CSC Softball Drops Twinbill At Colorado Christian

The Chadron State College softball team dropped both games of a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference doubleheader at Colorado Christian University on Thursday in Denver.

The homestanding Cougars won 6-4 in game one, and game two was shortened to six innings by the run rule, with CCU winning 12-4.

CSC third baseman Sloane Quijas was responsible for six of the Eagles’ eight runs over the course of the two games. She batted home shortstop Bailey Marvel in both of her first inning attempts, and later hit a two-run homer in both games.

Following CSC’s 1-0 start in the early game, the Cougars took the lead in the bottom of the first inning, on a leadoff home run by third baseman Sydney Reamer and an RBI single from designated player Piper Lujan,.They never relinquished their lead afterward.

They added two more in the third, on a two-RBI hit by first baseman Samaria Roope, making the score 4-1.

Left fielder Katelyn Morkisch plated the winning run in the fifth, hitting an infield single to shortstop, and Reamer tacked on one more for good measure.

At 6-1, a rally in the sixth inning fell short for the Eagles, with Quijas scoring the first two. Later center fielder Ellie Owens got an RBI to close it to 6-4, but on the same play, catcher Mackenzi Kroll was picked off trying to get from second to third.

Neither team scored in the remaining at-bats.

In the afternoon game, CCU was the dominant team offensively, slapping out 16 base hits to CSC’s six.

Quijas again got the Eagles on the board in her opening at-bat, this time with an infield ground-out which allowed Marvel to cross for the go-ahead score. Marvel was also assisted by a sacrifice bunt from right fielder Jessie Henchenski.

Once again, however, the Cougars used the bottom of the first inning to take the lead for good. They managed four runs on three singles and an error, going on top 4-1.

Chadron State got one run back on a solo home run by Kroll in the second, but another two-run shot by Quijas was all the scoring CSC managed, the rest of the way.

CCU strung together scoring sequences in all six innings, adding one run apiece in the second and third, two in the fourth, and three in the fifth. They walked off with a pair of base hits in the sixth, earning the decisive eight-run advantage.

Jennifer Romero earned the win in the circle for CCU in game one, with Roope coming in for a save in the sixth. Romero is now 3-2. Julie Katz improved to 2-0 with game two.

For CSC, Tia Kohl fell to 1-5 in the early game, and Peyton Propp went to 2-5 in the latter.

Chadron State, now 4-10 (4-6 RMAC) will face Colorado Christian (7-4, 6-1 RMAC) in another doubleheader, which was moved ahead to 10 a.m., on Friday.

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