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Season Ends for MVNU Against Trojans in League Tournament

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. — No.4 Mount Vernon Nazarene University softball team clashed with No.6 Taylor University in an elimination matchup in the Crossroads League Softball Tournament, held at Spring Arbor University on Thursday, May 2.

Taylor struck early with a solo home run in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. In the third inning, Mallory Holcomb’s single brought in Kylie Rohr to tie the game at 1-1. Moving into the fourth inning, Brooklyn Krum’s single up the middle allowed Mackenzie Hancock to score, giving MVNU a 2-1 lead. Taylor responded with a five-run sixth inning to take a 6-2 lead.

In the bottom of the inning, the Lady Cougars struck with a Kiera Mayer homer to center field. Then, Avery Miller doubled to right center and brought Hancock home, closing the gap to 4-6. In the bottom of the seventh inning, a throwing error by the third baseman allowed Mollie Pentz to cross home plate and add a run. Despite their efforts, the Lady Cougars couldn’t sustain the comeback and ultimately fell short, falling by a final score of 5-6 in the elimination matchup.

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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