Lady Tigers split in softball

By Steve Sell
February 23, 2014
Amanda Berggren

Central Christian College’s softball team posted its first win over a KCAC team since Chad Kerr has been head coach here Saturday.

The Lady Tigers knocked off Bethel 5-1 in the first game of a doubleheader as Cristina Inusa was masterful with six shutout innings of relief after starter Kristen Hall took ill.

“Kristen Hall started Game 1 after being extremely sick for two days and did well, but just didn't have the stamina to continue,” Kerr said. “Cristina Insua stepped up big today both on the mound and at the plate.”

Insua allowed only two hits and walked just one in her six innings. She also blasted a homer for CCC’s big hit of the game. She had two hits and two RBIs, while Dana Dean, Sydney Nelson and Ashly Westgarth also had two hits.

Bethel charged back for a 12-2 second-game victory, scoring in every inning. Westgarth and Shawna Hash had two hits apiece. Insua started and took the loss, though she went only two innings and all five runs she allowed were unearned. 

"All-in-all we played pretty well today,” Kerr said. “We are just streaky right now and need to be more consistent. We are still leaving too many runners on base, but are gradually starting to get the hits to knock them in. Easily we should be 6-0 right now, but the first and second innings of Game 2 are killing us. Given our youth and starts we have had the last couple years, I will take 2-4 as our record and we will keep improving.  Just frustrating knowing this team is better than a 2-4 record.  It is a process and it will come."

Central is home Monday for another twinbill against a KCAC team as Sterling is here for a 2 p.m. start, weather permitting.