Lady Tigers lose two in softball

By Steve Sell
April 13, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. — Central Christian College’s softball team lost two more games Saturday in the MCAC Crossover Tournament.

CCC, which had lost a pair of games on Friday, was defeated 12-5 by College of St. Mary and 4-1 by York. Central is now 3-11 in the MCAC.

Against College of St. Mary, back-to-back big innings by the Flames was the difference. College of St. Mary scored five times in the third and four more in the fourth.

Central’s Desiree Yandell had a nice game from the No. 9 hole with two hits and three RBIs. Losing pitcher Kristen Hall tried to help her own cause with three singles. Dana Dean and Courtney O’Bryne added two hits apiece, as CCC had a healthy 13 in the contest.

Hall worked only two innings before yielding to Cristina Insua.

The loss to York was disappointing as this was a team the Lady Tigers thought they could beat. York pecked away with one run in four separate innings.

CCC’s only run came in the second when O’Byrne drove in Sydney Nelson. Ashly Westgarth had two hits for Central. Cheyenne Bouis made the start and responded well for not having pitched by allowing just three earned runs.

“We showed a lot of fight today and didn't give up, but we just don't have what it takes to compete at this level right now,” a disappointed CCC coach Chad Kerr said.

Central hosts Haskell on Tuesday. This will be a chance for CCC to get well as Haskell is winless in MCAC play.