Charger softball picked up a pair of nonconference wins against Dakota State Wednesday afternoon at Bishop Mueller Field. The Chargers move to 22-22 on the season.
A four-run sixth inning for the Cliff in game one was the difference in the 6-2 BC win.
Sami MacDonald pinch hit for Josie Chronic in the sixth frame and did her job, driving in Rachele Heaton with a single for the game-winning run. Allie Poston also served as a pinch hitter in the sixth and doubled to center field to score insurance runs from Chronic and Calling Billlings. Kylee Lukes was responsible for the Chargers’ final run, doubling to right to plate Poston.
Lukes and Aubrey Chichurka tallied the team’s other two RBIs, both in the first inning.
Mailee Jensen was the winning pitcher in game one, giving up two hits and striking out one in 2.2 innings of work.
Billings, Lukes and Brooke Masi had two hits each.
MacDonald drove in the first two runs of game two, with a two-run home run to left-center scoring pinch runner Lauren Kouri. After giving up two runs in the top of third, the Chargers answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 6-2 lead. With the bases loaded Aubrey Chichurka doubled to deep right-center scoring Alexis Westercamp, Hunter Pitts, and Poston. Macdonald drove in a final insurance run in the fourth inning, scoring Billings with a single to left field.
Mackenna Raby gets the win for the Cliff after closing out the final 4.1 innings out of the bullpen. Raby struck out four, gave up three hits and allowed just one run.
Macdonald went 2-for-2 from the plate, scored one run and had three RBIs. Chichurka drove in three RBIs and scored one run.
Chargers will close out the regular season Saturday at Bishop Mueller Field with a doubleheader against Hastings on Senior Day.