The senior fireballer yielded harmless singles in the first and fourth frames, with the runner in the fourth being doubled up on a soft liner back to the mound.
After a scoreless second inning, Fairview added to its lead in the top of the third.
In all, 15 of the 19 runs in the game came across via a home run.
The J-Hawks' only hit came in the top of the first, when Jared Jonker doubled in a run to take the early 1-0 lead in a rain-soaked first inning. Edwards had two hits and an RBI for Southwestern.
Selkirk 10, Cusick 5 (game 2): Allison Petrich had four hits and the Rangers downed the Panthers in the second game.
The game entered extra innings where UMass Lowell was able to produce the game's first run in the top of the eighth.
The Bulls held the lead until the Falcons picked up runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to put the team down 7-2. Williams then stole her way home and Valentine moved to third, scoring on Nicole Pendleton's, senior catcher, sacrifice fly ball.
The Lady Bulldogs were eliminated from tournament contention with the loss and Fairview advanced to face Cold Springs in Wednesday's nightcap. We've only played 10 games, and she's had the ball for most of the games. Ecker crossed home plate on a Hayden single to tie the game. Adrienne Paternoster went a flawless 4-for-4 at the plate and drove in two runs. Nuckols was sent home by a single by Foellner to center field. The Wildcats answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning on a two-out single by Morgan Ledbetter that scored Cassie Burris and Avery Johnson.
The series was originally scheduled for three games in Mount Pleasant to be played on Friday and Saturday, but weather in Mount Pleasant forced a relocation of Friday's games and a postponement of game three.
Hand pitched a complete game, allowing just two walks while striking out nine and allowing zero hits to earn the win. Short was also the leading hitter, going 3-4 with a double and an RBI.
Daugherty scored on a passed ball in the second to stretch the Cougar advantage to 8-0. Hummel also got the win in the circle, going four innings and fanning six batters while not allowing a hit.
"If the wind is blowing out or instead of in we would have had a home run from Lindsey there at the end - but it doesn't go out and she made a great play on the ball", he added. Tiger batters accounted for two-run homers in the second and third innings and solo home runs in the fifth and sixth innings.
Sophomore Avery O'Neil received the win after pitching three ideal innings, allowing zero Tigers to get on base, and recording eight strikeouts.
"I've been working on my changeup a lot, and I think that really pulled through today", Cole said when asked what led to her success, and her head coach agreed.