Bluejay softball team goes 1-4 for week

The Tabor College softball team recorded one win and four losses last week to hold a 2-9 record for the season.

Saint Gregory’s—After dropping a 12-4 loss to the 16th-ranked Cavaliers the previous weekend, the Bluejays faced Saint Gregory’s in a doubleheader Wednesday, dropping both games 5-0, 8-2.

Neither team scored the first four innings of Game 1, but a late burst by the Cavaliers resulted in three runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth for the 5-0 victory.

Tabor recorded four hits in the game, one each from Sarah Massey, Cortnie Killen, Lauren Brown and Brooke Tomten.

Karen Harris pitched six innings for Tabor and allowed nine hits and five runs with no strikeouts.

Game 2 began with Tabor locked in a 1-1 tie with the Cavaliers after one inning.

The Cavaliers added one run in the second inning. Neither team scored until the fifth inning, St. Gregory’s pushed across four runs for a 6-1 lead.

The final runs for both teams came in the sixth inning. The Cavaliers adding two runs to Tabor’s one for an 8-2 victory.

Brooke Tomten scored one run and knocked out three hits in four at-bats, and Katie Henning scored one run and one hit in three at-bats.

On the mound, Tracie Kith­cart pitched just over four innings and allowed 11 hits and six runs with three strikeouts.

Kyleen Condon pitched just over one inning, allowing three hits and two runs with one strikeout.

McPherson—The Bluejays went 1-3 at the McPherson College Tournament held Friday at Two Rivers Youth Complex in Wichita.

Tabor opened with a 14-0 loss to Rogers State University and followed with a 2-1 loss to Morningside College. The Bluejays won their final contest against Mid-America Christian, 18-17.

Rogers State—After a scoreless first two innings, Rogers State scored four runs in the third inning and five in both the fourth and fifth innings to claim the 14-0 victory.

Three Bluejays recorded hits: Chelsea Nutt, Brittney Dym­nio­ski and Sarah Massey.

Karen Harris pitched three innings and allowed six hits and six runs with no strikeouts.

Kyleen Condon pitched two innings, allowing five hits and eight runs with no strikeouts.

Morningside—Tabor followed with a tight, 2-1, loss to Morning­side College.

Neither team scored in the first four innings. Morning­side got on the board first with one run in both the fifth and sixth innings.

Sarah Massey scored for the Bluejays in the seventh inning, but Morningside held on for the victory.

On the mound, Tracie Kith­cart pitched seven innings, allowing six hits and two runs while striking out three hitters.

Mid-America Christian—Tabor finished the day with an 18-17 victory over Mid-America Christian, in which the Bluejays hit five home runs.

After a scoreless first inning, Tabor jumped to an 8-3 lead at the end of the second.

But the Evangels outscored Tabor 6-1 in the third inning to even the score at 9.

Not to be outdone, Tabor managed four runs to Mid-America’s one in the fourth, and followed with one run in the fifth for a 14-10 advantage.

The Evangels answered, however, outscoring Tabor 7-3 in the sixth. The rally evened the score at 17.

Tabor came away with the lone run of the seventh inning for the narrow victory.

Megan Taylor helped pace the Bluejays with two home runs in as many at-bats, recording five RBIs.

Brooke Tomten contributed four hits, including one home run, and one RBI in four at-bats, while Sarah Massey aided the Tabor attack with two runs scored (one on a home run), two hits and four RBIs in five at-bats.

Brittney Dymnioski recorded two runs, three hits (one home run) and three RBI’s in five at-bats.

Rounding out the Tabor scoring were Katie Henning and Kyleen Condon with three runs apiece, and Chelsea Nutt and Cortnie Killen, each with one.

On the mound, Condon was Tabor’s winning pitcher, allowing no hits or runs and posting three strikeouts in just over one inning.

Tracie Kithcart pitched just over two innings and allowed eight hits and seven runs with two strikeouts.

Karen Harris allowed five hits and seven runs with no strikeouts in just over two innings, while Courtney Capps allowed two hits and three runs with one strikeout in less than one inning pitched.

Tabor’s contest with Mid­America Nazarene scheduled for last Saturday was postponed.

Coming—The Bluejays were scheduled to host a doubleheader Tuesday and will follow that with two home games against College of Saint Mary Thursday at 4 p.m.

Tabor will compete in the Sterling Round Robin Friday and Saturday, with action beginning at 10 a.m. both days.






































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