The Briar Cliff softball team evened its record Friday with a pair of wins at Sterling. BC took game one 4-0 and game two 4-2 to move to 3-3 on the season. Mailee Jensen pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout in the first contest of the day.
Jensen struck out six batters in her seven innings in the circle, giving up the only hit in the bottom of the seventh.
The only four runs of game one came in the top of the fifth for the Cliff. With two runners on base, Josie Chronic singled to load the bases and bring Morgan Moffitt to the plate. Moffitt hit a double to right field, scoring Hunter Pitts and Rachele Heaton and landing Chronic on third base. An error in the same play advanced Chronic across the plate and moved Moffitt to third and into scoring position.
Pitts and Alexis Westercamp tallied two hits apiece for the Chargers and Moffitt had two RBIs.
Briar Cliff got on the board first in game two behind first-inning RBIs from Westercamp and Allie Poston. The Warriors responded with a run each in the bottom of the first and third to tie the game at two-all.
Poston was responsible for the game-winning run, hitting a double to the fence to score Lukes and Westercamp and put the Chargers up 4-2.
Briar Cliff used three pitchers in game two. Grace Delay gets the win for the Chargers, allowing two hits and two runs in 2.1 innings while striking out four batters. Mailee Jensen finished the game, throwing 4.2 innings, giving three hits and striking out four.
“Mailee threw a great series and really came up big for us,” said head coach Erin Bly. “Allie Poston and Josie Chronic also had great approaches at the plate to help us turn the corner offensively. Morgan Moffitt came up huge for us as well. She has been doing a lot of work outside of practice and she executed brilliantly today.”
The Chargers will travel to Atchison, Kansas for a doubleheader at Benedictine Saturday. Game one is set to start at 1 p.m.