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Western sweeps two from rivals

Despite losing nearly 50 percent of its home runs from last season, Missouri Western’s coach Jen Bagley isn’t too worried about her top-ten team. The Griffons are winning a different way than round trippers. No. 10 ranked Western continued its dominance in the circle behind 2011 MIAA Freshman of the Year Jackie Bishop, as it completed a two-game sweep against... Read More

Griffons split home-opener against Quincy

Western softball is off to a 15-4 start after splitting a double-header with Quincy University in its home-opener at the MWSU Spring Sports Complex. Jackie Bishop came into the first game with a record of 8-0 and held the Hawks scoreless in the first three innings including striking out the first four batters. Quincy’s Ashleigh Roscetti singled two runners home,... Read More

Softball wins 4 behind strong pitching

Missouri Western coach Jen Bagley has said her team needed to be strong in the circle in order to win ball games this season. In this past weekend’s Henderson State Tournament, that proved to be true. Western pulled out four wins in six games — the same result as its first weekend tournament last season — and head to Durant,... Read More

No pressure on Jackie Bishop

After dominating the MIAA as a freshman last season, the last thing pitcher Jackie Bishop is concerned about is slipping into a sophomore slump. In fact, she’s never even heard of such a thing. “Is there really one?” Bishop said. “I’d like to think there wasn’t. I’ve never heard of one; hopefully that doesn’t happen.” Bishop accumulated a 26-5 record... Read More