The Central Christian College of Kansas softball team were able to get a doubleheader in on Saturday afternoon before the rain came pouring down, as Haskell Indian Nations University came to town. The Tigers took both games in five innings, highlighted by Cheyann Sales' no-hitter in game one, 14-0 and 11-3.
As mentioned before, Cheyann Sales was the starter for the Tigers in game one, and she came out dealing. She worked the strike zone often, forcing the Indians to put the ball in play. The Tiger defense was able to back her up, helping Sales set down the first 24 batters that Haskell sent to the plate. On the 25th batter, the Indians would finally get a baserunner thanks to a hit-by-pitch to lead off the top of the fifth inning. With the perfect game no longer on the table, Sales recovered by getting the final three outs to complete the no-hitter. The Tigers' offense did more than enough to support the pitching, especially in the second inning when they sent 15 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs. In the game, the Tigers scored 14 runs on 12 hits and seven walks.
In game two, Haskell were able to get their bats going, scoring three runs in the game, including a solo home run in the top of the second inning. The Tigers' bats were louder, however, as they would score 11 more runs on 12 hits and nine walks, including another big second inning where they scored five runs. On the day, all of the Tiger hitters that were in the game would reach base at least once.
The Tigers will be back in action on Tuesday afternoon when they will have a rematch with Haskell, this time in Lawrence.