MISHAWAKA – Bethel Softball opened up Crossroads League play on Tuesday against Grace and fell apart late in game one, losing 10-8 in extra innings before running the Lancers off the field 9-1 in five innings in game two to split the League opening series. Chloe DeJonge earned her first win in the circle this year in game two.
- Game 1 Score: Grace def. Bethel 10-8 F/8
- Game 2 Score: Bethel def. Grace 9-1 F/5
- Records: Bethel (6-11, 1-1) | Grace (1-15, 1-1)
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – NR | Grace – NR
- Location: Gardner Field | Bethel University | Mishawaka, Ind.
GAME 1 STAT TRACKER
- Quinn Slattman: 1-3, 2B, SB, 3 RBI, R
- Emmie Pugh: 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R
- Sydney Anderson: 3-3, 3B, RBI, 2 R
- Mahri Younger: 2-5, SB, R
GAME 2 STAT TRACKER
- Mahri Younger: 2-3, SB, RBI, R
- Karis Brewer: 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, R
- Haley Ragonesi: 1-3, HR, 3 RBI, R
- Shelby Prows: 2-2, 2B, RBI, R
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- The Pilots jumped out to an 7-1 lead in game one before allowing nine runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings of game one.
- The Pilots hit five extra base hits in the first game and three more in game two, including Haley Ragonesi‘s Crossroads League-leading fourth home run of the season in a six-run fifth inning.
- The Pilots swiped seven stolen bases on the day, including two each by Quinn Slattman, Mahri Younger, and Karis Brewer.
- Mahri Younger extended her hitting streak to 12 consecutive games and is hitting .553 over her streak.
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Pilots travel to Indianapolis to take on No. 5 Marian on Friday in a doubleheader starting at 3:00 pm.