08 Feb 2023 CBC softball splits on final day
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Looking to salvage a split on the final day of the Our Lady of the Lake Classic, Central Baptist College softball was on Saints Field today for their final two games against #15 OLLU. CBC (2-3) would accomplish their goal, losing game one to OLLU (2-1) 6-5 before taking the final game 8-4.
GAME ONE – #15 OLLU 6, CBC 5 (10 INNINGS)
A pitcher’s dual broke out early in the first game, with Alex Jeter going toe-to-toe with OLLU’s Angela Ramirez. Allison Wagle hit the first home run of the season for CBC, a two-run blast, to put CBC ahead 2-0 in the top of the first, with two outs after Katie Smith led off the game with a walk and a steal.
OLLU would cut the lead in half with a run in the second, and tied the game in the fourth via a home run. The two teams would stay knotted through the seventh and both would play extra innings for the first time this season. In the top of the eighth, CBC scored twice thanks to an error off the bat of Madeline Bruce and a single from Heather Hoffman but OLLU would tie the game in the bottom half with a home run. In the tenth inning, Bruce singled with one out and Lauren Anderson, who started the inning on second base, scored on an obstruction call to make it 5-4 in the top of the 10th. OLLU would end the game with a home run in the bottom half of the inning to give Jeter the tough luck loss, as she threw a complete game and scattered eight hits and six runs (four earned) with a pair of walks and a pair of Ks.
GAME TWO – CBC 8, #15 OLLU 4
CBC jumped up 2-0 quickly again in game two thanks to an error off the bat of Jordyn Frederic and an a single off the bat of Hoffman that allowed Anderson to score via another error. OLLU would slice the lead in half in the bottom of the first before CBC responded with two more in the second to lead 4-1, courtesy of an error off the bat of Lauren Anderson and an RBI single from Wagle. A Katie Smith sac fly in the third would push the lead to 5-1 before OLLU got a homer in the third to cut the lead to 5-3. Another error, this time off the bat of Ysabella Esquivel, allowed two runs to score in the fifth to make it 7-3 before another home run made it 7-4 Mustangs after five. A Madeline Bruce RBI single in the sixth brought the score to its final total. Hannah Work was the winner, throwing a complete game and allowing just four hits and four runs with five walks and four strikeouts.
The Mustangs head to Alexandria, La., this weekend for a four game LSU-A Purple and Gold tournament. CBC begins the tournament against #5 Freed-Hardeman on Friday morning at 10 a.m.