The Tabor softball team went 3-4 last week for a 5-13 season record.
Saint Mary—The Bluejays split their home doubleheader against College of Saint Mary Thursday, first dropping a 9-5 contest, then posting a 12-5 win.
“I felt we should have came out and swept (Saint Mary) at our place,” coach Suzanne Unruh said. “But we just couldn’t get it done.”
In the first game, Tabor scored two runs in the second inning, but Saint Mary countered with four runs in the third and five in the fifth for a 9-2 lead.
The Bluejays responded with one run in the fifth and two in the sixth, but the rally fell short.
Kyleen Condon (one run, two RBIs) and Brooke Tomten (one run, one RBI) each hit home runs for the Bluejays.
Condon pitched 3.2 innings with no hits or runs and one strikeout. Karen Harris pitched 3.1 innings and allowed eight hits and nine runs with one strikeout.
In Game 2, the Flames scored a run in the first inning, but Tabor rallied for an 8-1 lead after three. Katie Henning (two runs, one RBI) and Annie King (three runs, two RBIs) each hit a home run.
Tracie Kithcart threw four innings for the win. She allowed four hits and four runs with one strikeout.
Sterling Round Robin—The Bluejays then went 2-3 at the Sterling Round Robin Friday and Saturday.
Tabor opened with a convincing 14-0 victory over Ecclesia College Friday. The Bluejays used a 10-run second inning to fuel the win.
Megan Taylor had two hits and scored twice with two RBIs. Bowen contributed three.
Kithcart pitched four innings for the win, allowing six hits while striking out six.
Tabor followed with a 10-2 victory over Peru State College Friday. The Bluejays led 9-0 after the first three innings.
Killen knocked out five hits and two runs in five at-bats with two RBIs. Tomten added two hits, two runs and two RBIs in four at-bats, while Dymnioski scored two runs in three at-bats.
Kylie Williams pitched 3.2 shutout innings for the win. She allowed two hits.
Tabor then lost a 6-5 decision to Dakota State University after leading 5-0 after three innings.
Kithcart pitched 3.2 innings, allowing seven hits with one strikeout.
On Saturday, Tabor opened with an 11-4 loss to Morningside College. Brown hit a home run and had two RBIs to lead Tabor. Williams allowed five hits and three runs with one strikeout in four innings on the mound.
In Saturday’s second game, the Bluejays lost a 10-9 decision to Hastings College in eight innings. With the score tied at 8-8 after seven innings. Hastings outscored Tabor 2-1 in the last inning to claim the victory.
Massey and Taylor (one RBI) each scored two runs for Tabor.
“The Sterling tournament was disappointing,” Unruh said. “I felt like the Hastings and Dakota State games were hard-fought battles and overall, good games. We just couldn’t finish it with a win.”
Coming—The Bluejays travel to Bethany March 26, for a 4 p.m. doubleheader.