By: Kyle Poland
Metro Softball lost a heart breaker in their first game of the RMAC Tournament, losing 3-2 to #3 seed Fort Lewis. Metro never trailed in the game until Fort Lewis took the lead for good on a two run double from Natalie Janes in the bottom of the sixth. Maul took her first ever career loss vs. Fort Lewis allowing only 2 earned runs. Kelsey Tillery hit her 23rd home run of the season in the third inning to give Metro a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the third Fort Lewis evened things up on an error from Susie Oury brought in Erica Conley who was at third after Chelsea Brew misplayed a fly ball in right field. Brittany Padilla walked with the bases loaded to give Metro a 2-1 lead that held up until the sixth inning. After the loss Metro was forced to play a second game with their tournament lives on the line vs. the #2 seed CSU Pueblo.
Once again Aubree Maul threw a complete game allowing only one run the entire game vs. the Thunderwolves. Molly Clark took home in the first inning to give Metro a 1-0 lead off of a wild pitch from CSU Pueblo. Clark came home once again in the third on a single from Aubree Maul helping her own case. CSU Pueblo got their lone run in the fifth after a lead off double. Metro brought around an insurance run in the sixth after Mary Towner was brought in by a double by Susie Oury with two outs and Maul took care of Pueblo in the top of the seventh for the victory. Maul only allowed four hits and had five strikeouts to keep Metro alive.
After the victory Metro will play tomorrow at 1pm at Regis vs. the winner of Regis vs. Nebraska Kearney. Tune in to KMET Radio for all your Metro Softball RMAC action!