The Cowley softball team opened the NJCAA Division II softball championships with a pair of wins Thursday in Clinton, Miss.
The Tigers won their opening game 3-2 in nine innings. Laura Seemann drove in two runs and Keley Fisher knocked in the other. Haleigh Sills was the winning pitcher.
Cowley stayed unbeaten with an 8-1 win over Mott. Seemann had three hits and Taylor Hatfield homered in the win. Taylor Parsons got the win.
Cowley will play Lousiana State-Eunice today in a winners bracket semifinal.
At The NJCAA Division I tournament in St. George, Utah, Butler was eliminated after losing 7-4 to Pima and 7-2 to Temple.
Cowley 3, Mercyhurst 2
W — Sills. L — Puckly.
Cowley batting: Dresher 1-4, Hilt 0-3, Strawn 0-4, Hall 4-4, Seamann 1-4, Rash 1-4, Fisher 0-2, Hatfield 0-4, Cowan 0-2, Mellington 0-1.
Cowley pitching: Sills 9 IP-2 ER.
Cowley 8, Mott 1
W — Parsons. L — xxx. HR — Cowley, Hatfield.
Cowley batting: Seamann 3-4, Hatfield 2-4, Hilt 1-4, Strawn 1-5, Fisher 1-5, Hall 2-4, Rash 1-3, Dresher 1-3, Cowan 2-3, Drosselmeyer 0-1.
Cowley pitching: Parsons 6 IP-0 ER.
Pima 7, Butler 4
W — Contreras. L — M.Millspaugh.
Temple 7, Butler 2
W —Leib. L —M.Millspaugh. HR — Butler, Garza.