Minnesota Scene: Moulton ties softball victories record

  • Article by: NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: February 9, 2014 - 11:22 PM

Sara Moulton tied the Gophers career record Sunday with her 88th victory, a 1-0 victory over Oklahoma State in Minnesota’s final game of the Tiger Classic softball tournament in Baton Rouge, La.

The Gophers won the tournament and improved to 5-0 on the season for the first time since 2003.

Kayla Wenner scored the game’s only run in the seventh when she singled off Simone Freeman, moved up on Taylor LeMay’s sacrifice, stole third and scored on a throwing error by the catcher.

Moulton has three consecutive shutouts to start the season, and her 88 wins tied the record held by pitching coach Piper Ritter (formerly Piper Marten). Moulton also struck out 12 Sunday and passed Brianna Hassett for second on the Gophers’ all-time list with 972.

The Gophers have shut out four consecutive opponents and have surrendered only two runs in their first five games.

Gophers shoot low

The Gophers women’s golf team recorded a team score of 7-over-par 295, tying its second-best score of the season, and sits in 11th place after one round of the University of Central Florida Classic in Orlando.

Carmen Laguna paced the Gophers on the first day of play, shooting even par-72 and tying for 17th place. Anna Laorr and Sarinee Thitiratanakorn each shot 2-over par 74 and are tied for 38th at Eagle Creek Golf Club. Freshman Sophie Kitchen shot 75.

Host Central Florida leads at 6-under 282, five strokes better than Miami (Fla.). The second and third rounds will be Monday and Tuesday.

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• Tucker Hibbert of Pelican Rapids, Minn., charged hard through the midway and final portions of the 28-lap premier Pro Open class race and completed a sweep at the Seneca Allegany Casino Air Force Snocross event in Salamanca, N.Y. Kyle Pallin was second.

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