Charger softball got off to a slow start Thursday in doubleheader action against Stephens College, being shutout 5-0 in game one, but rebounded in game two with a strong offensive performance and winning 21-10.
The Cliff generated seven hits but were unable to capitalize in game one. Callie Billings was a perfect three-for-three at the plate and was the only Charger with multiple hits. The Stars outhit the Chargers 11-7 in the contest. Mailee Jensen takes the loss.
The bats for both sides were hot in game two with a combined 41 hits. The Chargers outscored the Stars 8-2 over the first two innings and led 8-4 after 4.5 frames. Stephens would claw their way back with a five-run fifth inning, however, to make it 11-9 in favor of the Chargers heading into the sixth.
Briar Cliff outscored Stephens 10-1 across innings six and seven, however, to take the 21-10 win.
Samantha MacDonald went three-for-six at the plate with seven RBIs. Alexis Westercamp and Hunter Pitts added 4 RBIs each. Morgan Moffit was also efficient in her DH role, going four-for-five with three RBIs. The Cliff also benefited from a triple each by Westercamp, Pitts and Allie Poston.
Grace Delay gets the win in the pitcher’s circle, pitching four innings and giving up four earned runs.
The Chargers return to action with another doubleheader Saturday, taking on the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. Game one starts at 1 p.m.