Tabor softball gains 4 KCAC victories



The Tabor softball team picked up four conference wins last week with wins over Bethel and McPherson and split two games at York Monday to improve to 6-6 in the KCAC, 12-22 overall.

?We keep on battling and are making the sure outs to keep us in the game and give us a chance to win,? coach Suzanne Unruh said. ?We have had timely hitting to score runs when we have opportunities to score.?

York?Tabor traveled to York College Monday, where the Bluejays split a doubleheader.

Tabor lost Game 1, 4-2.

The Bluejays? two runs came in the top of the fourth inning.

Katie Henning knocked out a double followed by a Kyleen Condon single. Henning scored on a Sarah Massey single.

Massey later scored Tabor?s second and final run.

On the mound, Karen Harris was Tabor?s starting and losing pitcher. In four innings, she allowed nine hits and three runs (all earned) while walking no one and striking out one.

Tabor followed with a 12-11 victory in Game 2.

The Bluejays led 4-0 after four innings, but York outscored Tabor 6-1 in the fifth inning to take a 6-5 lead.

Tabor reclaimed the lead with seven runs in the top of the sixth inning, 12-8, and withstood a late York rally to come away with the win.

A Brooke Tomten double in the top of the second scored King, Megan Taylor and Chelsea Nutt. Tomten scored the final run of the inning.

Condon homered for Tabor?s sole run of the fifth inning.

The Bluejays? seven-run sixth inning was highlighted by a Tomten two-run homer that also scored Nutt. Tomten finished with two hits in four at-bats and five RBIs.

Tracie Kithcart was Tabor?s starting and winning pitcher. In 4.2 innings, she allowed seven hits and no runs while walking two hitters and striking out six.

Relief pitcher Kylie Williams was credited with the save.

Bethel?The Bluejays extended their win streak to six with two wins at Bethel (0-8, 1-18) Saturday.

Tabor won Game 1, 5-3. The Bluejays claimed a 3-1 lead after the first inning and added a run in both the second and third innings for a 5-1 advantage.

For Tabor, Kyleen Condon had two hits, including a triple, and one RBI. Annie King managed two hits, including a double, had two RBIs.

Karen Harris pitched all seven innings for the win. She allowed three hits and three runs (one earned) while walking one hitter and striking out four.

The Bluejays followed with a 6-5 victory in Game 2. Bethel enjoyed a 4-1 lead after two innings, but the Bluejays tied it, 4-4, with three unanswered runs in the top of the fourth inning.

The Threshers took the lead again with one run in the fifth inning, but Tabor answered with two runs in the top of the seventh to claim the one-point win.

Katie Henning hit a solo home run, while Condon stroked a double and had two RBIs.

Tracie Kithcart pitched four innings, allowing four runs. Kylie Williams pitched the final inning to earn the win.

McPherson?The Bluejays gained two conference wins against the Bulldogs Tuesday at home.

Tabor won Game 1, 12-4. Leading 2-1 after three innings, the Bluejays scored seven unanswered runs in the fourth inning to take control taking control of the game.

Henning hit two home runs for Tabor and had three RBIs. Sarah Massey added a double and two RBIs.

Karen Harris pitched all six innings for the win. She allowed four hits and four runs (two earned), while walking one batter and striking out one.

Tabor followed with a 14-9 win in Game 2. McPherson led 3-0 after three innings, but Tabor rallied in the bottom of the fourth to take a 5-4 lead.

After five innings, the Bulldogs regained control, 9-8, but Tabor scored six unanswered runs in the sixth to claim the lead for good.

Three Bluejays hit home runs: Massey (four hits and four RBIs in four at-bats), Henning (three hits, two RBIs) and King (one hit, three RBIs).

Tracie Kithcart pitched 42?3 innings for the win. She allowed 12 hits and nine runs (eight earned), while walking one hitter and striking out four.

Coming?The Bluejays host Saint Mary (5-5, 9-15) Wednesday for two conference games beginning at 4 p.m. and host South?western (3-4, 12-14) Saturday at 1 p.m. on Senior Day.


































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