ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
Coach Jim Moore and his Tabor College softball team had a busy week, but a successful one, going 6-3.
On Friday and Saturday, the Bluejays participated in the McPherson Classic and went 4-3.
In game one on Friday, Johannah Love (2-1) allowed Sterling two runs on just three hits while her teammates backed her with six runs on eight hits in the 6-2 win.
In game two, Tabor squared off against Haskell University and lost, 9-1. Priscilla Mace (1-2) took the loss for Tabor. Haskell pounded Bluejay pitching for nine runs on 10 hits, while Tabor managed just one run on one hit while committing two errors.
In game three, Tabor dropped an 11-4 decision to McPherson College. Sarah Frick (1-1) took the loss. The Bulldogs abused Tabor pitching for 11 runs on nine hits, and were helped by two more Tabor errors. The Bluejays collected nine hits, but managed just four runs.
Tabor went 3-1 in McPherson on Saturday. The Bluejays thrashed Central Christian, 20-2, in the opener. Frick (2-1) was the winning pitcher, giving up just two runs on one hit. Tabor, meanwhile, scored 20 runs on five hits.
Game two pitted Tabor against McPherson College. This time, though, Tabor won, 7-6. Jennie Ewertt (2-2) earned the win. McPherson scored six runs on six hits, but also failed on defense by committing six errors. Tabor, meanwhile, scored its runs on 13 hits.
In game three, Tabor lost to Haskell, 5-2. Love (3-2) took the loss. Haskell scored its five runs on just five hits. Tabor knocked out seven hits, but managed only two runs.
The final game on Saturday resulted in a 2-1 Bluejay win over Sterling. Ewertt (3-2) allowed just one run on five hits, while the Tabor defense was flawless.
The Bluejays scored their two runs on six hits.
Central Christian-Tabor swept Central Christian last Tuesday at home by identical scores of 8-0.
In game one, Tabor rode the arm of Johannah Love (1-1), who allowed just two hits. Tabor managed eight runs on five hits and committed no errors.
In game two, Sarah Frick threw all goose-eggs, registering a no-hit shutout for her first win of the season. Tabor scored eight runs on five hits.
After the week’s hectic activity, Tabor’s season record stood at 9-7.