Aces softball heads to Valparaiso


Aces face Crusaders in 3-game set

Missouri Valley Conference play continues for the University of Evansville softball team as they remain on the road this weekend for a 3-game series at Valparaiso.

On Wednesday, the University of Evansville softball team halted an 8-game losing streak as they defeated Indiana State by a 6-2 final in the second game of a doubleheader in Terre Haute.

Evansville plated two runs in the first inning before two more scored in the top half of the sixth when pitcher Jaime Nurrenbern hit a 2-RBI single.  After Indiana State plated two in the bottom of the sixth, UE put the icing on the cake with a pair of runs coming from a Morgan Florey single that made it the final of 6-2.  Nurrenbern earned the second win of her career, going the distance while allowing seven hits and just two runs, one of which was earned.

In the opener against the Sycamores, the Aces received solo home runs from Lindsay Renneisen and McKenzie Johnson, but a 4-spot by ISU in the bottom of the 5th was the difference in a 6-3 win.

Eryn Gould notched four hits in seven at-bats against ISU while Lindsay Renneisen was 3-6 in the doubleheader with two runs scored.

Valparaiso starts the weekend at 17-19 and are 4-10 in MVC play.  Morgan Matalin paces VU with a .297 batting average while Taylor Lawson checks in at .286 while scoring a team-best 24 runs.  Jaymee Lawton provides the power numbers, hitting 10 home runs while notching 29 RBI.  Kenzie Grossman has a 1.78 ERA in the circle to go along with 10 wins on the season.


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