MOORE, Okla. — Central Christian College’s softball team opened its season Monday with a road split against Hillsdale Baptist, but showed a lot of offensive firepower in the process.
The Lady Tigers outlasted Hillsdale 11-9 in the opener as they scored in five of seven innings, including a four-run fifth that turned the tide.
CCC pounded out 17 hits, including three apiece by Sydney Nelson, Kristen Hall and Cristina Insua. Dana Dean added three RBIs and Nelson drove in two. Hall was the winner.
Hillsdale won the nightcap 18-8, as it scored 10 runs in the second inning to tear the game open. CCC again had a nice game at the plate with 12 hits, with Courtney O’Byrne collecting three RBIs on two hits. Five Tigers in all had two hits. Insua was the pitcher of record.
“I am really proud of the girls,” CCC coach Chad Kerr said. “The first game was a battle and we came out on top. Second-game pitching wasn't really effective in first couple innings and was too much to come back from, but we never gave up and kept battling and made a game of it until Hillsdale pulled away in the end."
The Lady Tigers are right back in action today hosting Tabor, with first pitch at 2 p.m.