Tabor softball team wins five, loses two

The Tabor College softball team went 5-2 last week to improve to 8-8 on the season. Following a sweep of Central Christian, Tabor won three and lost two at Friends’ Round Robin Friday and Saturday.

Doane—Tabor concluded the Round Robin with a 4-0 win.

The Bluejays scored twice in the third inning and once in each of the fourth and seventh innings.

Madison Byrd was 2-for-3 at-bat and had one RBI. Araselly Vargas had two RBIs.

Byrd (6-2) earned the pitching win. She scattered six hits over seven scoreless innings of work. She walked no one and struck out six batters.

Science and Arts—Tabor started Saturday with an 8-2 loss. Stats were not available at press time.

Hastings—Tabor concluded the day Friday with a 4-1 win.

The Bluejays scored three runs off four hits and an error in the third inning. Kerrigan Travens hit a two-run single, and Stephanie Vejar recorded an RBI single.

Tabor scored its final run in the fifth inning when Vejar hit an RBI single.

Hastings scored in the top of the sixth.

Madison Byrd, Travens and Vejar were each 2-for-3 at-bat. Travens and Vejar each had two RBIs.

Byrd (5-2) earned the pitching win. She scattered five hits and one earned run over seven innings of work. She walked three batters and struck out 12.

Benedictine—Tabor suffered a 15-4 loss in its second game Friday. The Bluejays committed four errors in the game.

Dani Calder and Stephanie Vejar each hit home runs. Vejar was 2-for-2 at-bat and had one RBI. Calder was 1-for-1 and had three RBIs.

Vejar (2-3) absorbed the pitching loss. In two innings, she gave up four hits and four runs (one earned). She walked two batters and struck out no one.

Bacone—Tabor earned a 6-3 victory to open the Friends Round Robin Friday.

After two scoreless innings, Tabor plated two runs off two hits in the top of the third. Kerrigan Travens reached base on a two-out walk, then Madison Byrd hit a double. Araselly Vargas drove in both runs with a single.

Bacone took the lead by scoring three runs off four hits in the bottom of the fourth.

But the Bluejays took the lead for good by scoring two runs off two hits in the fifth inning. Byrd and Vargas hit back-to-back solo home runs to key the frame.

Tabor added two runs off one hit—a single by Devon Fisk-Aguilar—and two errors in the top of the sixth.

Vargas was 3-for-4 at-bat and had three RBIs.

Byrd (4-2) earned the pitching win. Over seven innings, she scattered five hits and three earned runs. She walked no one and struck out 15 batters.

Central Christian—Tabor swept the Tigers Tuesday.

Tabor won Game 1, 6-4.

The Bluejays scored three runs off four hits in the opening inning. Araselly Vargas keyed the frame with a two-run single.

Tabor added two runs off three hits in the second inning. Hannah Jones drove in two runs with a single.

Tabor scored its final run in the third when Shanae Strate hit a one-out triple and Raegan Ternes followed with an RBI single.

Central Christian scored all four runs off two hits in the top of the seventh.

Madison Byrd was 3-for-4 at-bat. Jones and Vargas each had two RBIs.

Byrd (3-2) earned the pitching win. In seven innings, she gave up four hits and four earned runs while walking three batters and striking out 10.

Tabor won Game 2, 13-2.

The Bluejays scored six runs off eight hits and two errors in the second inning. Sierra Becerra keyed the frame with a two-run home run. Stephanie Vejar hit a triple in the half-inning.

Tabor scored seven runs off six hits and two errors in the third inning. Stephanie Vejar and Dani Calder each hit two-run doubles in the frame. Araselly Vargas hit an RBI double.

Vejar and Calder were 3-for-3 at-bat. Each had two RBIs. Vargas and Becerra also had two RBIs each.

Vejar (2-2) was the winning pitcher. In five innings, she scattered three hits and two unearned runs. She walked one batter and struck out two.

Coming—Tabor was to host Peru State Tuesday. The Bluejays will compete at the McPherson Round Robin Friday and Saturday. Tabor will kick off the event with a 2 p.m. game versus Langston Friday, then will play Hastings at 6 p.m. Saturday, Tabor will play Briar Cliff at 10 a.m. and Central Christian at 2 p.m.

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