MCAC leader hands CCC softball team two losses

By Steve Sell
April 20, 2014

Central Baptist arrived in McPherson Saturday as the No. 1 softball team in the MCAC and it left the same way.

The nationally ranked Mustangs swept Central Christian College 3-0 and 8-3, as the Lady Tigers fell to 7-13 in the MCAC and 14-32 overall.

Central showed it could play with the conference’s best in the first game as ace pitcher Kristen Hall gave her team a chance by holding the Mustangs at bay. But no offensive help resulted in the loss.

CCC had four hits, all singles by four different players. Hall threw well, allowing only seven hits and fanning four.

The second game was a matter of the Mustangs eventually pulling away. They nicked CCC pitcher Cristina Insua for at least one run in six of seven innings.

The Lady Tigers again had only three hits, all singles. Insua drove in Ashly Westgarth with the only run.

Of the eight runs Insua gave up, five were unearned.

“Game One was almost the complete opposite of Friday versus Oklahoma Wesleyan, the game was close and they executed but we didn't offensively,” CCC coach Chad Kerr said. “Game Two got away from us a little bit, but the players kept fighting the whole way.  Not bad considering this was the No. 1 team in the conference and ranked 25th nationally.  All in all it was a good couple of days for us."

CCC will be back in action on Wednesday when it plays McPherson College at Wall Park. First pitch is 5 p.m.