Ancilla softball splits home opener
The Ancilla College softball team split a doubleheader with Kellogg Community College, winning the first game 9-4 and losing the second game 7-6.
The doubleheader was the Lady Chargers’ first games after returning home from their spring trip in Florida and their first games in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Western Conference.
Courtney Clark picked up the win in game one pitching the complete game and allowing just two earned runs and striking out four.
After falling behind in the top of the third inning 1-0, the Chargers answered in the bottom of the frame with three runs. Plymouth product Marissa Sullivan ripped a two-RBI double to start the scoring and Rohni Beck added a RBI with an infield single.
Kellogg tied the game up in the top of the fifth at 3-3, but Ancilla added a big six run bottom of the fifth, capped off by RBIs from Courtney Henning, Shelby McConnell, Emily Wilbur, and Clark.
Kellogg capped off the scoring with an unearned run in the top of the seventh, giving Ancilla the 9-4 victory.
In game two, the host Chargers played catch-up for the entire game. The Bruins took the lead in the first with an unearned run, then added two more runs in the second to take a 3-0 lead.
That lead held until the bottom of the fifth, when Ancilla tied the game with a two-RBI double from Kayleigh Schroeder and an RBI single from Sullivan.
Kellogg bounced back with two in the top of the sixth to take a 5-3 lead, but the resilient Chargers added another run in the bottom of the sixth on a Schroeder RBI single to make the score 5-4.
The Bruins stretched their lead to 7-4 in the top of the seventh. Ancilla made one more effort in the bottom of the seventh, scoring two runs, but it just wasn’t enough, as Kellogg came away with a 7-6 win.
Sullivan was 5-8 on the day with three RBI, while Schroeder, Clark, Cortney Ferrell, and Beck added three hits each. Schroeder finished the day with three RBI as well.
Ancilla hosts Jackson Community College today at 1 p.m.
Men’s college track
Corsbie competes for Bethel
Plymouth alum Kent Corsbie earned a runner-up finish in the triple jump as the Bethel College track and field team won the Goshen College Invitational recently.
Corsbie recorded a 39’5” to place second in the triple jump, one of seven runners-up for Bethel, which tallied 201 points to beat out host Goshen, which finished with 141 points.