Softball Splits Pair of Weekend Series

Ravens split with Culver on Saturday, Baker on Sunday

  • Monday, April 16, 2012

The Raven softball team wrapped up a busy week of play over the weekend with games at home against Culver-Stockton College and a road doubleheader against Baker University.

Saturday, Benedictine split with Culver, falling in game one 7-2 before rallying for a 3-0 win in game two. Sunday, Benedictine (13-26, 6-7 HAAC) split their final doubleheader of the week in Baldwin City, falling to Baker (18-11, 8-4 HAAC) in game one 8-0 before rallying again for the split with a 5-3 win in game two.

In the opener against Culver-Stockton on Saturday, the game needed nine innings to be decided.

After Hannah Dusil (Sr., Kansas City, Kan.) held Culver to two runs off five hits over six innings, Whitney Walters (Soph., King City, Mo.) took over in relief. Walters gave up five runs in the top of the nine to suffer the loss.

At the plate, the Ravens were limited to just three hits at the plate. Shortstop Megan Eldredge (Fr., Arvada, Colo.) went 1 for 4 at the plate with a two RBI double.

In game two, Katelyn Nill (Soph., Lenexa) continued to have a strong week for Benedictine. After limiting Graceland to just two runs off five hits on Wednesday, Nill held Culver scoreless off five hits on Saturday. She finished with five strikeouts to earn the complete-game win.

At the plate, the Ravens went 5 for 25. Second baseman Allison Salva (Sr., El Dorado Springs, Calif.) went 2 for 2 with two doubles and two runs scored. Eldredge recorded two RBIs at the plate while third baseman Ashley Dobbie (Jr., Overland Park) added the final RBI.

In the opening game on Sunday against Baker, the Ravens ran into the hot hand of Baker starting pitcher Maggie Holmberg. Holmberg threw her second straight no-hitter against the Ravens, holding the Ravens hitless over five innings of work.

Dusil and Walters combined for the loss. Dusil earned the start and threw four innings giving up four runs of eight hits. Walters threw the final two-thirds giving up four runs off three hits.

In the second game, Nill earned the start and picked up her third win in four tries on the week. She finished with five strikeouts while giving up three runs off seven hits.

After being held hitless in the opener, Benedictine went 5 for 27 at the plate. Dobbie and first baseman Jordin Burford (Soph., Olathe) recorded RBI singles in the win.