Solo home runs by Lauren Mabe and Carlie Rose gave the 20th-ranked Jennies all the offense they would need in a 2-1 win over ninth-ranked Augustana on Saturday morning at Bowden Field. With the win, the Jennies sweep the best-of-three Super Regional series and advance to the Division II World Series for the first time since 1994.
The Jennies (49-14) tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the second when Lauren Mabe belted a two-two pitch over the fence in right for a leadoff home run.
Rose gave the Jennies a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth when she lifted a three-one pitch high over the wall in left for the Jennies’ second homer of the game.
Katie Shockley had another solid outing, allowing just one run on six hits in a complete-game effort. In the two games of the Super Regional she allowed one run on 10 hits in 14 innings of work against the high-powered Augie offense.
The No. 1 ranked University of Missouri-St. Louis softball team fell short of a trip to the NCAA DII Softball Championships for the second straight year as No. 10 ranked Indianapolis defeated the Tritons twice on Saturday, capturing the best of three games series in the Midwest Super Regional.
The Tritons recorded a 2-1 decision in the Friday’s game one, but saw the Greyhounds even the series at 1-1 with a 6-0 victory in the today’s first game before earning the regional title with a 7-3 win in the nightcap.
UMSL ends its season with a 48-8 record.