Central Christian College’s softball season came to an end here Saturday and Lady Tiger coach Chad Kerr has poured the foundation for future success.
While Central lost twice to Saint Mary to finish the year 14-38, the program is taking positive steps. Kerr graduates only one senior and his entire painfully young starting lineup is coming back for next year. Also, he’s already signed some top prospects for next year, so there will be plenty of competition for starting positions.
CCC lost 9-2 and 14-3 verdicts to the Spires.
In the opener, it was just 3-2 Saint Mary before the Spires scored five times in the fourth to put separation between the teams.
Central’s No. 1 and 2 hitters, Dana Dean and Ashly Westgarth, did their part by collecting two hits apiece and Dean reached three times as she also walked. The rest of the lineup, however, contributed just two hits, though Kristen Hall and Cristina Insua drove in runs.
Hall took the loss.
The second game was reasonably close until the fifth, when the Spires erupted for nine runs.
Hall had a nice game with two hits and two RBIs, while Dean scored twice. Cheyanne Bouis made the start on the mound and Desiree Yandell came on in the fifth.