MISHAWAKA – Bethel Softball was one out away from a game two win and doubleheader split but could not close the Cougars out in a 7-1 game one defeat and a 12-7 nine-inning heartbreaker.
- Game 1 Score: Spring Arbor def. Bethel 7-1
- Game 2 Score: Spring Arbor def. Bethel 12-7 F/9
- Records: Bethel (10-23, 3-11) | Spring Arbor (9-16, 5-6)
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – NR | Spring Arbor – NR
- Location: Gardner Field | Bethel University | Mishawaka, Ind.
GAME 1 STAT TRACKER
GAME 2 STAT TRACKER
- Mahri Younger: 3-4, RBI, R
- Quinn Slattman: 1-4, HR, RBI, 2 R
- Shelby Prows: 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, R
- Emmie Pugh: 2-3, RBI, R
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- The Pilots were one out away from a 6-4 victory in game two, but allowed back-to-back run-scoring singles to give up the lead.
- The Pilots committed two errors in the eighth to give the Cougars a lead, but the Pilots battled back in the 8th to tie the game after falling behind 8-7, but gave up 5 runs, including a grand slam, in the ninth to fall.
- The Pilots committed five errors on the day.
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Pilots host Spring Arbor on Friday with a doubleheader beginning at 3:00 pm.