Written by Katie Morford Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:00
The Tabor softball team earned swept KCAC rival Sterling College April 11, but its scheduled doubleheader with MidAmerica Thursday was postponed due to wet weather.
“The weather didn't cooperate with us very well,” said coach Suzanne Unruh.
The wins give Tabor a 17-15 overall record and a 6-2 record in the conference.
“The team played great,” Unruh said. “We had two great performances from our pitchers, Tracie Kithcart and Karen Harris, as well as great hitting from all.”
In Game 1 against Sterling, the Bluejays earned three runs in the seventh inning to win a 10-5 decision after trailing the rest of the game.
“We didn't give up, and the girls kept chipping away, one hit at a time, to keep us in the game,” Unruh said.
Kithcart had a strong performance on the mound, pitching all seven innings. Cortnie Killen, Amanda Howe and Sarah Massey each batted in two runs.
Tabor edged Sterling in Game 2, 3-2, with all runs coming in the fifth inning.
Taylor Funk posted two RBIs, including a home run, and Kithcart took over the mound from Harris to close out the win for Tabor.
“I thought our girls showed a lot of pride that night, and have a lot of confidence going up against tough teams this week for more conference play,” Unruh said.
Coming —Tabor was scheduled to host Friends University April 17, before traveling to Southwestern College Thursday. They play Kansas Wesleyan University at home Saturday.