ELSAH, IL- The Hornets got back on the winning track yesterday as they defeated the Panthers of Principia College 6-0 and 12-10.

GAME ONE: HARRIS-STOWE (6) PRINCIPIA (0)

HSSU took control in game one, scoring four runs in the top of the 4th to take their first lead of the game.

Cassidy Williams (JR/Olive Branch, MS) singled to the infield that led to an error and Ariel Lipe (SR/Ellington, Missouri) scoring to make it 1-0. Courtney Norris (SR/St. Louis, Missouri) had a base clearing triple to score Mallory Pappert (SR/Affton, MO) and Williams to extend their lead to 3-0. Daylon Brooks (SO/Las Vegas, Nevada ) picked up the final RBI of the inning when she grounded out to second base to drive Norris home.

Harris-Stowe tacked on two more runs in the top of the 7th inning when Mallory Pappert hit a single to the outfield and sent Emily Lavine (SR/St. Louis, Missouri) and Sophia Chamberlain (JR/Bakersfield, CA) across the plate for their 6-0 win.

Sophia Chamberlain pitched a complete 7.0 innings while striking out 6 and allowing just 3 hits.

GAME TWO: HARRIS-STOWE (12) PRINCIPIA (10)

The second game was a different story for the Hornets as the Panthers racked up 10 runs in the 8 inning game.

HSSU put themselves on the board in the top of the third when Ariel Lipe, Mallory Pappert, and Cassidy Williams all had RBI hits to drive in a run each.

Harris-Stowe's lead was threatened in the bottom 4th when Principia plated two runs to cut their deficit to 3-2. The Panthers would score another run in the bottom of the 6th to tie the game at 3-3.

In the top of the 7th inning, Harris-Stowe flexed their bats to score four runs and take a 7-3 lead.

Mallory Pappert had the big hit of the inning with a 3 RBI double to clear the bases. Cassidy Williams then stepped to the plate and drove Pappert home with an RBI single.

Principia answered right back with four runs of their own to tie the game back up at 7-7.

Harris-Stowe came out victorious in the 8th inning as Adrianna Nelson (FR/Memphis, TN), Ariel Lipe, Emily Lavine, Daylon Brooks, and Mallory Pappert all scored to eventually give HSSU the 12-10 win.

Sophia Chamberlain got the start for game two going 4.0 innings with 3 strikeouts and 6 hits.  Courtney Norris gets credited with the win as she went 4.0 innings with 5 strikeouts.

With the wins, Harris-Stowe moves to 6-13 overall. They will be back in action when they travel to Missouri Baptist University for a DH on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m.

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