Miss Kenya USA speaks on passion, purpose

first_imgWendy Oduor, Miss Kenya USA and a 2014 Saint Mary’s alumna, spoke to the importance of relationship-building and mental health in her keynote speech at the annual Martin Luther King dinner Wednesday night in Rice Commons.Miss Kenya USA is an annual pageant held in Houston, Texas. According to its website, the organization pairs contestants with organizations working to combat inequalities Kenya and the U.S.Though she holds degrees in biology and psychology, Oudor currently works in fashion in New York City. After graduation, Oduor spent time at home working in the medical industry before making the decision to apply to the Parsons School of Design in Manhattan.“My acceptance to Parsons was a green light from God,” Oduor said.Taking this sign, Oduor packed her bags and moved to the Big Apple.Oduor attributes her four years at Saint Mary’s as the foundation for what she has accomplished today.“If you were to ask me four years ago, I would have told you that my degree from Saint Mary’s was a waste because I was not directly using the biology or psychology — but today, I know that it is so much more than that,” she said.She said returning to campus and speaking to a new generation of Belles was a meaningful experience for her.“Being back on campus is so surreal, it is a truly humbling experience,” Oduor said. “The fact that I am able to be here tonight is a testament that God is a man of his words.”Oduor said she urges current Saint Mary’s students to curate relationships, whether it be the girl you pass in the hall or your future bridesmaid.“It is so important to make time for relationships,” Oduor said. “It doesn’t matter how close you are or not, [if] you don’t know what they are going to be doing one year [or] five years from now and how that could benefit you.”Odour said this mindset helped her maintain a years-long relationship with Interim President Nancy Nekvasil, a longstanding Saint Mary’s biology professor.After losing her brother to suicide during her senior year, Oduor became an outspoken mental health advocate.”I use a lot of the psychology that I learned at Saint Mary’s in the work that I do surrounding mental health advocacy,” she said. ”Acknowledging the grief allowed me to heal and move forward and establish where I am today.”In addition to speaking at social events, Oduor utilizes Instagram as a platform to share stories and engage with her followers about mental health. She hosts weekly Mental Health Monday livestreams to spread awareness of the issue.Oduor said she places a high value on finding and pursuing ones’ passions.“It is God’s version of my vision. I would not have been able to heal if I did not find my purpose and allow God to work through me,” she said. “Passion is for you, purpose is for others. God gives us the tools to turn our passions into our purpose.”Tags: Martin Luther king dinner, Miss Kenya USAlast_img read more

Timberwolves romp past Lakers in 2nd half, overshadowing Rajon Rondo’s return

first_img🎥 Kyle Kuzma gives an update on the effects of his nagging hip injury. pic.twitter.com/jkN3cSHhiH— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 25, 2019 How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs PreviousLakers guard Rajon Rondo, right, shoots as Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. Rondo had 15 points, 13 assists and six rebounds in his return from a 14-game layoff following hand surgery. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves scores past JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee, left, goes up for a dunk as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Tolliver watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center Moritz Wagner, left, and center Ivica Zubac defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Josh Okogie #20 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts as he is fouled by Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores over Gorgui Dieng #5 and Taj Gibson #67 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Josh Okogie #20 of the Minnesota Timberwolves attempts a shot over Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives on Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, right, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves attempts a shot over Josh Hart #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts for a foul during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Derrick Rose #25 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives between Moritz Wagner #15 and Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Gorgui Dieng #5 of the Minnesota Timberwolves grabs a rebound between Josh Hart #3, Brandon Ingram #14 and JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers watches play during the first half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns looks to pass while being defended by the Lakers’ Ivica Zubac during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. The short-handed Lakers had trouble with Towns (27 points, 12 rebounds), and a host of Minnesota reserves in a 120-105 loss. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives to the basket in front of Ivica Zubac #40 and Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, right, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #1, Ivica Zubac #40, Michael Beasley #11 and Moritz Wagner #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate a three pointer during the first half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Ryan Saunders of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts on the sidelines during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, and center Ivica Zubac defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to a Andrew Wiggins #22 three pointer to take a 109-96 lead, on their way to a 120-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers react before an inbound during a 120-105 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: The taped finger of Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 120-105 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Moritz Wagner #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers attempts a pass around Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 120-105 Wolves win at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Taj Gibson #67 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to a loss of possession during a 120-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores on a layup past Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 120-105 Timberwolves win at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 120-105 Timberwolves win at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, right, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, and center Ivica Zubac defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers argues a flagrant foul with referee Sean Wright #4 during a 120-105 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles away from Jerryd Bayless #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 120-105 Timberwolves win at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Josh Okogie #20 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives on Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 120-105 Timberwolves win at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts after his dunk in front of Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a 120-105 Wolves win at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to his technical foul during a 120-105 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers calls out a play as he dribbles during a 120-105 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles in front of Dario Saric #36 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 120-105 Timberwolves win at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 24: JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores between Luol Deng #9, Gorgui Dieng #5 and Jerryd Bayless #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during a 120-105 Timberwolves win at Staples Center on January 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, right, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and guard Jerryd Bayless defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 120-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, center, goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, left, and center JaVale McGee defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 120-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton, left, argues with referee Justin Van Duyne, center, after guard Rajon Rondo, right, was called for a technical foul during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 120-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jerryd Bayless, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 120-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, right, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, tries to pass past Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, upper right, and guard Josh Okogie during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 120-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones, center, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jerryd Bayless, left, and forward Andrew Wiggins watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 120-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, center, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie, right, defends and forward Keita Bates-Diop watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 120-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson, right, dribbles past Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 120-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, center, tries to pass the ball while under pressure from Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, and guard Rajon Rondo during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 120-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo, Josh Hart, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee, from left, confer during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Timberwolves won 120-105. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, right, shoots as Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. Rondo had 15 points, 13 assists and six rebounds in his return from a 14-game layoff following hand surgery. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 50Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, right, shoots as Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of Thursday’s game at Staples Center. Rondo had 15 points, 13 assists and six rebounds in his return from a 14-game layoff following hand surgery. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Lakers had to deal with a fearsome trio from Minnesota on Thursday night: Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Jared Terrell.Wait, who?In a game in which two injury-ravaged teams had to reach deep into their benches, it was the reserves of the Timberwolves who stood out during a pivotal third-quarter stretch of a 120-105 whipping of the Lakers. Giving up 22 offensive rebounds and 20 turnovers, the Lakers conceded that Minnesota, down as they were, seemed to have a little more desire – a concerning state of affairs for a Lakers team that should have every ounce of motivation to stabilize after a tumultuous month.Coach Luke Walton said he had confidence that his squad, which has lost three straight games, can bounce back, but he acknowledged that the Lakers, with the benefit of two days between home games, simply didn’t bring it. But the result was no different than many other games without James – a loss, which drops the team to 5-10 without their franchise cornerstone. Minnesota’s victory continued to pull the Lakers down in the Western Conference standings, now tied in the loss column with the Timberwolves and the Sacramento Kings.To be sure, Towns and Wiggins did plenty of damage themselves, combining for 50 points. But from the point when the Lakers had their largest lead of the night, up by seven two minutes into the third quarter, it was impossible to ignore that mostly shelved players were at the forefront of Minnesota’s effort. They scored 32 points off the offensive boards, and 34 points off the turnovers, leading them to take 15 more shots than the Lakers.While there was some scoring from the Lakers’ bench – JaVale McGee and Michael Beasley combined for 19 points – the stagnation through that swing hurt against a Western Conference opponent that the Lakers are attempting to stave off.“It was going to be something that was going to take all five guys,” Walton said. “We know that Minnesota is a bigger team than us, they’re a stronger team than us with what we have right now, and the only way to win that physicality battle is to just bring it and outwork them. And unfortunately, we did not do that tonight.”Rondo started his night like a firecracker, nailing a pair of early buckets from behind the 3-point line, directing the offense with four assists in his first stint, and taking a charge from Towns to send the Minnesota big man to the bench with two fouls.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Luke Walton talks about the #Lakers inconsistency in execution in tonight’s game, @RajonRondo first game back and @kylekuzma’s performance. pic.twitter.com/nT9InmM5pI— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) January 25, 2019 Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions But it was a rough game for a lot of key players. New starter Ivica Zubac scored just two of his 10 points after halftime, adding eight rebounds but struggling to contain Towns (27 points, 12 rebounds).Kyle Kuzma was just 4 for 12 from the field, admitting later that he’s been dealing with a hip strain since scoring 32 points at Houston. He landed on the troublesome hip after sinking his first field goal of the game on a floater, adding to his stiffness. Walton said Kuzma looked less than his normal self, and Kuzma was forced to agree.Brandon Ingram led the Lakers with 20 points, but the team was just 8 for 28 on 3-point shots.The latest loss left the locker room grimly quiet. No one can say with certainty when James will return: Walton said pregame that he was “hopeful” that it would be by the All-Star Break next month. Until that return, the Lakers continue to search for the urgency that can at least get them closer to winning games like this one.“At the end of the day, every game is a must-win,” Kuzma said. “We’re fighting to be in the playoffs, fighting for seeding, and the season’s ticking down. We got less than 40 games right now, and everything has to be serious right now. Every game matters, every possession, every second.”Rajon Rondo (15 pts, 13 ast) speaks with @Mike_Bresnahan about how he felt in his first game back from injury. pic.twitter.com/g6ZdoKDxnI— Spectrum SportsNet (@SpectrumSN) January 25, 2019 🎥 Lakers can’t match the early second half run by the Timberwolves, dropping this one 105-120. pic.twitter.com/bk0EMWEmh2— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 25, 2019 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“They just pushed us around,” he said.It didn’t seem to matter how far down the roster any opposing player was.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Terrell, a two-way player making just his fifth appearance in an NBA game, scored eight of his career-high 10 points during a stretch when Minnesota outscored the Lakers 38-17. That was also a stretch when the Timberwolves, playing without injured starter Derrick Rose, turned to journeyman Jerryd Bayless (16 points) and Lakers cast-off Luol Deng (seven points), who bested a Lakers second unit still playing without a point guard.The struggles overshadowed the return of Rajon Rondo (15 points, 6-for-11 shooting), who burst forth from a 14-game layover (sprained right ring finger) with energy. His 13 assists (and six rebounds) helped give the Lakers a sense of centralized leadership on offense that they’ve sometimes lacked without LeBron James.“It’s just the way I play: it wasn’t about the first play or the first possession,” Rondo said. “Just try to bring energy every time I’m on the floor, do the intangibles and hopefully it creates a spark.”last_img read more

Softball Edged by Missouri, 4-3

first_imgDrake tied the game in the third inning as Alexander doubled to center field and Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.), who led off the inning with a single, came around to score. Pena followed with an infield single to put runners on the corners, but Kelsey Wright’s (Olathe, Kan.) deep ball was caught by the Missouri left fielder with a running catch on the warning track. Story Links Drake (10-5) was led at the plate by Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) and Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.), who each had three hits. Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) added two hits. Bulldogs starting pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) took her first loss of the season. Newman (5-1) pitched three innings and allowed three earned runs (four runs) on eight hits with walk and five strikeouts. Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) was outstanding in relief of Newman. Smith pitched three innings and allowed just one hit with three strikeouts and one walk. Preview PDF Box Score Full Schedule Roster COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Drake University softball team opened play at the Mizzou Tournament Friday night against host, Missouri, as the Tigers edged the Bulldogs, 4-3. Drake threatened in the fifth inning with leadoff singles by Pena and Alexander, but Alexander was thrown out at third base after trying to advance on Pena’s infield single to the pitcher as the first baseman fired it to the third baseman who tagged out Alexander. Smith and Wright followed with two-straight flyouts. vs. Southeastern Louisiana 3/3/2018 – 9 AM Drake mounted one final rally attempt in the seventh inning. Pena reached on her third hit with one out and one batter later, Smith ripped a single to right field to put runners on first and second. One batter later, Maddox lined a hard single that went off the glove of the Tigers shortstop as pinch runner Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) sprinted home from second. Frank struck out looking to end the game as the Tigers held on for the win. Next Game: Live Stats The Bulldogs once again threatened in their next at bat in the sixth as Frank walked and Johnson reached on an infield single. However, Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) struck out to end the scoring threat. Following Friday’s game, the Bulldogs play two games on Saturday with a 9 a.m. matchup against Southeastern Louisiana followed by a 5:30 p.m. game against Creighton.Print Friendly Version Missouri (12-7) scored its first run in the opening frame. The Tigers hit back-to-back singles off of Newman who then got a flyout, but Pierce then hit a single and Nash scored after an error by second baseman Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) allowed Nash to score from second base. Missouri added three runs in the bottom of the third with three hits off of Newman. The Bulldogs cut the lead in half at 4-2 in the fourth inning as Johnson dropped in single into left field with two outs that scored Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.).last_img read more