FULTON -- The Missouri Valley College softball team was shut out in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader Monday at Williams Woods, but hit four homers to win the nightcap.
The Lady Owls, ranked second in the American Midwest Conference, got a three-hitter from sophomore MacKenzie Bowen in the 4-0 opener. The right-hander struck out 14 of the 23 batters she faced.
All of William Woods' runs were scored in the bottom of the fifth inning. Junior Ilissa Facchini singled in the first run and scored the last one by stealing home. In between, senior Kelsey Schulte delivered a two-run single.
Senior Janie Jungermann's second homer of the late game, a solo shot in the eighth, provided the Lady Vikings with the winning run in a 5-3 decision.
Valley never trailed, getting on the board with sophomore Hannah Garczynski's team-high fifth tater of the season in the second.
Junior Esperanza Rothwell and Jungermann hit back-to-back shots in the sixth before the Lady Owls began a comeback with two runs in their half of the frame on a Schulte single and Facchini's sacrifice fly.
Schulte tripled in the tying run with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but sophomore reliever Ashley Cobern got a pop-up and grounder to strand the prospective game-winning run on third base.
After Jungermann broke the tie in the eighth, Garczynski gave the Lady Vikings an insurance run with a two-out double. Cobern then retired the side in order to secure the win.
The loss broke a four-game win streak for William Woods (23-14).
The Lady Vikings (10-14) will play at home for the first time in two weeks Wednesday when they host Heart of America Conference foe Peru State.