The Tabor softball team faced tough competition at the Oklahoma Baptist Softball Festival Friday and Saturday, with the Bluejays dropping all four of their weekend games.
York––After missing three straight games due to weather, Tabor took to the field Friday and suffered a 2-0 loss to York College.
“The players were frustrated with the big winter storm,” coach Suzanne Unruh said. “Once the snow hit us, we were snowed in for over a week, and that slows things down a little.
“It took several innings to get the bats rolling and getting used to the dirt again.”
York scored one run each in the second and fourth innings.
Bluejays recording hits were Chelsea Nutt and Brittney Dymnioski.
On the mound, Karen Harris pitched six innings, allowing three hits and two runs and gaining one strikeout.
Oklahoma Baptist––The Bluejays lost 15-3 to Oklahoma Baptist University Friday. The Bison burst out of the gate with 14 runs in the first inning.
Tabor’s three runs came in the third inning, also the inning in which the Bison scored their final run.
Brittney Dymnioski contributed one hit and had three RBIs for the Bluejays.
Kylie Williams pitched 2.2 innings and allowed six hits and six runs and struck out one.
In one inning pitched, Kyleen Condon allowed no hits or runs and had one strikeout, while Tracie Kithcart allowed six hits and nine runs with no strikeouts in less than one inning.
Hastings—Tabor dropped a 5-4 game to Hastings College on Saturday.
After a scoreless first five innings, the Bluejays scored three runs in the sixth inning and one in the seventh to draw within one of Hastings at the end.
Sarah Massey and Cortnie Killen each had one run, one hit and one RBI in three at-bats.
Brittney Dymnioski and Katie Henning also scored one run apiece to aid the Tabor attack.
Karen Harris pitched four innings and allowed 10 hits and four runs, with three strikeouts.
Tracie Kithcart pitched two innings, allowing three hits and one run and gaining one strikeout.
Saint Gregory’s—Also on Saturday, Tabor dropped a 12-4 contest to the 16th ranked Cavaliers.
Saint Gregory’s scored seven runs over the first four innings and capped the victory with five runs in the fifth inning.
All four of Tabor’s runs came in the final inning.
In two at-bats, Cortnie Killen contributed two hits and three RBIs. Katie Henning, meanwhile, added one run, one hit and one RBI in three at-bats.
Kylie Williams pitched four innings, allowing four hits and 12 runs with one strikeout.
Tabor’s record stands at 1-5.
“As long as we continue to improve every game, and work hard in practice, I feel like we will be just fine,” Unruh said. “Consistency is key, and being inside as long as we were just sets you back a little.”
“I feel very confident that once we get outside and more games under our belt, we should be right where we need to be once conference games start after spring break.”
Coming—Tabor is scheduled to travel to Saint Gregory’s Wednesday for a doubleheader beginning at 1:30 p.m.
The Bluejays go on the road to Avila Friday at 1 p.m. before competing at MidAmerica Nazarene Saturday at noon.