TC softball splits with Friends, ?Builders

It was a week of give-and-take for the Tabor College softball team as the Bluejays split with both Friends and Southwestern last week.

Southwestern?Tabor lost Game 1 Saturday, 7-3.

The Moundbuilders scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Neither team scored again until the sixth inning.

Tabor got on the board with three runs in the top of the inning, aided by singles from Sarah Massey and Brittney Dymnioski and a three-run home run by Sara Vela.

Southwestern managed five runs in the bottom of the inning, and Tabor could not answer.

Dymnioski was 2-for-4 at-bat.

Marilee Burge (7-9) absorbed the pitching loss. Over 51?3 innings, she gave up nine hits and seven runs (six earned), while walking two batters and gaining four strikeouts.

The Tabor bats came alive in Game 2 as the Bluejays bounced back with an 11-6 victory on 17 hits.

The Bluejays scored four runs on five hits in the first inning and led the rest of the way.

Katie Henning paved the way at the plate, going 5-for-5, including two doubles, and contributing two RBIs. Madison Tracy also hit a double and was 3-for-5 at-bat.

Lauren Massey (4-6) was winning pitcher. In 42?3 innings, she gave up 12 hits and six runs (five earned). She neither walked nor struck out any batters.

Friends?Tabor split two games at Friends Wednesday. The Bluejays won Game 1, 3-1.

Tabor scored two runs in the first inning when Chelsea Nutt singled and Katie Henning later hit a two-run home run on a 2-0 count.

Friends scored a run in the third inning, and Tabor polished scoring when Massey hit a home run in the sixth inning.

Nutt was 3-for-4 at-bat; Araselly Vargas was 2-for-3.

Marilee Burge was winning pitcher. Over seven innings, she gave up six hits and one run (earned). She walked two batters and struck out five.

Tabor lost Game 2, 3-1, in five innings after the game was called because of weather.

Friends scored first with a run in the opening inning.

Tabor answered when Katie Henning hit a home run in the top of the third.

Friends added two runs in the bottom of the inning to seal the win.

Lauren Massey took the pitching loss. Over three innings, she gave up six hits and three runs (all earned). She walked no one and struck out one batter.

Coming?Tabor (4-4, 13-16) was scheduled to host Bethany (7-1, 26-17)?Tuesday and will play at Ottawa (7-1, 17-14) Saturday in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

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