Tabor softball gains first two KCAC wins

Sterling?Tabor picked up two wins at Sterling (2-4, 14-14) Saturday.

?We fought the whole time and didn?t give up,? coach Suzanne Unruh said. ?Our bats came alive on Saturday, finally.

?I was pleased with our offense.?

Tabor defeated the Warriors 11-9 in Game 1.

Sterling claimed a 4-1 lead after two innings and led 6-4 after four. But the Bluejays outscored Sterling 6-1 in the next two innings to take the lead for good.

Kyleen Condon and Katie Henning each scored a home run in the game.

Henning knocked out four hits (including a double) in five batting opportunities and had four RBIs, while Condon recorded two hits?and two RBIs.

Annie King contributed two doubles that batted in three runs.

Karen Harris was Tabor?s starting and winning pitcher. She pitched four innings and allowed nine hits and six runs (two earned) while walking no one and striking out two hitters.

Condon and Kylie Williams pitched a combined three innings of relief.

Tabor followed with a 10-7 victory in Game 2.

The Bluejays jumped to an early lead, but the Warriors tied it, 6-6, after three innings. But two Tabor runs in the top of the fourth inning gave the Bluejays a lead they maintained to the end.

Condon hit a double that batted in two runs.

Brittney Dymnioski and Chelsea Nutt each had two hits and one RBI, while King had one hit and one RBI.

Ashton Bowen, Cortnie Killen and Henning each knocked out a double.

On the mound, Tracie Kithcart was Tabor?s starter and winning pitcher. In six innings, she allowed 11 hits and seven runs (all earned) while walking two and striking out two.

Relief pitcher Kylie Williams was credited with the save, pitching one inning and allowing one hit and no runs while neither walking or striking out any hitters.

Unruh would like to see improvement on defense.

?We still need to make each inning on defense perfect and make ?the sure outs? every inning,??she said.

With the wins, Tabor improved to 2-6 in the KCAC, 7-21 overall.

Friends?The Bluejays dropped two games to Friends (8-0, 25-6) Thursday.

Tabor lost Game 1, 9-1, scoring its only run in the bottom of the first inning when Kyleen Condon hit a sacrifice fly that allowed Brittney Dymnioski to score.

Cortnie Killen recorded Tabor?s only hit?a double?in the first inning.

On the mound, Karen Harris pitched all six innings, allowing 14 hits and nine runs (all earned) while walking five hitters and striking out one.

The Bluejays followed with a 10-6 loss in Game 2.

Tabor rallied to within 8-6 after six innings, but Friends added two unanswered scores in the final inning to seal the four-point win.

Annie King knocked out a two-run homer in the bottom of the second inning and finished with two hits and three RBIs.

Chelsea Nutt added one hit and one RBI, and Kayla Johnston had one RBI.

Tracie Kithcart was Tabor?s starting pitcher but lost in the end. In 5.1 innings pitched, Kithcart allowed 14 hits and eight runs (seven earned) while walking two hitters and striking out three.

MidAmerica Nazarene?The Tabor softball team dropped two games to MidAmerica Monday in a doubleheader rescheduled from Feb. 26.

The Bluejays lost Game 1, 7-5.

After the Pioneers scored two runs in the opening inning, a big third inning gave the Bluejays a 4-2 lead.

Tabor maintained its lead until MidAmerica tied the game at 5 in the sixth inning and went on to seal the two-point victory with two unanswered runs in the seventh inning.

Katie Henning paved the way for Tabor with a triple and two RBIs. Kyleen Condon contributed two hits (both doubles) and one RBI, while Cortnie Killen and Annie King each had one hit and one RBI.

On the mound, Karen Harris was Tabor?s starting and losing pitcher.

Harris pitched six innings and allowed five hits and seven runs (four earned), while striking out six batters and walking three.

Condon pitched one inning in relief, allowing three hits and no runs, while walking one batter and striking out one.

Game 2 began with four scoreless innings, but MidAmerica scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning and followed with four more in the sixth to claim an 11-0 victory.

Tabor managed three hits, one each from Killen, Lauren Brown and King.

Tracie Kithcart was Tabor?s starting pitcher. In four innings, she allowed one hit and no runs, while walking no one and striking out one hitter.

Kylie Williams pitched two innings in relief and was the Bluejays? losing pitcher. Williams allowed eight hits and 11 runs (nine earned) while striking out one batter and walking two.

Coming?Tabor was scheduled to host McPherson College (0-4, 4-13) Tuesday.

The Bluejays travel to Bethel (0-6, 1-16) Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. and will travel to non-conference York College Monday for a 4 p.m. start.












































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