Central Christian College softball coach Chad Kerr knew his Lady Tigers were better than their 2-8 start.
Apparently he was right.
The Lady Tigers swept their second straight doubleheader here Thursday to improve to 6-8 as they dominated Hillsdale Baptist, 15-2 and 9-1.
“We are playing some really good softball right now. Pitching, hitting and defense is all pretty good,” Kerr said. “This is a long stretch of games, so hopefully we can keep it going into Friday and Saturday versus a nice Clarke University team. Just a real good performance by the ladies the last couple doubleheaders and I'm very proud of them. This team has turned the corner.”
Central used an eight-run fourth inning to break open the first game. Sydney Nelson crushed a homer and drove in four runs, while Nelson, Kristen Hall, Cristina Insua and Lizzie Caron all stroked two hits. Caron, Dana Dean and Brooklyn Lemons all contributed two RBIs as the Lady Tigers received contributions from everybody.
Hall threw a 1-hitter over four innings to pick up the win, with Nicole Martin throwing the final inning.
CCC kept the train on the track in the second game, as Insua threw a 2-hitter for the win. She also was 3 for 3 with two RBIs. Ashly Westgarth was 3 for 4 with two RBIs, while Nelson added two RBIs. Courtney O’Bryne chipped in with two hits. Central scored in all but one inning.
CCC’s doubleheader with Clarke today starts at 3 p.m., with Saturday’s action getting under way at noon.