Columbia College softball splits doubleheader with Park

Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 10:42 p.m. CDT; updated 10:51 p.m. CDT, Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Columbia College softball team fell to Park University in the first game and won the second in a doubleheader Saturday in Parkville, Mo.

Freshman Tiffany Urwiler started for the Cougars, allowing eight hits and four earned runs in 4.2 innings. Freshman Amber Boehme relieved Urwiler in the fifth inning to pitch for the remainder of the first game, allowing just one hit and zero earned runs.

Sophomore Taylor Atwood led the offense with two hits, and juniors Marli Hayes and Whitni Howell each had one hit. Columbia College remained scoreless in the first game, losing 4-0.

Boehme pitched 6.1 innings for the Cougars in the second game, allowing 10 hits and six earned runs. Urwiler finished out the game, allowing two hits and zero earned runs.

Atwood had three hits, including a double, and one run in the game. Hayes had two hits also, including a double. Senior Karina Veit added two hits and two runs as well, including a triple. Sophomore Maria Imhoff also hit a triple.

The Cougars won the second game, 8-6. The results of the doubleheader brought their overall record to 18-17 and their American Midwest Conference record to 12-4.

Columbia College will return to Columbia on Monday to face Benedictine University (Ill.) in a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. at Cosmopolitan Park's Antimi Black Field.

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