KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Bethel Softball finished up their Spring Games trip with a competitive affair to No. 18 Grand View before running off Northwestern Ohio 9-1 in five innings. Hannah Frady and Haley Ragonesi brought out the big sticks in game two, with home runs each to power the Pilots.
- Game 1 Score: Grand View def. Bethel 9-4
- Game 2 Score: Bethel def. Northwestern Ohio 9-1
- Records: Bethel (3-7) | Northwestern Ohio (3-2) | Grand View (3-4)
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – NR | Northwestern Ohio – NR | Grand View – No. 18
- Location: Fortune Road Athletic Complex | Kissimmee, Fla.
GAME 1 STAT TRACKER
- Chloe DeJonge: 3.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER
- Mahri Younger: 2-4, 2B, 2 R
- Karis Brewer: 2-3, RBI, R
- Yadi Gomez: 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
GAME 2 STAT TRACKER
- Hannah Frady: 5.0 IP, W, 6 H, 1 R; 2-2, HR, 3 RBI, R
- Haley Ragonesi: 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, R
- Mahri Younger: 2-3, RBI
- Haley Stinson: 1-2, 2 R
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- The Pilots belted four extra base hits on the day, including home runs each from Hannah Frady and Haley Ragonesi—her second of the week.
- The Pilots 2-3-4 hitters were 9-18 at the plate on the day.
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Pilots return to take on Cornerstone in Grand Rapids with a doubleheader on Tuesday at 3:30 pm.
THOUGHTS FROM COACH REESE
- “I was happy with the first two games. A split against two top tier teams in two solid games is a great way to end our trip. We jumped out to an early lead against Grand View, but they came back with five in the first two innings. I was proud of the way we fought back to within one. We just didn’t get enough baserunners at the end of the game, while they kept stretching the lead.”
- “Hannah pitched another great game. Mahri, Haley, and Hannah had two hits each and Yadi got on base twice. I thought we did a great job of stringing some hits together, along with taking advantage of some of their mistakes.”