Bulldog softball starts season 0-3

By Steve Sell
February 11, 2019

FORT WORTH, Texas — McPherson College’s softball team headed to Texas over the weekend to begin its season, but two of its five scheduled games were postponed due to the weather.

The ones they played, they came up short in as the Tony Segovia era kicked off as he has returned to his alma mater to guide the program after a storied run at Friends University.

But the Bulldogs, who are expected to be in the KCAC’s upper shelf, displayed excellent pitching, but the offense hasn’t caught up as they took on quality competition.

• Texas Wesleyan 2, McPherson College 1 — The Rams are considered a Top 25 team nationally. Bulldog ace Christie Betker, now a junior and one of the best in the KCAC, was dazzling with 11 strikeouts and had no walks. But she received little help, other than two hits by Jessica Jones.

• Huston-Tilloston 3, McPherson College 2 — Another well-pitched game for Mac, this time from Sydney Lang, but the offense remained dormant. Cori Alexander and Chelsea Conrad had two hits apiece for Mac. 

• Central Baptist 6, McPherson College 4 — The offense showed signs of life, but the pitching wasn’t quite as stellar.

Mac finally broke through with 10 hits, including 4 of 4 by Conrad. Jenna Christensen aded a 3-of-5 performance.

Mac will play four more games this weekend as it travels to Springfield, Mo., for a tournament.