Lady Tigers drop two in softball

By Steve Sell
February 25, 2014
Amanda Berggren

Central Christian College’s softball team couldn’t get the bats going here Monday in dropping a doubleheader to KCAC member Sterling College.

The Warriors won the opener 8-2, then blanked the Lady Tigers 11-0 in the nightcap. CCC fell to 2-6.

"It was not the outcome today, or start of the season for that matter, that we as a coaching staff expected,” CCC coach Chad Kerr said. “We are terrible in all aspects of the game right now, mental errors and not knowing situations or what to do with the ball and still too many physical errors.

“Hitting has me baffled, we just aren't making adjustments like we need to be.  Only positives right now are very solid pitching performances which are being wasted with poor defense and terrible hitting along with just a handful of players showing heart and playing their tails off.  We are currently 2-6 and have yet to play a team that has the abilities that our team does.”

Central was held to three hits in the opener, with Sydney Nelson crushing a two-run homer for the only excitement. Sterling had four two-run innings off losing pitcher Kristen Hall.

It was all Warriors in the second game, as their six-run fifth inning ended the game earlier than expected. Dana Dean had the Lady Tigers’ only hit. Cristina Insua took the loss.

CCC competes this weekend in a three-team event hosted by McPherson College beginning Friday, weather permitting.