Tabor College’s four-run sixth inning enabled it to rally for a 6-4 victory over Central Christian College’s softball team here Tuesday in the Lady Tigers’ home opener.
Tabor then completed the sweep with a 13-0 blanking.
CCC was up 3-2 after five innings before Tabor made its move. The Lady Tigers actually outhit the Bluejays 10-8, but didn’t get the key hits when they needed them.
Lizzie Caron smacked three singles to lead Central, while Sydney Nelson continued her early season hot hitting with two hits and two RBIs.
Kristen Hall took the loss.
CCC managed only two hits in the second game, which was decided in the first inning when Tabor struck for five runs.
Cristina Insua had both CCC hits, both singles. Nicole Martin took the loss.
Central is now 1-3.
“Tough loss in hard-fought Game 1, then we folded in Game 2, which could be a sign of how young we are,” CCC coach Chad Kerr said. “It was an excellent pitching performance from Kristen Hall in game one, who was feeling under the weather. We just couldn't get the hits when we needed to support her and still had some defensive miscues all be it less than our opener. In Game 2 we got nice pitching from freshman Nicole Martin and Cristina Insua had a much better performance than opening day. Over the next few weeks we will find out who is buying into this program and who isn't. Right now it is obvious, but we will see who else steps up."
The teams meet again Thursday for a twinbill, but this time it will be in Hillsboro.