The Crowder Lady Roughriders took two steps closer to 50 wins on the season with wins No. 47 and No. 48 Wednesday against Coffeyville (Kansas) at Roughrider Softball Field.

The Crowder Lady Roughriders took two steps closer to 50 wins on the season with wins No. 47 and No. 48 Wednesday against Coffeyville (Kansas) at Roughrider Softball Field.
The No. 19-ranked Lady ‘Riders dispatched the Red Ravens 11-3 in six innings and 9-1 in five innings for a 48-6 overall record, 23-3 at home and a 17-game winning streak entering Friday’s road games against Three Rivers.
In the opener, Crowder jumped out quickly with six runs in the first and three in the second, cruising to that 11-3 victory.
The Red Ravens began the game dubiously with consecutive errors against the fleet-of-foot or fleet-of-feet Oakley Sisemore and Bailey Bunch. Another error would score Sisemore and then Doryan Torix worked a walk and Paige Mendoza was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Bunch scored on a Kenzi Spurgin sacrifice fly, two more runs scored on a RBI groundout and the scoring was topped off by a Bethany Doty two-run home run. Kristen Dempsey had reached on a double one pitch before Doty’s blast that made the local sports newscast.
In the second, Torix — who has been torrid Torix at the plate lately — hit a RBI single and Spurgin’s second sacrifice fly gave Crowder a 9-1 lead.
Kayla Walden hit a RBI double in the Crowder fifth.
Maddie Massanelli’s single scored Taylor Blattel for the win in the sixth.
Doty and Spurgin each drove in two runs for the Lady ‘Riders, who scored 11 runs on 11 hits and three Coffeyville errors that all came early on in the first inning.
Massanelli, Dempsey and Emma Hill split the circle time evenly, two innings apiece. Massanelli allowed no runs on two hits, Hill surrendered two runs on three hits and struck out two, and national saves leader Dempsey gave up one run on two hits and struck out two.
In the nightcap, Crowder scored two in the third, one in the fourth and six in the fifth to force an abbreviated game by run-rule. Coffeyville scored its one run in the first.
Mason Andrews began the Crowder third with a walk and then Sisemore legged out a bunt single. Sisemore and Andrews executed a double-steal at second and third. Andrews scored on a passed ball and Sisemore came home on a Torix single.
Dempsey launched a solo homer in the fourth on a 1-2 count.
Torix led off the final fifth with a double and Makaila Leonhart continued the onslaught with a single, putting runners at the corners and no outs. Leonhart stole second, eliminating any possibility of an exchange of two outs for a run on a double play ball. Jessie Noftsger’s single plated Torix and moved Leonhart to third. Duty’s double brought home Leonhart and moved Noftsger to third.
With two runners aboard, Dempsey delivered her second homer of the contest, this one an Earl Weaver special for a 8-1 lead that edged Crowder a run closer to an early day.
Andrews doubled and then scored on a Bunch single.
Dempsey powered Crowder with two runs scored, two homers and four RBI. Torix, Sisemore and Andrews each contributed two more hits to the 13-hit attack.
Dempsey tossed a no-hitter and balanced five strikeouts against one walk.
Crowder owns a 17-2 record on the road and the Lady ‘Riders won two games against Three Rivers recently, 10-2 in six innings and 8-0 in five innings at home.