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(Tucson, Ariz.) The CU softball team collected wins on Friday night against Calumet College of St. Joe and Peru State College to improve theirTucson record to 3-2 and overall record to 3-8. Playing in typical Arizona spring weather, the Golden Eagle bats heated up with therising temperature.
In game one, both teams were held scorelessthrough three innings of playuntil the Crimson Wave put across a run in the fourth to hold a 1-0 advantage. Their lead would be short lived as the Golden Eagles followed in the bottomof theinning with five runs of their own. Cornerstone went on to win by a score of 7-2.Tahni Bruno led the offensive attack with a single, a double, a walk, and two RBIs. Madison Bucilla tallied her first collegiate win from the circle giving up only four hits and one earned run.
CU followed their afternoon game with another victory as they defeated the Bobcats of Peru State 4-0. The Golden Eagles used errorless defense and solid pitching to hold the Bobcats scoreless and only allowed one runnertoreach third base. Kaycee Kuiper picked up her second win of the season, pitching the complete game shutout and collecting a career high eight strikeouts bypassing her previous mark of five. Cornerstone pushed across three runs in the first inning, a rally that began with two outs in the book. Seven Golden Eagles recorded a hit as they totaled 11 for the game. Melanie Creager and Victoria Risenhoover both went 3-for-3 from the plate. The girls will return to action tomorrow morning to take on Jamestown College and Black Hills State University with the first game starting at 8:00 AM (MST). Cornerstone will then travel home to complete the rest of their spring schedule.