Softball team improves to 9-13, win 2 at Regis
The CSC softball team split a four-game series with Regis University, Denver. The Eagles won the first two games of the series, 4-3 and 8-7, while the Rangers turned their luck around, and won the last two, 2-0 and 8-0. CSC moved to 9-13 overall, 6-5 in conference play.
In the first game, Jessica Jarecki, freshman of Littleton, Colorado, allowed seven hits but struck out 10 batters en route to her sixth win of the season. CSC trailed 3-1 in the seventh inning, when senior Morgan Wilhelm, of Littleton, Colorado, hit a 3-run home run, putting the Eagles on top 4-3. It was Wilhelm’s only at bat of the game.
In game No. 2, the Eagles were in a similar situation, only this time they trailed 7-0 after five innings. CSC scored three runs in the top of the sixth, but still trailed by four. A huge five-run inning and a shutout in the bottom half sealed the win and another comeback victory. Kinsley Mason, senior of Loveland, Colorado, started in the pitching circle for CSC, but Dallas Magnusson, sophomore of Sterling, Colorado, was called in for relief early, and pulled out the win.
Courtney Lecher, senior of Fort Collins, Colorado, hit a perfect 3-of-3 with two walks and an RBI. Lindsey Karlin, senior of Berthoud, Colorado, finished 3-of-4 with an RBI.
In game No. 3, the Eagles were unable to put together another comeback. The Rangers scored two runs in the second, and held on for the win, giving Jarecki her fourth loss of the season. Karlin finished with a team-best two hits on three attempts. Aspen Eubanks, junior of Broomfield, Colorado, also added two hits. Kayla Michel, sophomore of Brighton, Colorado, finished with one hit on two attempts and a walk.
The final game of the series proved to be the worst for CSC, as the Rangers dominated from the bottom of the first, scoring five runs on five hits and one error, and coasted out to win 8-0. Mason was tagged with the loss, dropping her record to 2-6.
The Eagles were only able to scrape together two hits in the final contest, one from Lecher, and the other from Zoe Humphries, senior of Arvada, Colorado.
Regis recorded nine hits, with Macy Cox, sophomore of Westminster, Colorado, leading the way, recording two hits on three attempts. Cox batted one run in and scored one herself.
The Eagles are back at home this weekend for another pair of doubleheaders against Colorado State University-Pueblo. The ThunderWolves are 9-11 this season, 6-6 in the RMAC.