Mac College sweeps city rival CCC

By Steve Sell
April 10, 2014
McPherson College Sports Information

City college softball bragging rights this year go to McPherson College, which swept crosstown rival Central Christian College on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs won the first game 4-3, overcoming an early 3-0 deficit as the Lady Tigers struck quickly in the first inning.

Mac scored singletons in the second and third innings, before coming up with the game-winning rally in the fourth with a pair of runs.

The teams actually combined for 21 hits despite the low score. Mariah Wedel and McKenna Deckard led the Bulldogs with two hits apiece, while Kristen Hall ripped three singles for CCC. Sydney Nelson and Cristina Insua added two hits apiece.

Kaila Atkinson was the winner for the Bulldogs and a key was that she didn’t walk a batter. Hall took the loss despite no walks and eight strikeouts.

The second game was all Mac, as it scored four runs in the first, and three in both the second and third innings to construct a 10-0 lead before going on to win 11-3.

Makenzie Frank’s homer was the big blow for Mac. Teammate Emily Davis was immense with three hits and four RBIs. Winning pitcher Jenna Kaiser helped her own cause with three hits, while Wedel and Deckard added two apiece. Wedel also set the table from her leadoff spot with three runs.

Hall drove in two runs for CCC, which was held to three hits. Insua took the loss.

Mac is 11-16 on the year and the Lady Tigers are 10-26. Mac goes to Sterling Saturday while CCC competes in the second MCAC Crossover Tournament Friday and Saturday at Bellevue, Neb.