|Lady Ravens running out of time to find consistency|
|Friday, 24 April 2009|
Tuesday, the BC Lady Ravens softball team split against Graceland University, losing game one 10-11 and winning game two 11-7. The split brought the ladies’ record to 6-12 in conference and 20-20 overall.
“We weren’t alive until the top of the seventh,” junior catcher Beth Krogmeier said, “It was a tough game and it didn’t go our way.”
In game two, the Lady Ravens were fired up, scoring nine runs in the first inning.
“We took the momentum from the end of the first game and brought it into the second game,” Krogmeier said.
The ladies defeated Graceland, with home runs from Krogmeier and sophomore 1st baseman Jennifer Bieberly, making the final score 11-7.
Monday, the Lady Ravens suffered a tough doubleheader against No. 18 and top HAAC seed Evangel University, losing 4-2 in game one and 4-0 in game two.
“We did really well, we hit the ball hard, but we just couldn’t score,” head coach Tim Crowley said. “They did everything that they could do out there.”
Last week, the Lady Ravens went up against Culver-Stockton College, Baker University, and MidAmerica Nazarene University.
In the Culver- Stockton doubleheader, the ladies split, losing game one 4-0 and winning game two 6-2.
“We should have swept Culver,” freshman catcher Meagan Mathiasmeier said. “We just need to step up our game.”
The Lady Ravens swept Baker, winning 7-0 in game one and 8-0 in game two.
In game one, the ladies scored three runs in the first inning. Baker was able to keep them at three runs until the bottom of the fifth when they scored three more runs, making the score 6-0. The ladies finished off the bottom of the sixth with another run. Freshmen pitcher Hannah Dusil finished off the game with a shutout.
In game two, the ladies scored early in the first taking the lead 1-0. However, they had trouble scoring in the second and third. At the bottom of the fourth the Lady Ravens were on fire, scoring seven runs. A Krogmeier homer made the score 8-0. Freshman pitcher Michala Green finished with a shutout.
In the MidAmerica game, the Lady Ravens started off slow. In the bottom of the fifth, junior 3rd baseman Laura Monterrosa hit a home run to tie things up at 5. In the bottom of the sixth, the ladies tied it up 8-8. Scoreless in the seventh, the game went into extra innings.
MidAmerica was able to score in the top of the eighth and took the win.
“We are back to playing like we did in the first part of the season,” senior 2nd basemen Michelle Collins said. “But we are still making too many errors and we still aren’t consistent and it’s frustrating.”
No matter the result against the Lady Pirates, the Lady Ravens finish conference play locked in as the No. 8 seed. The ladies play No. 1 seed Evangel University in the first round of the HAAC tournament today at 3 p.m.
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