The Women's softball team traveled to Pittsburgh this weekend to play a double header against the Pioneers of Point Park. Game one saw the Pioneers jump out to a 5-0 lead after the 3rd inning. The Lady Bearcats would not just give in and answered with 3 runs in the top of the fourth. Point Park then returned the answer with 2 runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. With a scoreless fifth inning the Bearcats were ready to try and rally in the top of the 7th. The Lady Bearcats were only able to get three runs across the plate in the top of the 7th and this gave the Pioneers the win in the first game 7-6. The Bearcats were led by Rachel Tanner who had three hits and one RBI. Also helping the Bearcats were Catherine Dunn and Alexa Nicholas who both had two hits and one RBI. On the mound for the Bearcats was sophomore pitcher Shelby Franklin. Shelby gave up 13 hits and 7 earned runs, with only 1 strike out.
In game two the Pioneers came out strong putting up four runs in the first two innings. The Lady Bearcats would not score until the top of the fourth when they were able to get 3 runs across the plate. But again the Pioneer were able to answer in the bottom of the fifth with two more runs and stretching the lead to 6-3. The Bearcats would answer with two runs in the top of the 6th but this was not enough to secure a win. The Pioneers take the second game 6-5.
On the mound for the Bearcats was senior pitcher Jordan Melton who pitched six innings and gave up 7 hits and 6 earned runs. The Lady Bearcats fall to 4-12 in KIAC play and 9-21 overall.
Next on the schedule is Asbury in a makeup double header to be played on Tuesday April 26th in Wilmore, KY at Asbury University. First pitch is set for 12:00 p.m. CST