COLUMBIA — Andrea Drake, a sophomore second baseman on the Hickman softball team, finished what she started Tuesday in the Kewpies 5-1 victory over visiting Southern Boone.
Drake tied the game at 1 in the first inning when she drove in freshman center fielder Sydney Washington. Later in the fifth, Drake hit her second home run of the season.
“After the tourney, I was sort of in a drought,” Drake said. “I needed this game to get me out of that.”
The game wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Kewpies defense. In the top of the fifth, senior pitcher Amy Johanning hit an Eagles batter to load the bases with no outs. However, with the help of her infield, Johanning got out of the jam with no runs allowed.
“That’s huge for the defense,” Hickman coach Courtney Haskell said. “When the defense does things like that, it gets the offense going.”
The win improved the Kewpies to 6-1.
“These wins get us more confident that we can actually do something this season,” Drake said.
The Kewpies play Sullivan at 10 a.m. Saturday at Antimi Field in Cosmopolitan Park.