Tucson, Arizona – Saturday marked the final day of the Tucson Inviational and the Yellow Jackets finished the tournament on a strong note defeating Cornerstone 6-1, losing to Olivet Nazarene 10-2 but then bouncing back against Judson with a 10-3 victory in their last game of the tournament.

Sophomore Katie Wagner was credited with both of the Yellow Jacket wins on Saturday and senior Karissa Norte was credited with the Jackets lose. In the first game of the game the day the Jackets offense was firing on all cylinders as Ashley Berg, Kyley Barela, Krista Gleiforst, Katie Wagner, and Heidi Kwilinski all had singles. Maria Herber was 1/2 with a double and Danielle Briere was 2 for 3 with a single and a double. In their only loss of the day the Jackets only had one hit from sophomore Aleishia Giesey. In the final game of the tournament Wagner was also 2 for 4 with a double and triple. Ashley Berg, Aleishia Giesey, Kyley Barela, and Maria Herber all had singles. Heidi Kwilinski added a huge 2 run double in the 3rd. Danielle Briere was 3 for 4 with 3 singles and 1 RBI.

"It was great to end the tournament on such a high note. The key to this game was on defense. Defensively we were solid with some fabulous plays from every position” said Head Coach Amy Gurney. “I was so impressed with our defense and in awe of the heart they put into every play and every at bat. They were fun to watch and fun to coach. I look forward to an amazing season of diving catches, strikeouts, and clutch hitting."
The Jackets start their regular season conference play this Saturday against Dakota State. Due to weather and field conditions, check the website for change in site or date/time.


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