Bethel Softball Falls to NAIA No. 4 Marian



The BC softball squad surrendered a pair of contests to NAIA No. 4 Marian on Tuesday by the final scores of 10-0 and 11-3. The losses move the Pilots’ record to 2-34 overall and 2-26 in league action.

The Knights proved why they were one of the top teams in the country on Tuesday by blanking the Pilots in the opener while allowing just one hit in the five-inning affair. On the opposite side of the scorecard, MU pounded out 12 hits that turned into 10 runs and an easy 10-run victory. Breaking up the no-hitter for the Pilots was Katie Rhoade who recorded a single in the bottom of the fourth.

In game two, the Pilots fell behind 2-0 in the first frame but cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the second. Another MU score in the top of the third widened the gap back to two before Hunter Brummet launched a solo shot that again inched BC closer to the league leaders.  However, a five-run top of the fourth put the game out of reach, and the Pilots untimely surrendered to MU 11-3 in six innings.

Brummet and Gabby Warner finished the nightcap with a pair of hits, and Jordan Mathison rounded out BC’s offensive output with a hit of her own.

The Pilots will step away from league action for the first time since their spring break trip on Thursday to take on Trinity Christian in a doubleheader.