LINDSBORG — Bethany College’s softball team shook off a rare clunker to earn a split with Tabor College on Saturday.
Not much went right for the Swedes in the opener, losing 17-5 in five innings. Bethany bounced back, however, for a convincing win of its own, 9-2.
"We had a disappointing start to our home conference opener due to a lack of focus," Bethany coach Janice Esses said. "Tabor did a great job being diligent at the plate and putting the ball in play hard. We just could not keep them off balance. I am proud of how our team responded the second game. We had a great pitching performance by Jasmine Stewart, giving up only one hit, and we had better quality at bats."
Offensive leaders in the first game were Jenna Carson, Jasmine Zaker, Courtney Davis and Emily Causey, all with two hits. Zaker and Causey ripped triples. Camille McIver took the loss.
Bethany crushed the ball in the second game. Carson and Zaker both had three hits, while Davis, Kristen Crawford and Mariana Cerenio-Jordan all had two. Stewart’s one-hit pitching made it easy for the Bethany defense.
Bethany is 3-1 in the KCAC and 16-14 overall. It plays Wednesday at Southwestern.