Tabor softball 2-2 versus Builders

Brittany Castaneda fires a pitch during Game 2 with Southwestern Saturday. Castaneda was credited with the save after pitching three scoreless innings of relief in Tabor?s 11-6 win.The Tabor College softball team split a pair of doubleheaders last week to move to 4-6 in KCAC play, 13-25 overall.

Southwestern?Tabor split two games at home Saturday.

The Bluejays lost Game 1, 4-2. Tabor got on the board first by scoring a run in the second inning when Stormie Bush hit a lead-off single and scored on Sara Vela?s ground out.

Southwestern, however, took the lead for good by scoring four runs off three hits in the top of the seventh inning.

Tabor scored once more in the bottom half of the inning and left two on base.

The Moundbuilders struck out 12 Bluejays in the contest.

?That pitching was hittable,? coach Suzanne Unruh said. ?When you don?t put the ball in play, that?s the result right there.

?We watched a lot of those third strikes. We were letting the umpire kind of control our at-bats.?

Araselly Vargas was 2-for-3 at-bat. Bush was 2-for-4.

Brianna Quiroz sustained the pitching loss. In 62?3 innings, she gave up six hits and four runs (all earned). She walked three batters and struck out one.

Tabor salvaged the split by winning Game 2, 11-6.

Southwestern scored four in the opening inning, but Tabor took the lead for good in the bottom half of the inning. Shanae Strate and Dani Calder each hit two-run singles to key the five-run, three-hit frame that also included one Southwestern error.

Kaylie Felix drove in a run in the second, and Kellyn Holt hit an RBI single in the third to give Tabor a 7-4 lead.

Each team scored twice in the fourth inning. Sara Vela highlighted the bottom half of the inning with a two-run single.

Tabor added two final runs in the fifth when Bush hit a two-run double to deep left-center.

Bush was 3-for-4 at-bat and had three RBIs. Calder was 3-for-4 and had two RBIs. Vela was 2-for-2 and had two RBIs. Felix was 2-for-2 at-bat and had one RBI.

Quiroz earned the pitching win. She scattered seven hits and six runs (all earned) over four innings of work. She walked three batters and struck out one.

Brittany Castaneda was credited with the save after pitching three scoreless innings of relief.

?(Brianna) went the extra mile there,??Unruh said. ?Threw a lot of pitches.

?(Brittany?s) been kind of in a relief role a lot of this year, but she came in right there and finished it for us. That was a big step for her.?

York?Tabor split a doubleheader on the road Wednesday.

The Bluejays lost Game 1, 10-2.

The Panthers scored twice in the first inning before both teams scored one run in the third. In that inning, Kellyn Holt hit a lead-off single and scored on Kaylie Felix?s RBI single.

However, a five-run fourth inning for York gave the Panthers an 8-1 lead.

Araselly Vargas drove in Tabor?s second run with a fifth-inning single. York scored two more in the sixth to conclude scoring.

Holt and Felix were each 2-for-3 at bat.

Brianna Quiroz sustained the pitching loss. She gave up nine hits and eight runs (seven earned) in 32?3 innings of work. She walked two batters and struck out four.

Tabor won Game 2, 3-0, limiting York to just two hits in the game.

Stormie Bush keyed Tabor?s two-run third inning with a two-RBI single.

Dani Calder drove in Tabor?s third and final run in the sixth inning with a single.

Sara Vela was 2-for-3 at-bat. These batters were 2-for-4: Tori Rose, Bush and Shanae Strate.

Quiroz earned the pitching win. She scattered two hits over 62?3 innings of work. She walked four batters and struck out six.

Coming?Tabor was scheduled to host Friends (10-2, 24-10) Tuesday. The Bluejays will play at Bethany (9-3, 19-20) Saturday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.

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