Homer-hitting Bluejays improve to 24-22

Tabor softball went 4-2 this week, splitting with the Univer?sity of St. Mary April 19 before sweeping a home doubleheader from Central Christian College last Thursday and splitting with Southwestern at home Saturday.

The Bluejays have a 24-22 record and hit five home runs Saturday, giving them a conference-leading 40 home runs.

?It?s something we?re really proud of because we are hitting the ball really hard,? coach Suzanne Unruh said.

Southwestern?The Bluejays lost Game 1, 10-2, after not recovering from a six-run fifth inning by Southwestern.

Ashly Hernandez and Taylor Funk each had one run batted in for the Bluejays and a home run.

Hernandez pitched five innings for the loss, allowing 15 hits and 10 runs while striking out three.

Tabor won Game 2, 14-6, despite a late five-run surge by Southwestern.

Hernandez posted four RBIs and a home run, while teammates Alysha Carter and Brittany Shaklee each contributed three RBIs.

Shaklee and Funk each hit a home run.

Kyleen Condon pitched five innings for the win, allowing eight hits and six runs while striking out four.

?We really came together that second game and actually hit the ball well and played a great defensive game,? coach Suzanne Unruh said.

?I think that excitement and intensity will take us through tomorrow?s games, which are the last in the season.?

Central Christian?Tabor put up a comfortable 8-2 victory in the first game of the doubleheader, thanks to a combined seven runs scored in the fourth and fifth innings.

Ashly Hernandez, Taylor Funk and Kyleen Condon provided the offensive power, each with two runs batted in.

Hernandez pitched seven innings for the win, allowing six hits and two runs while striking out five.

In Game 2, the Bluejays edged Central, 8-7. The teams were tied at seven runs in the eighth, but a late Tabor rally gave the Bluejays the win.

Funk contributed two RBIs and Amanda Howe and Hernan?dez each posted one.

Condon pitched eight innings for the win, allowing nine hits and seven runs while striking out six.

Saint Mary?The Bluejays lost Game 1, 10-6, scoring three runs in the second inning but failing to recover from the Spires? five-run fourth inning.

Kyleen Condon had a big day for the Bluejays, hitting a home run and driving in three runs.

Ashly Hernandez had two RBIs and Brittany Shaklee contributed an RBI on a home run.

Hernandez pitched 41?3 innings for the loss, allowing five hits and five runs while striking out three.

Condon pitched 11?3 innings, allowing seven hits and five runs with one strikeout.

In Game 2, Tabor rallied for a 5-2 victory, propelled by a four-run fourth inning.

Amanda Howe led the offense with a home run and three RBIs. Brittany Shaklee hit a home run as well.

Hernandez pitched seven innings for the win, allowing four hits and two runs while striking out one.

Coming?The Bluejays were scheduled to play at conference opponent McPherson College Tuesday to close out the regular season.

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