Central Christian College’s softball team had its four-game winning streak snapped here Friday when Clarke University dealt the Lady Tigers a pair of setbacks.
Clarke was a 9-1 winner in the first game, scoring runs in six of the seven innings. CCC’s lone run came in its final at-bat.
The Lady Tigers were held to four hits, two by Ashly Westgarth. Kristen Hall took the loss, working the first three innings and giving up two runs. Nicole Martin gave up five runs in two innings before Cristina Insua cleaned up the final inning.
The second game was tight until the sixth when the Crusaders scored four runs to spark a 7-3 win. Six Central errors were its undoing.
Central banged out nine hits in the game, two each by Martin, Brooklynn Lemons and Desiree Yandell. Insua took the loss, although four of the seven runs she allowed were unearned.
“Wow, what a difference a day makes,” said CCC coach Chad Kerr, whose team is now 6-10. “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde time at Central Christian with this team, which has a lot to do with how young we are I guess. Pitching was decent, offense and defense was awful. True test is how we respond and come back against this same team tomorrow.”
The teams are playing again today at noon.