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Lady Demons softball team wins Bulldog Battle tournament at Mississippi State
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The Northwestern State Lady Demon softball team was crowned champion of the Bulldog Battle hosted by Mississippi State this past weekend.

“We had a great weekend against some really good competition,” said head coach Donald Pickett. “I'm glad to see all of the hard work these ladies have been doing to be recognized.”

The Lady Demons (6-2) went 4-1 in tournament play as they defeated Western Kentucky 5-3, Lipscomb 2-1, host Mississippi State 10-5 and Murray State 3-2. Their only loss came against Murray State Saturday evening as NSU fell 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh.

Sophomore Brittany Virgoe and three other Lady Demons were named to the All-Tournament team including juniors Tara McKenney, Cali Burke and Cheyenne DelaGarza.

Virgoe had a great weekend at the plate hitting .471 as she notched eight hits, three runs, four RBI and one double.

Virgoe was able to get on base alongside McKenney and Burke in the top of the first against Mississippi State to allow senior Kylie Roos to crank out her first grand slam of the season, putting the Lady Demons up 4-0 en route to a 10-5 victory.

McKenney put the ball into play three times to garner a .313 average, five runs, one RBI and one stolen base.

Burke collected two hits for a .333 average as she crossed the plate four times. Burke ripped one double and earned one RBI as well.

DelaGarza also hit .333 on three hits for two RBI, two runs, one double and one home run against Murray State.

NSU travels to Alcorn State on Wednesday for a double header slated to begin at one o'clock.

The Lady Demon softball team defeated Murray State 3-2 Sunday morning, in the final day of the Bulldog Battle hosted by Mississippi State

“It felt good to come in and get the win this morning, especially after falling to Murray last night,” said head coach Donald Pickett. “I was really proud of the way the team performed at such a competitive tournament this weekend.”

The Lady Demons improve to 6-2 as Murray State falls to 1-2 on the season.

The Racers got off to an early start, putting two on the board in the top of the first off of a RBI single.

NSU answered back shortly after and sealed the victory in the bottom of the second as sophomore Brittany Virgoe stepped up to bat with the bases loaded. Virgoe notched a single and advanced to third on a throwing error, putting the Lady Demons up 3-2.

Kylie Roos pitched seven complete innings to earn the win. Roos struck out nine and allowed only five hits while facing 29 batters.

Virgoe led the Lady Demons from the plate with two hits and two RBI.
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