Softball Splits Games With Webster 

Athletic News - Softball 

The Blue Jays split the doubleheader games with conference foe Webster University Thursday evening. The Blue Jays took game one 5-4 in the tenth inning, but could not pull out the game two win and fell 6-3. The Blue Jays are now 10-8 overall and 7-3 in SLIAC play.

Game one remained scoreless until Webster hit a homerun with one person on in the top of the sixth. The Blue Jays grabbed the next two outs and headed into the bottom of the inning. With two outs in the inning, Emily Kesel and Talisha Washington got on base. Rai’an Harris stepped up to the plate and hit a double to the fence, scoring the two on base and tying the game at 2-2. The Blue Jays held the Gorloks from scoring in the seventh, but the Gorloks held the Blue Jays to three up, three down, sending the game into extra innings.

The eighth inning was scoreless, but the back and forth battle then began. The Gorloks’ runner placed on second was able to score off an error in the ninth, but Washington was able to cross the plate to tie the game and head into the tenth inning. The Gorloks scored a run and the Blue Jays headed into the bottom of the tenth down 4-5. Molly Adler was placed on second and moved to third off Brittany Lee’s bunt. Lori Jones stepped up to the plate and completed a base hit, scoring Adler and tying the game again. With bases loaded, Kesel stepped up to the plate. She was walked, scoring Lee and winning the game 5-4.

Lee (5-2) was credited with the win, pitching ten innings and allowing only two earned runs. Jones led the Blue Jays with two hits and one RBI.

The Gorloks started the game with a strong second and third inning, giving them the 6-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third. Kesel was able to grab a run off senior Morgan Shipley’s RBI single to end the shutout. The Blue Jays attempted to come back in the bottom of the sixth when Washington RBI singled in senior Kenna Cornelson and Harris RBI singled in Jones, but they were not able to continue the hits. The Blue Jays held the Gorloks in the seventh, but were not able to get on base or score anymore and fell 3-6.

Junior Sarah Schneider (3-4) was credited with the loss, pitching the seven innings, allowing five earned runs, but striking out eight. Jones and Harris led the Blue Jays with two hits each.

The Blue Jays continue their home game streak while hosting Greenville College tomorrow for a doubleheader at 3:00 p.m.