Pioneers begin with 2 losses

Pioneers begin with 2 losses

WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville softball team began the 2017 season with two losses at Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri Saturday. The Tigers won the opener 8-0 and the nightcap 9-1.

Emily Woodford had two of the Pioneers' three hits in the first game, as Webster's Morgan Mansur threw a shutout.  The Tigers scored seven runs in the first inning in a game ended in the fifth by the eight-run rule.
Game two was also a five-inning contest, but a much closer affair. The Pioneers tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the fifth before the Tigers put up eight runs in the bottom of the inning to end the game. LaRissa O'Kimosh scored UW-Platteville's first run of the year, hitting a single and eventually coming home on an error.
First-year Coach Andie Varsho takes her Pioneers back on the field Sunday to play two games at Westminster, Missouri. 

Written by: Paul Erickson, Director, UW-Platteville Communications, 608.342.1194, pr@uwplatt.edu