NORTH NEWTON — McPherson College’s softball team appeared to be on its way to a first-game victory over Bethel College on Wednesday.
But the Threshers stunned Mac with two runs in the final inning to snatch the victory away, 3-2.
The game was tied at 1-all when Mac pushed across a run in the top of the seventh for a 2-1 lead. But it couldn’t hold it as the Threshers cobbled together the winning rally.
Katie Holmes and Azaria Romero drove in runs for the Bulldogs. Sydney Lang was a tough-luck loser as she certainly pitched well enough to win.
A three-run fifth inning broke open a close second game, which was won by Bethel 6-3. The Bulldogs were down 6-0 before Kayla Bourgeois crushed a three-run homer in the final inning.
Mac is now 1-9 in the KCAC and 6-30 overall.
• Game 1 •
Mac (2) — Davis 4-1-0-0, Maycumber 3-0-1-0, Holmes 4-0-1-1, Childs 3-0-1-0, Romero 3-0-1-1, Almaraz 3-0-0-0, Lang 2-0-0-0, Moreno 3-0-1-0, Yeoman 2-0-0-0.
• Game 2 •
Mac (3) — Davis 2-0-0-0, Maycumber 2-0-1-0, Holmes 4-0-0-0, Childs 3-0-1-0, Romero 3-0-1-0, Usdansky 2-0-0-0, Lang 1-0-0-0, Almaraz 2-0-0-0, Darrow 1-1-1-0, Moreno 3-1-1-0, Bourgeois 3-1-2-3.