The Charger softball team earned a split on Tuesday during day two of the Myrtle Beach Tournament. Briar Cliff fell 10-4 to Walsh in game one and upended Waldorf 7-3 in game two. BC is now 2-9 overall on the season after today’s games.
Briar Cliff was down early during game one, trailing 3-1 after the opening inning. Walsh lit up the scoreboard with six runs in the third and added another run in the fourth. BC trailed 10-1 after the first four periods. The Blue and Gold attempted to spark a comeback with two runs in the fifth inning and added an additional run in the seventh inning, but it was not enough to overcome the early deficit. The Cavaliers took game one by a score of 10-4. Briar Cliff held a 16-12 advantage in hits during the contest.
Bailey Nichols was the biggest offensive threat with three hits on four at bats for the Cliff. Nicole Romero, Rachele Heaton, Brooke French, Isabella Gonzalez, Bailee Meyer all also added two hits apiece. Nicole Wiles, Codie Fineran and Summer Williams both chipped in one hit. Romero belted a triple in the contest, while Nichols, French and Fineran all recorded a double. Gonzalez created the lone RBI. Wiles, Fineran, French, and Gonzalez each crossed home plate on one occasion.
Gonzalez, AbbyGail Lint and Lanae Shiley all had time in the pitching circle during the game. Gonzalez went 3.1 innings and gave up four hits and one run to go with one error while striking out two batters. Lint threw 2.0 innings and surrendered five hits, five runs and five errors. Shiley pitched 0.2 innings and allowed three hits, four runs and four errors.
In game two, Waldorf led 3-0 after two innings. Briar Cliff responded with one run in the fourth period, and knotted the game up at 3-3 with two runs in the fifth inning. The Chargers posted an additional run in the sixth and piled up three insurance runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Warriors 7-3. Lint had the hit of the contest, notching a double in the seventh inning to drive home French and Gonzalez to extend BC’s lead late.
Williams led the Blue and Gold with three hits, trailed by Romero, Gonzalez and Lint with one hit each. Williams and Lint shared the team lead in RBI with two apiece, while Romero and Emily Riha also had one RBI each. French and Lint both scored twice. Williams, Romero and Gonzalez all scored once. Gonzalez picked up the W in the circle, going all seven innings and striking out three batters to go with surrendering four hits, three runs and one error.
The Chargers have Wednesday off and will return to action at the Myrtle Beach Tournament on Thursday. Briar Cliff is scheduled for a doubleheader to begin at 9:30 a.m. against Glenville State.