Tabor softball team snags two wins at Mac tournament

Going two-for-two in the McPherson College Quadrangular Tournament this past weekend, wasn’t what Tabor softball coach Donovan Nelson had hoped for.

“We went into the tournament hoping to go three-and-one,” Nelson said. “We’re not real productive right now, and we’re just not getting it done. We just haven’t found any consistency offensively. Sometimes you win-sometimes you lose.”

The Bluejays grabbed a win against McPherson College and one against Central Christian College.

Tabor dropped games to Saint Mary College and Haskell Indian Nations University.

One run in the third inning was enough in the Jays’ first game against McPherson. Tabor held on for a 1-0 win.

“It was a well-played defensive game,” Nelson said.

Tabor pitcher Jennie Ewertt picked up the win for the Bluejays.

Saint Mary clipped the Tabor 7-2 in their second game of the tournament.

Nelson said he was pleased with how his team played offensively against the Spires’ pitching staff.

“We faced their best pitcher,” Nelson said. “We really didn’t hit the ball all that badly against them.”

The Bluejays had five hits and recorded one error to Saint Mary’s 10 hits and three errors.

Misty Collins went three-for-three at the plate, including two singles and a double in the loss.

Haskell Indian Nations University defeated Tabor 9-1 in the Bluejays’ third game.

Tabor committed two errors and managed just four hits.

The Bluejays took an 8-5 win from Central Christian College of McPherson in their last game of the night. The game was called because of darkness after five innings.

Tabor pitcher Cody Jost picked up her first collegiate win of her career, giving up eight hits and five runs. Tabor had six hits and one error in the win.

Kylee Friesen was one-for-three in the game, with a double.

The tournament was both frustrating and pleasing to Nelson.

“We’re not getting the hits when we need them,” Nelson said. “We’ve had a ton of strike outs lately. I really think if we can become more consistent offensively, we’ll be all right.”

Emporia State-The Bluejays fell 9-0 and 10-0 to Emporia State University last Tuesday in Emporia.

The Bluejays had two hits and committed three errors in the first game, and had two hits and one error in the second game.

Coming-The Bluejays are 4-9 overall and begin KCAC play today at Leavenworth against Saint Mary. On Friday and Saturday, the Jays travel to Sterling for a tournament.

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