The Central Christian College of Kansas softball team continued their marathon week, in which they have games on five out of six days of spring break. On Thursday afternoon, the Tigers welcomed Bacone College into McPherson for a doubleheader with the Tigers taking both games 9-1.
The Tigers were able to combine great pitching and timely hitting in game one. Lakota Wolf pitched all five innings for the Tigers, allowing just one run on five hits, striking out four batters while walking just one on just 67 pitches. On offense, Cassidy Pitts got things off to a quick start with a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning, her fifth home run of the season. She would go 3-for-3 in game run with one RBI and two runs scored. The Tigers pushed their lead in the bottom of the third inning, with Madison Walker driving in Cassidy Pittson a single to center field and Gizelle Lucero scoring on a wild throw by the Bacone shortstop on the same play. Madison Walker would make her way across home plate thanks to a double by Altavia Hall. The Tigers would put the game away in the bottom of the fifth inning with Altavia Hall collecting two more RBI with another double driving in Trisha Martin and Breana Miller. Then Anika Jobe drove in Hall on a single to right field, and then Jobe would be brought home by a single to center by Shiloh Burns. That would be enough to enforce the run rule, giving the Tigers the 9-1 win in 5 innings.
In game two, the Tigers got another outstanding pitching performance. This time from Cheyann Sales. She would go 5.2 innings giving up just one run, working around seven hits by the Warriors. On the offensive end, Jessica Lyle had a big game, collecting four RBI on two hits. Breanna Bill made the most of her time in the leadoff position, going 2-for-4 and scoring three runs. It would take one more inning than game one, but the Tigers would trigger the run rule once again in the bottom of the sixth inning with Jessica Lyle driving home Taelyn Pagel for the final run of the game.
The Tigers move to 5-14 on the year, and are now 4-9 in Sooner Athletic Conference games. They will finish out their marathon week with a road trip to Ecclessia College on Friday afternoon, then a stop at Bacone College on the way home on Saturday afternoon.