Bluejays split two doubleheaders

Madison Byrd tosses a pitch during Game 1 against Bethany Wednesday. Byrd absorbed the pitching loss despite striking out nine Swedes and scattering three hits and one unearned run over seven innings on the mound in Tabor’s 1-0 loss.
Madison Byrd tosses a pitch during Game 1 against Bethany Wednesday. Byrd absorbed the pitching loss despite striking out nine Swedes and scattering three hits and one unearned run over seven innings on the mound in Tabor’s 1-0 loss.
The Tabor College softball team split two conference doubleheaders last week to move to 11-7 in KCAC play, 26-17 overall.

Saint Mary—Tabor split two games with the Spires Saturday.

Tabor won Game 1, 2-0, scratching across one run in each of the first and second innings.

Brianna Quiroz led off the first inning with a triple, and Kerrigan Travens later drove in a run with an RBI double.

Quiroz hit an RBI single in the second inning.

That was enough offense for Madison Byrd (18-7), who went all seven innings on the mound to earn the pitching win. She gave up five hits and no runs while walking three batters and striking out five.

Quiroz and Travens were both 3-for-4 at-bat. Each had one RBI.

Tabor lost Game 2, 8-2. The Bluejays knocked out four hits in the game, two of which led to two runs scoring in the top of the fifth inning. Kelsey Jones and Arizona Schraeder hit RBI singles in the frame. The Spires also made an error in the half-inning.

Saint Mary recorded 12 hits in the game and led from start to finish.

Schraeder was 2-for-3 at-bat and had one RBI. Jones also had one RBI.

Hannah Jones (1-2) sustained the pitching loss. In 21⁄3 innings, she gave up six hits and five runs (all earned). She walked no one and struck out one batter.

Bethany—Tabor split a doubleheader with the Swedes Wednesday.

Tabor lost Game 1, 1-0, despite out-hitting the Swedes, 4-3, and committing one error to Bethany’s two.

The Swedes used one hit and one error to score the game-winning run in the top of the sixth inning.

Tabor stranded seven base-runners during the course of the game.

Madison Byrd (17-7) absorbed the pitching loss, scattering three hits and one unearned run over seven innings of work. She walked no one and struck out nine.

Four Bluejays recorded a hit: Brianna Quiroz, Byrd, Kerrigan Travens and Brittany Vankonynenburg.

Tabor won Game 2, 8-5.

The Bluejays held a 4-0 lead through four innings of play.

Tabor scored its first three runs off four hits in the second inning. Brianna Quiroz keyed the frame with a two-run double.

A three-hit bottom of the third allowed one more Bluejay run to score. Kerrigan Travens hit a one-out double and later scored on a wild pitch.

Bethany, however, tied the game by scoring four runs off five hits in the fifth inning.

Tabor responded with a four-run frame of its own in the sixth inning, recording four hits. With the bases loaded, Arizona Schraeder hit an RBI single. Quiroz hit a sacrifice fly in the half-inning, and Stephanie Vejar drove in two runs with a base hit.

The Swedes scratched one final run across in the seventh inning.

Araselly Vargas was 3-for-3 at-bat. Quiroz had three RBIs.

Vejar (5-6) earned the pitching win. In 12⁄3 scoreless innings of relief, she gave up one hit, neither walking or striking out any batters. Madison Byrd was credited with the save.

Coming—Tabor was scheduled to host McPherson (11-9, 25-21) Tuesday and will conclude the regular season by hosting Oklahoma Wesleyan (13-5, 26-21) Saturday at 1 p.m. in a doubleheader rescheduled from April 1.