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MX News Update 2024


Softball ends season with 7-3 loss at the OVC championships

PEORIA, Ill. – Lindenwood softball (25-25, 13-14 OVC) concluded their 2024 season with a 7-3 loss to #7 Tennessee Tech (23-22, 12-13 OVC) at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships in Peoria, Illinois.

In her last match in a Lindenwood uniform, Amanda Weyh (L, 15-9) started the game pitching four innings and allowing five runs on seven hits with four strikeouts. She held the Golden Eagles for four straight scoreless innings before the fifth.

On the plate, Lindenwood produced six hits and scored three runs. Mya Bethany continued her hot hitting to end the season (four-game hitting streak) with a 2-4 performance with two RBI. Chloe Honchar also added an RBI single in her final game for Lindenwood.

Weyh started the morning well with two strikeouts in the top of the first inning. LU also had a chance to strike in the bottom of the inning with two runners on, but winning pitcher Payton Wagner (W, 9-4) got out of trouble.

After another great inning from Weyh in the second, Lindenwood scored their first run of the ballgame with a groundout by Bethany to give the home team. Morgan Gersch. Honchar grounded out to end the second with two runners in scoring position.

Lindenwood’s defense helped Weyh get out of two jams in the third and fourth innings. TTU had the bases loaded in the third, but Weyh struckout to get out. Lindenwood then recorded back-to-back outs in the fourth with runners on second and third base to keep the game scoreless.

Tennessee Tech took control of the game in the fifth inning after six runs were scored. Weyh allowed three straight hits to start the inning before walking for the first run. After an RBI single that put the Golden Eagles up 2-1, Avery Wapp replaced Weyh on the mound. TTU scored four more points on Wapp to increase the lead to 6-1. They also scored a run in the top of the sixth inning

Lindenwood’s offense struggled until the seventh inning, where they scored their final two runs of the ballgame. Gersch and Dallis Darnell both singled to start the seventh inning. Bethany and Honchar then hit two straight RBI singles to take the lead. With the bases loaded, TTU’s closer Emily York struckout Ashley Gerber to end the game and eliminate the lions.

TTU scored seven runs on 12 hits and made two errors. Lindenwood scored three runs on six hits without errors while leading eight runners on base.