The CCC women's softball team split four games this weekend on the road in Nebraska. On Friday the Lady Tigers played a double header with College of St. Mary in Omaha, NE. The Tigers swept the Flames 8-7, and 9-5. In game one of the double header, the Tigers had to come back from being down 7-1. In the top of the 5th, the Tigers got things going offensively. CCC scored five runs in the inning, four of them coming off of a Shawna Hash grand slam trimming the CSM lead to one, 6-7. Both teams went scoreless in the 6th inning, but the Tigers got two runs in the top of the seventh to take the lead 8-7. The Tiger defense held on in the bottom of the 7th to close the game out.
Mallory Smith was on the mound for the Tigers. She pitched a complete game, giving up 7 runs on 8 hits. She walked 3 and struck out 5 in the win. Three Tigers had more than one hit including Dana Dean who was 2 of 4, Hannah Martin who was 2 of 3 with 2 runs scored, and Shawna Hash who went 2 for 4 with 5 RBI and a run scored. Tiffany Burget, Kylie Damm, and Jordan Stewart had the other three Tiger hits.
On Saturday the Tigers played a double header at Bellvue University. The Tigers were swept by the Bruins 10-0, and 11-0. Mallory Smith got the start again for the Tigers. She pitched 4 innings, giving up 10 runs on 13 hits. She walked three Bruins and struck out two. The Tiger offense was pretty non-existent as they could only manage one hit, a single from Jordan Stewart.
The second game of the double header was much like the first. The Bruins defeated the Tigers 11-0 with Desiree Yandell taking the loss. Yandell pitched 4 innings giving up 11 runs on 14 hits. She struck out two while walking zero Bruin batters. The Tiger offense doubled their hit totals from the first game. Brooklynn Lemons and Hannah Martin recorded the two hits, with Martin's being a double.
With the weekend split, the Tigers are now 8-36 on the season and 6-6 in the MCAC. They are currently tied with Oklahoma Wesleyan for the 4th spot in the conference tournament. It will come down to the games this week. OWU has a pair of games with Southwestern Christian tomorrow while the Tigers will wrap up the regular season with a double header on Saturday at home against the Central Baptist College Mustangs, the number one team in the MCAC and ranked nationally.