SMYRNA, Tenn.—The No. 14 UIndy softball group opened the annual Music Metropolis Invitational Saturday with a pair of wins, downing in-region foes Purdue-Northwest and Davenport in consecutive video games. The highpoint got here when sophomore Megan Nichols delivered an extra-inning walkoff triple to raise the Greyhounds to a 2-1 win in recreation one.
GAME 1 | 14 UIndy 2, Purdue-Northwest 1 (8 innings)
Locked in a 1-1 stalemate by way of the regulation seven innings, the Hounds wanted some clutch performs within the eighth to maintain the rating tied and in the end earn the victory.
With the extra-inning tiebreaker rule in place (i.e. a runner at second base to start out the inning), UIndy minimize down the potential go-ahead run for the primary out of the highest of the eighth. Later a stroll and an error made it second and third earlier than ace Kenzee Smith notched her twelfth and closing strikeout sufferer of the day to finish the risk.
Nichols wasted little time, main off the underside of the eighth with the timeliest of triples, scoring Jacelyn Calvin from second with the sport winner.
MEG NICHOLS WITH THE WALK OFF IN THE BOTTOM OF THE 8TH! ?????? pic.twitter.com/HsypNOx3Xn
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Smith went the gap within the circle to maneuver to 4-1 on the yr. Her allowed simply 5 hits and one run, whereas her 12 Ks marked a season excessive.
UIndy scored its earlier run means again within the backside of the primary when Lex Rees plated Shelby Cook dinner with a two-out single.
GAME 2 | 14 UIndy 8, Davenport 1
Stats and particulars to return when accessible.
UIndy stays within the Music Metropolis for 2 extra contests on Sunday, dealing with Parkside at midday Jap adopted instantly by a matchup versus Harding.