TC softball loses three of four

The Tabor College softball team lost three of four games at the McPherson tournament Friday and Saturday.

Hastings?Tabor concluded the tournament with a 3-1 loss Saturday.

After three scoreless innings, Hastings plated a run in the fourth inning.

Tabor countered by scoring one run in the fifth inning when Kellyn Holt recorded a base hit and later scored on an error.

Hastings, however, broke the tie by scoring once in both the fifth and sixth innings.

Holt was 3-for-4 at-bat.

Marilee Burge sustained the pitching loss. Over 52?3 innings, she gave up nine hits and three runs (two earned). She walked no one and struck out six.

Benedictine?Tabor opened competition with a 2-1 loss.

The Bluejays took advantage of two first-inning errors by Benedictine to score the game?s first run. However, Tabor was held scoreless after that.

Benedictine did not score until the bottom of the seventh inning and benefitted from a Bluejay error in the walk-off win.

Ashton Bowen was 2-for-2 at-bat.

Brianna Quiroz absorbed the pitching loss. In 62?3 innings, she gave up four hits and two runs (one earned). She walked one batter and struck out five.

Baker?Tabor won its second game Friday, 4-1.The Bluejays one run off the bat of Kaylie Felix in the fourth inning, then Baker tied it with a run in the fifth.

Tabor broke the tie with three runs off three hits and an error in the bottom of the sixth. Stormie Bush keyed the inning with a two-run double.

Tori Rose and Bush were both 2-for-3 at-bat.

Marilee Burge pitched a complete game to earn the win. She gave up four hits and one run (none earned). She walked no one and struck out three batters.

Morningside?Tabor began with an 8-3 loss Friday.

Tabor took the lead with one run in the third inning when Araselly Vargas worked a bases-loaded walk.

Morningside took the lead for good with four runs in the fifth inning and added two more in each of the sixth and seventh innings.

Tabor scored twice in the seventh, keyed by Marilee Burge?s two-run single.

Six Bluejays recorded a hit: Kellyn Holt, Araselly Vargas, Stormie Bush, Shanae Strate, Burge and Ashton Bowen.

Brianna Quiroz sustained the pitching loss, giving up nine hits and eight runs (four earned) in 61?3 innings of work. She walked seven batters and struck out two.

Coming?Tabor (5-17) will host Bacone Thursday in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. Conference play begins next week when Tabor travels to Sterling March 23 for a 4 p.m. start in Game 1.

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