Conway, AR – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor softball team dominated Ozarks University 12-0 Friday afternoon in Conway. The win improved the Cru to 17-12 on the season and 12-10 in American Southwest Conference action while Ozarks fell to 3-26 overall and 2-20 in conference play. The win also marked Head Coach Larry Hennig's 100th win at UMHB.
Kourtney Bevers hit a two-RBI single in the top of the second to give UMHB its first runs of the day, scoring Dayton Kunz and Victoria Gomez. Jordan Banta and Janie Neyland each punched in a run with RBI singles while Leah Brown hit a two-RBI single for a 6-0 Cru lead. Dayton Kunz then drove in two runners with a triple to give UMHB an 8-0 lead after two. Bevers opened the top of the third inning with a home run, followed by an RBI fielder's choice from Brown and an RBI single from Gomez for an 11-0 lead at the end of the third. Bevers tacked on one more run in the bottom of the fourth, stealing home plate for a 12-0 lead.
Janie Neyland led the Cru with three hits while three other Crusaders recorded two. Brown and Bevers led the team with three RBI each as six Crusaders drove in runs for UMHB. Bevers also led the team with three runs while Chandler Henson and Gomez each added two. Rebekah Ragsdale earned the shutout win in the circle for the Cru, allowing one hit. UMHB totaled 12 runs on 13 hits with no errors while the Eagles had one hit and two errors.
The Cru returns to action tomorrow in a 12 p.m. doubleheader against the Eagles in Conway. UMHB returns to home action Friday, April 11th in a 4 p.m. doubleheader with Louisiana College.