Softball team starts season 1-5
The Eagle’s softball team won one out of six games at the Eckerd College Spring Invitational, Clearwater, Florida, last weekend.
In Friday’s games, against Eckerd College and Florida Southern College, the Eagles were shut out with scores of 4-0 and 6-0, respectively. Saturday the losses continued with the University of Tampa winning 8-1, and Saint Leo University winning 8-0 after only five innings. Sunday though, CSC was able to defeat the No. 17 in the nation Saint Leo 2-1, but Tampa earned the final win of the invitational 2-0.
Jessica Jarecki, freshman pitcher of Littleton, Colorado, started and completed her first collegiate game Friday against Eckerd, where she tallied five strikeouts and six walks. She allowed six hits on 27 at-bats and threw four perfect innings.
Taylor Bauer, senior of Rapid City, South Dakota, was the only Eagle to connect in the match-up, tallying two hits in as many attempts, but she never made it around to score.
Kinsley Mason, senior pitcher of Loveland, Colorado, started the second game against Florida Southern; she allowed 10 hits and two walks, but struck out three.
Courtney Lecher, senior of Fort Collins, Colorado; Zoe Humphries, senior of Arvada, Colorado; and Aspen Eubanks, junior of Broomfield, Colorado, each recorded one hit on three attempts in the shut out. Lindsey Karlin, senior of Berthoud, Colorado, marked the only other hit for CSC.
Saturday, Megan Horn, freshman pitcher of Colorado Springs, Colorado, threw for four and two-thirds innings allowing six hits, five walks, and three strikeouts. Jarecki came in as relief, walking two and allowing four hits.
Bauer was the first Eagle to score Saturday with her solo home run in the third inning against Tampa. That was Bauer’s only connection in three attempts. Lecher went 2-2 in the game. Kendyl Moody, sophomore of Lakewood, Colorado; Humphries; and Eubanks tallied 1-3.
Against St. Leo Saturday, Dallas Magnusson, sophomore pitcher of Sterling, Colorado, completed four of the five-inning game. She allowed five hits and hit four batters. Hayley McKeehan, redshirt sophomore of Peyton, Colorado, finished the game with one walk and one hit charged against her.
Karlin, Eubanks, and Alyssa Geist, redshirt freshman of Broomfield, Colorado, each connected once in the shut out.
Jarecki earned the start and her first collegiate win Sunday against St. Leo. She struck out four, walked one, and allowed eight hits, but only one run.
Eubanks batted in Sheyann Ludwig, freshman of Longmont, Colorado, for the first of two in the 2-1 win. Morgan Wilhelm, senior of Littleton, Colorado, was the other Eagle to cross the plate.
Mason finished the tournament in the circle against Tampa. She allowed six hits, struck out three and walked four.
Karlin and Ludwig earned doubles in the match-up. Eubanks marked the other hit for the Eagles.
The softball team will travel to the West Texas Invitational in Canyon, Texas, to play five different teams Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.