Tabor softball drops 4 of 5 games last week

The Tabor College softball team lost four out of five away games last week to put its season record at 5-9.

The Bluejays lost, 6-8, to Morningside College Satur?day in the final game of the McPher?son College Tournament.

They won earlier in the day over Central Christian College, 9-4.

During tournament competition Friday, Tabor lost to Mid-America Nazerene University, 17-4, and Rogers State University, 17-0.

The Bluejays also lost their first tournament game Friday with Graceland University, 8-4.

Tabor was scheduled to play a doubleheader with Haskell Indian Nations University March 8, but those games were rained out.

Despite struggling on the road, Tabor did find success at home March 7, when the Bluejays took on York College in a doubleheader.

The Bluejays won the first game, 6-0, and the second game, 8-0.

In Game 1, Tabor scored four runs in the first inning, then tacked on two in the second and sixth innings for the shutout win.

Margaret Cornish, Amanda Howe, Kyleen Condon, Saman?tha Behm and Rae?Shon John?son each had one run batted in. Cornish scored two runs, while Taylor Funk, Ashly Hernandez, Madie Simpson and Condon each scored one.

Hernandez pitched seven innings, allowing seven hits and no runs while striking out four.

In Game 2, the Bluejays scored seven unanswered runs in the first inning and added one more in the bottom of the sixth.

Simpson and Courtney Meister each had two RBIs, with Cornish, Hernandez and Condon adding one RBI each.

Howe, Hernandez, Jordan Yost, Meister, Behm and Simpson scored one run, with Funk leading with two runs.

Condon pitched six innings, allowing five hits and striking out two.

Coming?The Bluejays were scheduled to play a doubleheader at Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College March 15.

Friday, they are scheduled to play Huston-Tillotson College, York College and Oklahoma Wesleyan University in the first three games of the Sterling College Tournament.

Saturday, Tabor will resume tournament play, taking on the University of St. Mary and Peru State College to finish the tournament.

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