Bluejays softball opens conference season 2-2

The Tabor College softballwent 4-2 last week to improve its record to 16-14. This week?s wins tie the school record for wins in a season.

Coach Suzanne Unruh said she thinks the Bluejays? 26 home runs so far this season is also a school record.

Tabor split success with conference opponent Friends University last Saturday, losing the first game but winning the second.

?I was very happy for the girls to get out of there with a win,? Unruh said. ?The girls played hard the whole game with full intensity and came out ahead. It was a great day.?

The Bluejays swept Haskell Indian Nations University on Friday, after splitting a doubleheader with conference opponent Sterling College last Wednesday.

Friends?The Bluejays dropped Game 1 against the Falcons, 13-4, despite a strong start that gave them their four runs in the first inning.

Alysha Carter led the Bluejays in runs-batted-in with three. Teammate Kyleen Condon contributed one. Carter also had a home run for Tabor.

Ashly Hernandez pitched five innings for the loss, allowing nine hits and 13 runs, while striking out three.

The Bluejays bounced back in Game 2, edging Friends in a 12-10 victory. They scored scoring at least one run in every inning, including five home runs.

Hernandez led Tabor with four RBIs and Melisa Cruz, Jordan Yost, and Rae?Shon Johnson each added two.

Cruz, Johnson, Hernandez, Yost, and Samantha Behm each hit a home run, giving Tabor six homers for the day.

Condon pitched seven innings for the win, allowing nine hits and ten runs, and striking out three.

Haskell?The Bluejays started out the doubleheader strong, shutting out Haskell by a convincing 11-0 margin.

Haskell rallied in the second game, challenging the Bluejays, but Tabor edged them out for the 7-6 win.

Sterling?Tabor lost its first game of the conference season, rallying late but still losing, 5-3.

Hernandez had two RBIs for the Bluejays, with Amanda Howe adding another one.

Hernandez pitched seven innings for Tabor, allowing 10 hits and five runs, while striking out four.

The Bluejays won Game 2, 9-8, thanks to a six-run scoring spurt in the fourth inning.

Howe led Tabor with four RBIs, with Condon contributing three. Howe and Condon also had a home run each.

Condon pitched 52?3 innings, allowing 13 hits and seven runs, while striking out none. Hernan?dez pitched 21?3 innings for the win, allowing two hits and one run, and striking out one.

Coming?-The Bluejays were scheduled to play a doubleheader at Bethany College April 5, before playing Central Christian College in a doubleheader at home Thursday.

They are scheduled to play at Ottawa Saturday.

?We have a tough road ahead of us this week as we go to Bethany and Ottawa, two very tough conference teams,? Unruh said, ?but if we play together and play hard like we did our second game at Friends, we can get ?em!?

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