White, Baker homer; MCC softball opens with a split

WARNER, Okla. – The Marshalltown Community College softball team opened its spring season on the road Sunday with a doubleheader split against Connors State College.

The Tigers won their opener 4-3 behind Erica White’s two-run home run. Holli Baker had an RBI single, Alexis Farren had the eventuall game-winning RBI single, and Taylor Vaske picked up the save in the pitching circle in relief of Stacy Roggentein.

Vaske went the distance in the second game, a 2-1 loss. The Tigers had just two hits in the game, highlighted by Baker’s solo homer. Roggentein added a single.

Marshalltown’s Oklahoma spring trip will end today instead of Tuesday, as the Tigers will play four games in two locations. MCC will face Murray State College twice at 1 and 3 p.m. at Tishomingo, Okla., before traveling to Seminole, Okla., for a 7:30 p.m. doubleheader against Seminole State College.