#6 Julia Van Wey gets the out at first base.
Photo Courtesy of Olivia Dunklau
By Olivia Dunklau
In their last home game of the season, the Bulldog softball team split their doubleheader on Apr. 25 with the Briar Cliff Chargers winning 8-0 in the first game and losing 5-3 in game two.
In game one, the Bulldogs’ run ruled the Chargers 8-0 in just five innings, scoring four runs in the third inning and four more runs in the fourth inning. Junior Camry Moore worked the circle for four innings earning three strikeouts, no walks and only two hits.
In the third inning, senior Janessa Jarvis batted in the first two runs with a triple. Moore and senior Hhana Haro each had a run batted in double apiece. Continuing the strong offense in the fourth inning was senior Tori Homolka, who cleared the bases in the fourth inning with a three run double.
In game two, Haro was the first to bring a run in with a sacrificed single. Concordia wouldn’t score again until the fourth inning when freshman Brena Brown hit her first home run in her Concordia softball career. Briar Cliff would respond with two more runs in the fourth inning.
Sophomore Caitlyn McGarvie tripled in the fourth inning to be a lead runner for senior Regan Karel’s double to left field. The Bulldogs retook the lead at 3-2. The Chargers would score three more runs in the sixth inning to remain in the lead and take the game at 5-3.
Freshman Julia Van Wey had a total of 16 putouts, defensively at first base in both games combined. Homolka had a total of seven putouts combined at shortstop. Haro at third base and junior Kylee Nixon at second base, each had three assists in the second game.
In a busy upcoming week, the Bulldogs will travel to Omaha on Tue. Apr. 27 to play College of Saint Mary at 3 and 5 p.m.