Weather again interfered with the Tabor softball team’s schedule, as Wednesday’s doubleheader against the University of Saint Mary was first moved to Friday and finally to Sunday.
In between, Tabor hosted Southwestern Saturday.
Despite the weather, the Bluejays picked up four KCAC wins last week and improved to 10-6 in the conference and 16-22 overall.
“It’s been a great week,” coach Suzanne Unruh said. “The players have really stepped up and have played super tough. Getting a sweep from any team we play in our conference is huge.”
Saint Mary—The Bluejays began their sweep of Saint Mary Sunday with a 6-2 win in Game 1.
The Spires scored a run in the first inning, but Tabor evened the score with a run in the bottom of the second. Tabor claimed the lead for good with four runs in the fifth.
Sarah Massey’s single scored Brooke Tomten and Sarah McAndrew. Brittney Dymnioski’s single later scored Katie Henning, and Massey scored when Ashton Bowen was hit by a pitch.
Massey went 3-for-4 at the plate (including one double) and had three RBIs, while Dymnioski was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Karen Harris was Tabor’s winning pitcher, allowing seven hits and two runs (both earned) in four innings while walking two and striking out two.
Kyleen Condon was credited with the save. In three innings, she allowed one hit and no runs.
Tabor followed with a 2-0 win in Game 2. The Bluejays got on the scoreboard in the first inning when a Henning single scored Cortnie Killen.
Tabor didn’t score again until the bottom of the fifth, when a Henning sacrifice fly allowed Chelsea Nutt to score.
Henning went 1-for-2 at the plate and had two RBIs while Killen went 2-for-2.
Tracie Kithcart was Tabor’s winning pitcher. In five innings, she allowed five hits and no runs while walking one and striking out six. Condon was credited with the save.
Southwestern—Tabor hosted the Moundbuilders Saturday and won Game 1, 1-0, in eight innings.
After seven scoreless seven innings, Tabor managed a run in the bottom of the eighth when Sarah Massey doubled, scoring Kyleen Condon.
Karen Harris pitched all eight innings for the win. She gave up four hits and no runs, while walking one hitter and striking out three.
Tabor followed with a 2-1 victory in Game 2. The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fifth inning when Katie Henning’s double scored Kayla Johnston and Cortnie Killen. Henning was 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs.
Pitcher Tracie Kithcart earned the win. In six innings, she gave up five hits and no runs while walking one hitter and striking out two.
Relief pitcher Kylie Williams was credited with the save by pitching the final inning.
“I’m very proud of the whole team,” Unruh said. “We have come a long way since the beginning. We’ve battled the bad weather, indoor practices, numerous make-up dates and cancellations, and they’ve just stayed strong and have worked so hard to win.”
Coming—Tabor was scheduled to host Ottawa (7-5, 20-11) Tuesday.