Briar Cliff softball looked to complete a weekend sweep on the road after a 2-0 at Sterling Friday, but the Chargers fell short, going 0-2 at Benedictine Saturday to split the weekend. Both games against the Ravens finished 3-2 in favor of the home team with game two taking an extra inning.
Game two was scoreless through 4.5 innings before Benedictine got on the board in the bottom of the fifth. The Chargers answered with a pair in the top of the sixth thanks to a two-run bomb from Alexis Westercamp to put the Chargers ahead 2-1. The Ravens put one up in the bottom of the frame to make it a 2-2 game after seven.
The Cliff went down in order in the eighth, bringing up a chance for the Ravens to wak off in the bottom half. With the bases loaded, Natalie Sheffield pinch hit for Benedictine and grounded out but scored Molly Chevalier for the win.
Mailee Jensen takes the loss for the Chargers. She threw 2.2 innings, giving up one hit and one run with two strikeouts. Five Chargers tallied one hit each, led by Westercamp’s homerun.
In game one, Briar Cliff scored a run each in the fourth and the sixth. The Ravens looked similar to the Chargers, but scored two in the fourth and one in the sixth for the 3-2 win.
Westercamp and Jensen recorded two hits each in the first game and Jensen and Hunter Pitts had an RBI apiece. Jensen takes the loss in game one as well, throwing the full six innings and allowing five hits and three earned runs with two strikeouts and two walks.
Briar Cliff will hit the road again next weekend for its spring break trip. The team will start its games in Winfield, Kansas at Southwestern College Friday.