Tabor softball team 1-3 for the week

The Tabor College softball team split a doubleheader with the University of Saint Mary before dropping two to Ottawa, giving them a 7-5 KCAC record, 18-21 overall.

Ottawa?Tabor lost two games on the road Saturday.

The Bluejays lost Game 1, 9-1. Tabor scored its only run in the fourth inning, thanks to a two-out RBI double by Stormie Bush.

The Bluejays tallied four hits in the game, led by Bush who was 2-for-3 at-bat.

Marilee Burge (11-9) absorbed the pitching loss. Over four innings, she gave up six hits and seven runs (all earned). She walked two batters and struck out three.

Tabor lost Game 2, 4-3, despite out-hitting the Braves, 10-7.

After two scoreless innings, the Bluejays plated two runs off of four hits in the top of the third inning. Kellyn Holt led off with a single, and Madison Tracy, Bush and Sara Vela also hit singles in the inning.

Ottawa scored a run in the fifth inning, but Tabor countered by plating a run in the sixth, thanks to an RBI single by Raegan Ternes, to maintain the lead, 3-1.

The Braves, however, used four hits?including a double and a triple?and an error to score three runs in the bottom of the seventh to claim the walk-off win.

Vela was 2-for-3 at-bat; Tracy was 2-for-4. Tristen Hall (3-3) took the pitching loss. Over six innings, she gave up seven hits and four runs (three earned). She walked four batters and struck out no one.

Saint Mary?Tabor split a doubleheader Tuesday.

The Bluejays won Game 1, 4-3, in walk-off fashion.

Having scored a pair of runs in the first inning when Kellyn Holt led off with a single and Araselly Vargas knocked out a two-run home run, Tabor led through five innings. But the Spires scored on a three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning to take a 3-2 lead.

Tabor pitcher Marilee Burge retired the side in order in the top of the seventh, then went to work offensively in the bottom half of the inning. Raegan Ternes led off with a single, then Sara Vela doubled. Pinch runner Stormie Bush scored on a ground out, and pinch runner Tori Rose scored on a wild throw to give Tabor the victory.

Holt and Vargas were each 2-for-3 at-bat. Vargas had two RBIs.

Burge went the distance for the Bluejays, scattering seven hits and three runs (all earned) over seven innings of work. She walked one batter and struck out four.

Tabor lost Game 2, 9-0, in five innings.

The Bluejays trailed just 1-0 through two innings, but Saint Mary scored four runs off of six hits in the third inning, then added a pair of runs in both the fourth and fifth innings.

Tabor managed just three hits, including one each from Holt, Vela and Chelsea Nutt.

Starter Jordan Haney absorbed the pitching loss. In 21?3 innings, she gave up four hits and four runs (all earned). She neither walked nor struck out any batters.

Coming?Tabor will host Kansas Wesleyan (10-2, 35-7) tonight at 5 p.m. and will travel to Sterling (5-7, 21-13) Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

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