Comeback performance gives TC softball first win in years

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY JIM PAULUS
The Tabor women?s softball team pulled out a thrilling come-from-behind victory against Sterling last Tuesday to claim their first win of the season.



The win came in the second game of the doubleheader after falling 8-3 in the first game.



In the nightcap, the Bluejays trailed for most of the game. Tabor rallied late in the game scoring three runs in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh to push the game to extra innings.



Each team started with a runner at second and had three outs to score them. Tabor held Sterling in the top half from scoring and with one out and runners on first and third, Shelby Griffith beat out an attempted double play that won the game 7-6.



?I am real proud of the team in the way they hung with it and pulled out a huge win,? said coach Matt Krebs. ?This was our first league win in a few years.?



Heidi Heinrichs, Holly Ross and Misty Collins each collected two hits in the game and Jennie Ewert went the distance to get the win.



In the first game, Tabor and Sterling were tied at 3 through the sixth inning before Sterling scored five late runs to take the victory 8-3.



?We gave up two walks and an error in that five-run inning,? said Krebs. ?That really hurt us.?



On Thursday, Tabor hosted Hesston College and lost both games of a doubleheader, 15-12 and 9-2.



In the first game, the Bluejays fell behind early 8-1, as Hesston scored four runs in the second and fourth innings.



Tabor battled back with 11 runs over the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.



?We got down in a hole, which we have done all year, but showed resiliency in coming back and making a game of it,? Krebs said.



Misty Collins led the offense with three hits and four runs scored in the game that ended 15-12.



In the second game, the Tabor bats did not show up as the Bluejays could only manage two runs on two hits in a 9-2 loss.



Ross went 1-for-3 in the game and scored both runs, while Collins pitched her first game of the year.



?The whole week we had two or three players playing different positions than normal because we had some key players out of action,? Krebs said.



Tabor hosts Friends today and will compete in the KCAC Round Robin over the weekend in Lindsborg.

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