The Briar Cliff softball team fell in both games of Thursday’s doubleheader against Dakota Wesleyan with the games being played at Gross Catholic High School in Omaha, Nebraska. BC fell in five innings in game one by a score of 10-0 and lost game two 6-1. The Chargers are now 5-24 overall this year and 2-10 in the GPAC, while the Tigers improved to 10-18 overall and 6-4 in the conference.
Dakota Wesleyan dominated game one, outhitting the Cliff 12-2 en route to the 10-0 win. The Tigers scored two runs in the first inning, three more in the second and five in the third inning and then held the Chargers scoreless for the win in five innings. Lanae Shiley, Isabella Gonzalez and Abbygail Lint all pitched for the Cliff in the game with Shiley receiving the loss and notching one strikeout. Nicole Romero and Brooke French both had one hit for BC.
In game two the Charger offense was able to crank out eight hits but seven errors and 11 runners left on base by the Blue & Gold proved costly. Dakota Wesleyan went up 2-0 with two runs in the bottom of the second inning and the Tigers added four more runs in the sixth inning to push their lead to 6-0. Summer Williams drove in the lone run of the game for the Chargers with a single to left field in the seventh inning to score Codie Fineran and make the final score 6-1 in favor of DWU.
Williams pitched 5.1 innings in the loss to go with two K’s. Romero went a perfect 3-3 at the dish for the Chargers and Williams was next in hits with two. French, Gonzalez and Rachele Heaton all had one hit for the Cliff.
Briar Cliff will have its final home games of the season on Saturday, hosting Midland on Senior Day at Bishop Mueller Field. Game one between the Chargers and Warriors will begin at 1 p.m.