Softball Swedes split with Builders

By Bethany College Sports Information
April 13, 2014

WINFIELD — Bethany College’s softball team split with Southwestern on Saturday, run-ruling the Moundbuilders 11-0 in the first game, but suffering a disappointing 7-6 loss in the nightcap when Southwestern shocked the Swedes with seven runs in its final at-bat.

"We did everything we needed to do today to win two games," Bethany coach Janice Esses. "It's our lack of focus in the bottom of the seventh inning that lost us the game."

Kierstin Stolley pitched a three-hit shutout in the first game, walking just one and fanning five.

Kelli Traffas went 3 for 4 with three runs and one RBI while Jasmine Zaker had two hits and two runs. 

Bethany appeared well on its way to the sweep, leading 6-0, but Southwestern came back and won it in dramatic walk-off fashion in the seventh with an amazing seven runs on seven hits.

Traffas hit a pair of homers for the Swedes.

Stephanie Minder pitched 6 2/3  innings, allowing six runs, one earned, off 10 hits and four walks, striking out two. Stolley came in as relief, allowing one hit, one walk and one run. 

The Swedes are currently 8-4 in the KCAC and 27-20 overall. Bethany returns to action on Wednesday at Sterling.