No. 19 WBC Takes Two from Stars
Softball - Fri, Apr. 14, 2017
News Photo
Game 1
5 Innings
Game 2
6 Innings
(19)Williams Baptist College
Final - Game 112345RHE
Williams Baptist (Ark.) (22-7 (AMC 15-2))0180312160
Stephens College (9-26 (AMC 2-15))00010141
Columbia, MO
Williams Baptist (Ark.)PitchingStephens College
Rogers, RyleeWinner-
-Loser Carlisle, Miranda
Williams Baptist (Ark.)Indv. StatsStephens College
2 Players (#2,#23)Doubles None
NoneTriples None
2 Players (#7,#21)Home Runs None
Final - Game 2123456RHE
Williams Baptist (Ark.) ( 23-7 (AMC 16-2))34400516201
Stephens College ( 9-27 (AMC 2-16))004002686
Columbia, MO
Williams Baptist (Ark.)PitchingStephens College
Totty, CatWinner-
-Loser Kelly, Emma
Williams Baptist (Ark.)Indv. StatsStephens College
2 Players (#21,#32)Doubles #16 Dooley, Sarah
NoneTriples None
NoneHome Runs None

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Stephens College softball team dropped two games to 19th-ranked Williams Baptist College Friday afternoon. WBC won game one 12-1 in five innings before taking game two 16-6 in six innings. The Stars drop to 9-27 on the season, 2-16 in conference. WBC extends their winning streak to 10 games and holds a 16-2 conference record. 

Game One

WBC put up one run in the second inning and eight in the third to take a 9-0 lead halfway through the game.

After a WBC pitching change to start the bottom of the fourth, Jessica Kane (SR/Waynesville, Mo.) led off with a single through the hole. She was moved to third on Bernadette Willis (SR/Johnston, Iowa)' single and brought home on Jamie Martin (SR/Hartsburg, Mo.)'s one out single to plate the Stars' one and only run of the game.

WBC scored three more in the fifth inning and two Stars' runners were left stranded in the bottom of the inning to end the game early, 9-1.

Miranda Carlisle (SR/O'Fallon, Mo.) (5-14) was credited with the loss. She pitched the complete game and struck out one.

Martin connected with two at the plate to go 2-for-2 in the game with one RBI.  


Game Two

WBC connected on seven hits and scored 11 runs in their first three innings to take an 11-0 lead in game two.

WBC changed out pitchers to begin the bottom of the third and the Stars offense took full advantage. As lead-off, Sarah Dooley (JR/Plevna, Mo.) singled through the short stop hole, followed by an Alexa Ochoa (JR/Waynesville, Mo.) single to center field. Kane then singled to move everyone over a base, loading them for up Monica Nakamatsu (SR/Sunnyvale, Calif.) to step up to the plate. Nakamatsu followed suit with a single, scoring Dooley and Ochoa. With runners at first and second and no outs, Willis singled to right field, scoring Kane and rounding Nakamatsu to third. Katie Dowdy (SR/San Diego, Calif.) grounded out to third for the Stars' first out, but Willis moved to second to have runners on second and third. Martin then grounded out to first, but Nakamatsu was able to cross home plate on the throw to give the Stars four runs. The WBC defense was able to grab the final out on a ground out to second, ending the scoring for the Stars at four.

The next two innings were scoreless for both teams as the defenses held strong, but WBC plated five more runs in the top of the sixth to take a 16-4 lead.

WBC made their second pitching change of the game to start the bottom of the sixth inning. Dowdy reached on an error to lead off. Martin flied out to left field to give the Stars their first out, but Heaton followed up with a single just over second base to move Dowdy to third. Heaton moved to second on Amanda Diaz (SR/Chula Vista, Calif.)'s ground out, leaving two runners in scoring position. With two outs and an 0-1 count, Dooley connected on a double to the left-center fence, bringing home Dowdy and Heaton to score the fifth and sixth runs. The final out of the game came on a pop out to short, ending with a 16-6 score.

Emma Kelly (FR/Hartsburg, Mo.) (4-12) grabbed the loss after pitching the first 2.0 innings. Dowdy pitched the final 4.0 innings and faced 26 batters.

The Stars produced eight hits in the game. Dooley went 2-for-3 from the plate with a double, two RBI and a run scored. Heaton also went 2-for-3 with a run scored.


The Stars look to celebrate senior day on Tuesday, April 18, with a home doubleheader versus St. Louis College of Pharmacy. First pitch is thrown at 2:00 pm. 

Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AMC: 0-0