The Columbia College softball team split a doubleheader against Harris-Stowe State on Friday in St. Louis.
Freshman pitcher Amber Boehme allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits in two innings. Freshman Tiffany Urwiler took over in the third inning, allowing only two hits for the rest of the game.
Sophomore Taylor Atwood's single in the fourth inning scored junior Marli Hayes and was the Cougars' only RBI of the first game.
Columbia scored two runs in the top of the fourth to bring the final score to 4-2. The loss was the Cougars' first defeat in the American Midwest Conference this season.
Atwood, sophomore Jessica Hardy and senior Chelsie Crain started game two with RBI singles in the first inning. Junior Whitni Howell's RBI triple, Crain's RBI double and Hardy's second RBI single in the third inning added three more runs. With the help of Crain's two-run double in the fourth inning, the Cougars added five runs to bring the final score to 11-0.
Urwiler allowed only two hits in the five-inning game. Crain had three hits and three RBI, and both Hardy and junior Kristin Eiken each had two hits and two runs.
The games brought the Cougars' record to 12-13 overall and 7-1 in the AMC. They return to Columbia on Saturday to host No. 5 Williams Baptist College in a doubleheader at Antimi Black Field.