Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 03 April 2012 15:25
A Tabor softball team that has struggled early in the year pulled themselves together to claim five straight wins this week, going 5-1 to improve to 13-13 and 2-0 in the conference.
The Bluejays swept KCAC opponent Bethel College Saturday, after sweeping Central Christian College on the road Thursday and splitting with York College March 27.
Bethel—Tabor edged out Bethel, 3-2, in eight innings Saturday for Game 1.
Cortnie Killen, Sarah Massey and Taylor Funk each chipped in a run-batted-in for Tabor’s only points.
Karen Harris pitched all eight innings for the win, allowing five hits, two runs, while striking out three.
The Bluejays earned a 9-1 victory in Game 2, thanks to three runs scored in the fourth inning and four in the following inning.
Funk had three RBIs, with Killen and Tracie Kithcart adding two RBIs each.
Kithcart pithced six innings for the win, allowing five hits, one run, and striking out six.
Central Christian —Tabor swept CCC in Thursday’s road matchup.
The Bluejays gained a 9-5 win in Game 1, helped by a four-run fourth inning.
Chloe Haffley sparked the offense with five runs-batted-in and Cortnie Killen added two.
Karen Harris pitched five innings for the win, allowing six hits, five runs, and striking out four. Courtney Capps closed, pitching two scoreless innings and allowing just two hits, while striking out none.
Tabor defeated CCC, 4-1, in the second game.
Alysha Carter had one RBI on a home run, with Taylor Funk and Tracie Kithcart adding an RBI a piece.
Kithcart pitched seven innings for the win, allowing five hits, one run, while striking out five.
York—Tabor lost Game 1 against York, 7-6, edged out by a run in the bottom of the eighth.
Amanda Howe led the Bluejays in hitting with three runs-batted-in, and Chloe Haffley added two home runs.
Karen Harris pitched 5.1 innings in the loss, allowing 10 hits, five runs, and striking out three. Kyleen Condeen came in and pitched two innings, allowing two hits, two runs, and striking out one.
Tabor turned the tables in Game 2, claiming a 13-1 victory off a combined 10 runs in the second and third innings.
Kayla Johnston and Haffley each had two RBIs, with Taylor Lowery, Cortnie Killen and Andrea Bray each added one RBI.
Tracie Kithcart pitched five innings for the win, allowing three hits, one run, while striking out three.
Coming —Tabor was scheduled to host the University of Saint Mary April 3, before playing McPherson College Thursday, also at home.
They travel to Sterling College April 11.