---Chelsie Roy (left) and Shatona Campbell
Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Chelsie Roy's dominant pitching performance propelled the Northern Kentucky University softball team to a 3-0 victory over Tiffin in Day 2 action at the Rebel Spring Games.
Roy (2-1) scattered three hits and did not allow a runner past first base after the first inning of play. She also picked up six strikeouts without walking a batter in the contest.
The Norse (5-5) manufactured their first run in the top of the first inning as Stephanie West led off the game with a bloop single just ahead of the second-base bag, one of her three hits on the game. West then stole second and advanced to third on a groundout by Ashley Gates before coming in on Amanda Smith's Texas-League single to left center field.
West would help one other score in the fourth when she reached on a dropped throw from the shortstop, allowing Shatona Campbell to score the game's second run. Campbell capped a 3-for-3 game with a one-out shot over the fence in left-center field to come up with the final result.
Game 2 saw Minnesota State take a hard-fought 3-2 decision over NKU. After each team scratched a run across in the first inning, MSU's Libbie Reichling cranked out a blast to left center field to give the Mavricks the lead after two innings.
The Norse responded in the bottom of the sixth when a ground ball by Cara Parker grew eyes and snuck through the left side for a single to score Gates and knot the contest at two.
MSU got the final shot in, however, when Abby Morris hit a two-out solo home run down the left-field line before Brooke McKelvogue sat the Norse down in order to preserve the victory.
April Ehlers (3-4) took the loss in the circle for NKU, striking out six and walking four.
NKU returns to action on Monday, facing Concordia (Minn.) and Dowling in Day 3 action at the Rebel Spring Games.