunt had the big bats in the third inning driving in runs.
Medlin started in the circle for the Cowgirls going 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven.
In the nightcap the Cowgirls led 4-1 going into the top of the sixth when Crowder rallied with four runs n their half to capture the victory. CSC was held scoreless in the seventh.
Wildcat opened in the circle for CSC going six innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and striking out one.
In the twin bill Britt was 7-for-8 at the plate, scoring two runs with four RBIs and a double.
Frazier was also 7-for-8 at the plate, scoring two runs with three RBIs and two doubles on the day.
Cowgirls will return to action on Feb. 25th with a doubleheader at Trinity Valley Texas.
CROWDER 9-5, CONNORS STATE 8-4
Connors 113 101 1—8 12 2
Crowder 400 0041—9 11 0
L-Medlin (1-3) and Frazier. W-Buffington and Jackson. HR-Medlin, Castle. 2B-Britt, Frazier. 3B-Mayberry.
Connors 100 201 0—4 11 1
Crowder 010 004 x—5 8 1
L—Wildcat (1-2) and Frazier. W—Ward, Buffington and Ferrell, Jackson. 2B—Castle, Frazier; Moreno. HR—Mayberry.