CSC Outscored 26-4 In Dropping Twin Bill At Colorado Christian

Kaleb Center, CSC SID 

The Chadron State College softball team lost twice on Friday, by 12-3 and 14-1 margins, at Colorado Christian University in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.
 
Both games were over in five innings.
 
Chadron State scored all three of its runs in the first inning, continuing to gain an early lead as it did in the first two games on Thursday.
 
From there it was all downhill for the Eagles. CCU gained a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the second when center fielder Sami Edwards hit a two-RBI single to provide the tying and winning runs. What followed was an eight-run third inning in which the Cougars walked four times, hit safely three times, and benefited from two errors.
 
CSC went through three pitchers, and starter Gabby Russell re-entered for the final inning and a third. Tia Kohl, who was in the game during Edwards’ scoring shot, fell to 1-6 in the loss.
 
CCU’s Jennifer Romero improved to 4-2 in the circle, pitching a complete game.
 
In the latter game, CSC did not score until the fourth inning, after falling behind 14-0 over the first three.
 
Cougars pitcher Julie Katz held the Eagles to three hits, all leading off innings, including the solo home run in the fourth by CSC shortstop Bailey Marvel that ruined the shutout.
 
Colorado Christian scored five in the first inning, four in the second, and five more in the third. The Cougars’ highlight was a three-run homer by designated player Piper Lujan with one out in the second.
 
CSC freshman Caitlyn Lotspeich received her first appearance of the season, as well as her first loss.
 
Katz pitched the complete game for CCU to get to 3-0 on the season.
 
Chadron State is now 4-13 (4-8 RMAC), while Colorado Christian improves to 8-4 (7-1 RMAC).
 
The Eagles are back at home next weekend, pending weather and field conditions, March 20-21 hosting Regis University.

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