Bluejay softball team sweeps York College

The Tabor College softball team improved to 3-1 for the season by sweeping York College 7-0, 5-2 in a doubleheader Saturday in Hillsboro.

Tabor?s Roxanne Rodriguez pitched a complete-game shutout in the second game, striking out 12 batters and allowing only three hits.

Rodriguez played three positions Saturday, seeing time in the first game at first and third base. She went 4-for-7 with three RBI at the plate.

Tabor was scheduled to start a busy week Monday at Central Christian College in McPherson. The first of two doubleheaders against the Tigers scheduled for this week was rained out. Wednesday Tabor is scheduled to play Central Christian in McPherson.

Central Christian is 2-11 on the season, but is coming off a pair of victories. The Tigers won their final two contests in the Friends University Tournament in Wichita Saturday, beating Hillsdale Baptist, 5-3, and Southwestern, 6-4.

Tabor will return to McPherson Friday for the two-day, five-game McPherson Tournament at Hess Field. Tabor will play three games Friday and two Saturday.

The Bluejays open against Mid-America Christian at noon. The Evangels are 5-7 this season, picking up three wins Friday and Saturday at the Central Baptist College Invitational in Conway, Ark.

Morningside College will be the second opponent for Tabor Friday. The 2009 GPAC champions out of Sioux City, Iowa, are 7-3 for the season. The Mustangs competed in the Friends University Tournament and finished 4-1.

The final matchup for Tabor Friday will be against Concordia University from Seward, Neb. The Bulldogs? first action was Friday and Saturday at the Friends Tournament. Concordia went 3-3.

The second day of the McPherson Tournament will begin for Tabor against Mount Mercy College from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The tournament will be the first action for Mount Mercy since Feb. 12, when the Mustangs swept Dubuque College for a 2-0 record.

Mount Mercy was scheduled to play in the Mid-America Nazarene Tournament in Olathe Feb. 26-27, but the event was cancelled because of field conditions.

Tabor?s final contest will be Avila (Mo.) College. The Eagles are 2-2 with their only action coming at the Central Baptist College Invitational.

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