Impressive sweep for Mac softball

By Steve Sell
March 01, 2017

There were smiles all around for McPherson College’s softball team here Tuesday as the Bulldogs swept Graceland University of Iowa.

The Bulldogs won the opener 7-0 behind the strong pitching of Christie Betker. The freshman scattered six hits and fanned nine as she has established herself already as the Bulldogs’ ace.

Kortney Jones had a triple and double, driving in three runs to lead the Mac attack. Also with two hits were Jessica Jones, Jasmine Curiel and Taylor Hires-Caulk.

Game 2 went the Bulldogs’ way 6-4 as they had three innings of two runs each.

Kortney Jones stayed on fire by going 4 for 4 with 4 RBIs. Jessica Jones was 3 for 4 and scored 3 runs. Judith Salazar contributed two hits and two RBIs.

Sydney Lang went the distance to earn the victory.

The Bulldogs, now 5-8, have a busy weekend coming up as they play five games total on Friday and Saturday in the Friends Tournament.