Softball Swedes pound Sterling twice

By Bethany College Sports Information
April 17, 2014

STERLING — Bethany College’s softball team crushed it twice on Wednesday, routing second-division Sterling 11-1 and 13-2, both games ending early because of the run rule.

"We played very well," Bethany coach Janice Esses said. "We made adjustments at the plate and executed well when we needed to. Defensively, we played pretty strong and took advantage of some over-aggressive baserunning by the Warriors, helping us have good damage control."

Jordan Blakesley led the Bethany offense in the first game by going 3 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs. Kelli Traffas and Jasmine Zaker each added two hits, two runs, and two RBIs.

 Kiersten Stolley pitched the six-inning game for the Swedes, allowing one earned run off eight hits and two walks. 

Ashley Nicolich was 4 for 4 in the second game with three RBIs. Blakesley went 2-2 with two runs and three RBIs while Stephanie Minder added two hits and two RBIs.

 Minder threw the five-inning game for Bethany, allowing two earned runs off two hits and four walks, striking out two. 

The Swedes are currently 10-4 in the KCAC and 29-20 overall. Bethany hosts University of Saint Mary for their final home doubleheader on Saturday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.