McPherson College’s softball team isn’t going to win the KCAC championship, but it sure can make life uncomfortable for the leaders.
The Bulldogs knocked Ottawa out of sole possession of first place here Wednesday when they edged the Braves 7-6 in the second game of a twinbill. OU had won the first game, 9-1.
Ottawa is now tied with Kansas Wesleyan for first place as both teams are 11-3.
The Bulldogs took command of the second game, scoring six runs in the first three innings to lead 6-3. With a singleton in the fourth, the lead moved to 7-3 before Ottawa scored three times in the sixth to make things nervous for the Bulldogs.
But Mac pitcher Jenna Kaiser got through the seventh inning unscathed as the Bulldogs pulled off the upset.
Mac’s Ariel McGee and Amanda Darrow were immense. McGee homered and singled twice, good for two RBIs, and she also scored three runs. Darrow also homered and singled, good for three RBIs.
McKenna Deckard added two hits and two RBIs and Emily Davis also collected two hits.
Ottawa had dominated the first game, which ended in the sixth when the Braves scored five runs.
The Bulldogs had only three hits, one each by Davis, Deckard and Mariah Wedel. Kaila Atkinson took the loss.
Mac is now 6-8 in the KCAC and 13-18 overall. It plays Friday at Friends.