MC softball goes 2-2 at Sterling Invite

By Steve Sell
March 24, 2014
McPherson College Sports Information

STERLING — McPherson College’s softball team split its four games this past weekend in the Sterling Invitational.

The Bulldogs are now 5-10 as they prepare to open KCAC play on Tuesday at Southwestern.

• Mac 12, Briar Cliff 1 — Ciara Archer was nails on the mound by spinning a three-hitter and not walking a batter. Mac scored two runs in the second, four in the third and six in the fourth. Ariel McGee hit a home run, while McKenna Deckard had four RBIs on three hits. Amanda Darrow also was immense with two doubles and a single, while Emily Davis, Cassandra Mereno and Mariah Wedel collected two hits each in what was the Bulldogs’ most solid game of the year. Jenna Kaiser drove in two runs for good measure.

• Concordia 10, Mac 7 — The Bulldogs were leading 6-1 when the roof caved in, as Concordia scored nine times in the sixth for the come-from-behind win. Archer was rolling along before Concordia came alive as it finished with 18 hits, most of them in the big inning. Mac continued to swing the bats well, with two hits each by Wedel, McGee, Davis and Deckard. Deckard and Kaiser had two RBIs.

• Huston-Tilloston 8, Mac 2 — The Texans scored five runs over the final three innings to break the game open. Archer gave up all eight runs, but errors led to four of them being unearned. Wedel, McGee and Davis continued their red-hot hitting with two each.

• Mac 10, Dakota State 9 — Mac ended the weekend in positive fashion, as six-run fourth inning cancelled an earlier six-run inning by Dakota State. Whitney Miller was 3 for 4, while Darrow had a two-run homer. Kaiser added two hits. Archer was the winner in relief, fanning six.