March 27, 2022123456RHE
Missouri State200051870
Win: Steffany Dickerson (9-5) 5.010002
Loss: Kowalski (0-2) 1.022221
Weaver (VALPO) 201000
Daphne Plummer (MSU) 413200
Valpo Drops Series Finale at Missouri State
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Valpo Drops Series Finale at Missouri State
Madison Wathen didn't give up an earned run in four innings of work Sunday.

The Valpo softball team brought the second weekend of MVC play to a close Sunday afternoon in Springfield, Mo., falling to host Missouri State by an 8-0 final.

How It Happened

  • The Bears scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first, but Caitlin Kowalski (Temperance, Mich./Notre Dame Academy) stranded the bases loaded with a timely strikeout.
  • Madison Wathen (Floyds Knobs, Ind./Floyd Central) entered the circle in relief to start the second inning and proceeded to keep MSU off the board over the next three innings.
  • After Valpo had its first 14 batters of the game retired in order, Addi Weaver (Shelbyville, Ind./Shelbyville) knocked a two-out single into left in the top of the fifth for the Beacons’ first baserunner.
  • MSU broke the game open in the bottom half with five unearned runs, and then closed out the game in the sixth with an RBI single.

Inside the Game

  • After striking out eight times on Saturday against MSU starting pitcher Steffany Dickerson, Valpo batters struck out just twice in five innings against her on Sunday.
  • Kowalski was charged with the loss in the circle, falling to 0-2 on the year.
  • Kaiah Fenters (Speedway, Ind./Speedway) made the first pitching appearance of her collegiate career.
  • Peyton Moeder (Shawnee, Kan./Mill Valley) saw her five-game hitting streak in MVC play come to an end.

Next Up

Valpo (9-14, 1-5 MVC) will step away from conference play briefly and conclude a 24-game road trip to start the 2022 campaign on Tuesday afternoon with a single game at Western Michigan. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. CT.