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MVNU Softball Swept in Conference Opener at Huntington

HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Mount Vernon Nazarene University softball team (7-7, 0-2) opened conference play at Huntington University (10-6, 2-0) on Tuesday, March 12.

In the opening game, MVNU took the lead by scoring in the top of the first, courtesy of an RBI from Avery Miller. However, Huntington managed to tie the score at one in the bottom of the inning. MVNU surged ahead to a 3-1 advantage in the top of the fifth inning thanks to RBI singles from Brooklyn Krum and Mackenzie Hancock. Huntington mounted a comeback in the sixth inning, scoring three runs to clinch the victory by a score of 4-3. Nadia Hoffman was the starter in the circle for MVNU, pitching 5.1 innings. Hoffman gave up six hits and four runs while striking out four.

In the second game of the doubleheader, MVNU managed to secure seven hits but could only bring home one run, which came in the top of the second inning off a solo homer by Hancock. Maddelyn Wine pitched five innings, allowing seven hits, two unearned runs, and one earned. MVNU fell in the end by a final of 1-4.

What’s Next:

MVNU softball is gearing up for its first home game at the Cougar Softball Field this season, set to take place on Friday, March 15. It’ll face Taylor University in a Crossroads League doubleheader at 3:00pm and 5:00pm.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education both in-seat and online to nearly 2,000 students from 25 states and 11 foreign countries.

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