A three-run sixth inning in game two helped the Briar Cliff softball team to a split with RV Concordia Sunday in Seward, Nebraska. BC dropped game one 8-0 in five innings but bounced back with a 5-3 win in game two.
Josie Chronic grounded out on the next at-bat to send home Kylee Lukes and Callie Billings singled to score Brooke Masi. The Chargers looked to strike again with runners on first and third, but Alexis Westercamp popped out to end the inning.
Briar Cliff held Concordia off in the final two innings for the road victory.
Mailee Jensen spent all seven innings in the circle with five strikeouts, one walk and five hits. She gave up three total runs (two earned). Jensen also had one hit for the BC offense.
Billings, Lukes and Aubrey Chichurka had two hits each, and Heaton had two RBIs total.
Zoe Flores takes the loss for the Bulldogs, allowing two hits and one earned run in two innings. The Concordia pitching staff struck out only one batter.
“We showed a great effort in game two,” said head coach Erin Bly. “Mailee did well on both sides today and the team hit the ball well”
Mackenna Raby is tagged with the Chargers’ game one loss. Westercamp and Jensen had one hit apiece.
The Chargers are 18-22 on the season and 5-13 in conference play. They will host Dordt Tuesday at Bishop Mueller Field.