KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Bethel Softball fell in a tight game to start the day, losing to Point Park 3-2, before walking off Northwestern Ohio in game two 4-3 in extra innings to finish. Haley Ragonesi provided the lone fireworks for the Pilots in game one, with a two-run first-inning home run—the team’s first of the season.

GAME VITALS

  • Game 1 Score: Point Park def. Bethel 3-2
  • Game 2 Score: Bethel def. Northwestern Ohio 4-3 (8)
  • Records: Bethel (2-6) | Point Park (3-6) | Northwestern Ohio (2-1)
  • NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll:  Bethel – NR | Point Park – NR | Northwestern Ohio – NR
  • Location: Fortune Road Athletic Complex | Kissimmee, Fla.

GAME 1 STAT TRACKER

GAME 2 STAT TRACKER

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

  • The Pilots managed just three baserunners on the day against Point Park, two coming to score on the home run by Ragonesi.
  • The Pilots got nine hits in game two, stranding eight.
  • Yadi Gomez scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning after being placed at second base to begin the inning, being sacrificed over to third, and scoring on a wild pitch.

NEXT TIME OUT

  • The Pilots continue in the Spring Games the remainder of the week.

THOUGHTS FROM COACH REESE

  • “All of our fireworks happened in the first inning. I’m excited for Haley to get her first home run of the year. Hannah pitched well too. They executed in the late innings when we weren’t. We played well, just not well enough to win.”
  • “I thought we did a great job executing both offensively and defensively. Chloe pitched really well for the first seven innings and Hannah did a good job of having a 1-2-3 relief inning in the eighth, shutting them out during the international tiebreaker. Mahri and Karis hit well, picking up five of our nine hits, and Shelby came up with two sacrifice bunts, that led to our last two runs.”
  • “Overall it was a well-played day.”