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Bulldog Softball Splits with York


McPHERSON, Kan. ( — The McPherson College Bulldogs softball squad split the doubleheader Wednesday (Mar. 20) winning the first game 9-1, before falling in game two 4-3 at Bulldog Park.



Jordyn Johnson was outstanding in the circle for the Bulldogs in game one, striking out seven of the 22 batters she faced. Johnson allowed just five hits and one run in five innings of work.

The Bulldogs scored early and often in the opener, after an RBI single by Rowdy New brought Tatyana Alvarado around to score. MC also benefitted from several Panther errors in the first inning, scoring a pair of runs due to the miscues.

More Panther errors by the Panthers in the second inning allowed the Bulldogs to take a 4-0 lead, then an RBI double by Alexandrea Garcia brought New home. Andrea Solis put MC on top 6-0 after two innings with an RBI single of her own.

The Panthers got on the board in the third on an RBI single by Breanna Underwood, but the Bulldogs answered with a three-run third inning.

MC scored nine runs on eight hits, while the Panthers finished with five hits and six errors.

Alvarado finished with three doubles, while no other Bulldog had more than one hits. Alvarado, New, and Garcia each scored three runs for the Bulldogs.



In the nightcap, the Panthers grabbed a 3-0 lead with one run in each of the second, third, and fourth innings.

The Bulldogs cut into the lead in the sixth, loading the bases but only scoring one run, thanks to a walk by Kaitlyn Sarsfield. The Panthers pushed their lead to 4-1 in the next half inning.

New led off the bottom of the seventh with a single to centerfield, then scored on a triple by Garcia. A sacrifice fly by Alyvia Quintana brought Garcia home.  MC threatened for more, when Alyvia Lange doubled and Solis walked, a pair of groundouts ended the game.

New and Lange each finished with two hits for the Bulldogs, while Quintana, Garcia, and Sarsfield each drove in one run. Samantha Hollingsworth got the start in the circle for the Bulldogs and threw seven innings, allowing just two earned runs.

The Bulldogs are back in action Saturday (Mar. 23), hosting Saint Mary at Bulldog Park. The doubleheader is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.