The Charger softball team picked up two wins in nonconference action at Graceland Sunday and went 2-2 on the weekend after two losses at Jamestown Saturday.
Briar Cliff lost 6-0 and 6-2 to Jamestown in a conference doubleheader and bounced back with the wins Sunday, 14-4 (six innings) and 6-4, over the Yellowjackets.
Briar Cliff vs. Jamestown
The Chargers managed only one hit in their first game against Jamestown. Brooke Masi was the only BC players with a single in the top of the seventh. The Jimmies put up two runs apiece in the first, second and fifth innings.
Jamestown’s Kat Miska struck out 11 batters and earned the win. Kayla Guerrero took the game one loss.
Briar Cliff tallied seven hits in game two and scored the first run of the contest, but only totaled two runs in the game and stranded eight runners. Alexis Westercamp doubled in the first frame to score Josie Chronic. The Chargers loaded the bases in the fourth inning and Kennedy Andersen drew a walk to score Isabel Sayler.
Katie Merchant threw all seven innings for the Jimmies, striking out five and walking four. Mailee Jensen is tagged with the loss, giving up three hits and three earned runs, walking four and striking out one in 2.1 innings in the circle.
Alexis Westercamp had a game-high three hits, going 3-4 at the plate with one double. Chronic had two hits.
Briar Cliff vs. Graceland
The first half of the Chargers’ twinbill against the Yellowjackets saw 18 hits for Briar Cliff with four by Chronic, who went 4-5, and a 3-3 outing by Morgan Moffitt. Moffitt, Jensen and Allie Poston recorded a home run each.
The Chargers put up six runs in the third and five in the sixth to run-rule Graceland in six innings. Chronic and Poston had four RBIs each. Jensen was the winning pitcher with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings of work.
The Cliff had nine hits in the second contest with two from Poston and homers from Poston and Kylee Lukes. Poston had three RBIs. Guerrero was the winning pitcher with three strikeouts in five innings.
After the weekend, BC is 15-17 overall and 2-8 in conference action. The Chargers will host College of Saint Mary April 16.