Softball Tigers swept in opener

By Steve Sell
February 20, 2018

LINDSBORG — Central Christian College’s softball team opened its season on Monday by dropping a twinbill at Bethany in games played in frigid temperatures.

The Swedes won the opener 12-1, relying greatly on an eight-run fourth inning. The Tigers were held to two hits, one each by Altavia Hall and Breana Miller, who had the RBI.

Shannon Williams homered for the Swedes and Alyssa Montoya drove in three runs. Aspen Atkins was the winning pitcher.

Bethany jumped on Central early in the second game and went on for a 20-3 win, pounding out 22 hits. The Swede had a pair of eight-run innings.

Kasi Kraus collected two hits to lead CCC. Montoya was again on fire with four RBIs, matched by Hannah Price. Five Swedes had three hits each.

“I thought we played well for this being our first games of the year," Central coach Aaron Annis said. "The weather didn't help, as we were not ready for the cold. We started each game strong, but couldn't keep the momentum going. This team is young, so it's a stepping stone for us this year. Now that we have some games under our belt, we are focusing on OPSU this weekend."

The Tigers play Panhandle State on Friday to open Sooner Athletic Conference play.