Robertson sets PSU record in strikeouts

| Cameron Molina reporter | A mere two games remained in the regular season for the Pittsburg State softball team. Each matchup intertwined with the Gorillas’ postseason hopes, as the team took to the mound against the University of Central Oklahoma. Sunday, April 26, marked the first time these teams have played each other in over a year. Last outing, UCO swept PSU. But the Gorillas had other plans this year. Game one started off quietly, with neither team scoring in the first inning. In the second inning, freshman pitcher Emmie Robertson (23-8), earned her 202nd strikeout of the season, shattering former Gorilla Michelle Martinex’s 2002 record. Robertson was also named the MIAA/AstroTurf Pitcher of…

Softball sweeps Rogers State

| Cameron Molina reporter | The Pittsburg State softball team ended its five game losing streak in a sweep over Rogers State on Tuesday afternoon at the PSU Softball Complex. The Gorillas scored 28 runs total in their double-header on April 21, winning 13-4 in game one and 15-2 in the second game. Pittsburg State scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and did not look back the rest of the way. The women put up two more runs in the bottom of the second, three in the third and five in the fourth. Rogers State managed one run in the second inning and three in the fifth before the game ended….

Missouri Western sweeps softball

| Cameron Molina reporter | Victories have been abundant these last few weeks for the PSU softball team. During the team’s last 10 games, the Gorillas have won eight out of 10. Then, the Gorillas ran into the Mules of Central Missouri, and got kicked. Central and Pitt State faced off at the PSU Softball Complex on Wednesday, April 15. The Mules entered the match-up ranked 19th in the nation while the Gorillas had a season-home record of 8-4. Neither team scored in the first two innings, but Central soon ended the drought with a three-run homer off Alex Leonhart. In the bottom of the sixth, Pitt State responded with a two-run homer off sophomore…

Softball continues

| Cameron Molina reporter | On Tuesday, April 7, the PSU softball team took to the mound against the Newman University Jets. Last time these clubs clashed, PSU split. This time around, though, PSU was greedy. Freshman pitcher and recently awarded MIAA/Astro Turf Pitcher of the Week, Emmie Robertson, manned a siege early on against the 10-27 Jets. Robertson and company did not allow any runs through the first two innings. But during the top of the third, freshman utility player Breanna Pingry lofted a pitch down the infield line for a home run to earn Newman its first lead of the game, 1-0. A stifling Gorilla defense stood its ground for another inning until…

Softball sweeps Ichabods, splits with Hornets

| Cameron Molina reporter | The Pittsburg State softball team continued its impressive run by sweeping the Washburn Ichabods on the road on Saturday, March 28. The Gorillas entered the game with a .500 record over the previous 10 games, but it was Washburn that struck first. PSU’s freshman pitcher Emmie Robertson (13-5), allowed a throw to slip out of her grasp. This gave enough time for Washburn’s third baseman Cassidy Merriman to adjust to the ball and send it flying over centerfield for a home run. Washburn attempted to capitalize on its one-run advantage, but didn’t stay in front for long. Junior middle infielder Jordan Bradshaw helped the Gorillas respond, permitting junior Alex Perez…

Break time’s over

| Cameron Molina reporter | The Pittsburg State softball team split with the Newman Jets on Wednesday, March 25. The Gorillas took the first game, 5-3, while the Jets took the second game 7-5. PSU moved to 17-9 for the season. Game one of the double header against Newman proved fruitful for the Gorillas. During the top of the third inning, junior Jordan Bradshaw hammered a pitch over the boundaries for a home run into left field. Senior outfielder Chelsyn Mitchell swiped at a pitch and sent it beyond the fences in the same direction Bradshaw did. Even facing a two to nil deficit, Newman battled back, with a run of its own in the…

Softball rolls to 8-4

| Cameron Molina reporter | The Gorillas continue to roll out the punches this season with a vengeful assault on Arkansas Tech on Tuesday, March 10. After losing back-to-back games against Tech two weeks ago, Pitt State began round one with an electrifying start. Sophomore Kylie Guthier swatted a pitch into center field at her first at-bat. While the Golden Suns scrambled for the ball, senior Cheslyn Mitchell made it home for the Gorillas’ first run of the game. In the second inning junior Jordan Bradshaw sent another Suns’ pitch into center and brought in two more runs. Since Bradshaw has been in the batting line-up, PSU has had a 3-1 record. Though Pitt State…

Softbal jups to 3-1

| Cameron Molina reporter | The Pitt State softball team took on the Arkansas-Monticello Classic by storm. In the team’s opening game against the Mavericks of Minnesota State-Mankato on Thursday, Feb. 12, the Gorillas dominated from first pitch to final inning. Pitt State brought in its first run of the season in the second inning when senior Devon McCreath drilled the ball straight into center field, bringing senior McKenzie Rynard home. The runs continued in the third inning with a three-run homer by sophomore Kylie Guthier, bringing the Gorillas to an early 4-0 lead. The Mavericks were unable to keep pace with the Gorillas, and lost to Pitt State 0-8. There was not bad luck…

Season ends with split against UCM

Breaks MIAA Team HR Records | Dakota Smith reporter | The Pittsburg State softball team saw its season come to an end after a split against the University of Central Missouri on Saturday, April 26, in Warrensburg, Mo. Before taking on the Jennies, the team first faced the Bearcats of Southwest Baptist in a doubleheader on Friday, April 25, in Bolivar, Mo. The Gorillas got a good start in game one when junior Cheslyn Mitchell hit a solo home run in the top of the first. The Bearcats responded in the bottom half of the inning scoring twice, to take a 2-1 lead. In the third inning PSU tied the game with an RBI single…

Women sweep Newman and Drury

Brown breaks single season MIAA HR Record | Dakota Smith reporter | The Pitt State softball team has won its last five games and currently sits 27-23 overall and 9-13 in MIAA play. Pitt State took on Drury University in a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 16. In game one senior Tiffany Brown hit a two-run home run. This was her 24th of the season, which broke the MIAA single-season record. Junior McKenzie Rynard followed with a solo home run of her own. Junior Avery Beard and freshman Kylie Guthier hit RBI singles to give the Gorillas a 5-1 lead. Sophomore Alex Perez hit a home run in the third to give Pitt State a 6-0…