By Mike Woolf
It was the tale of two halves for Benedictine softball on Sunday, as they split a double header with Concordia University-Wisconsin. The Eagles took game one by a score of 7-2, but dropped the nightcap, falling 10-1.
In the first game, Kailee Cable knocked in a pair of her teammates for a two-RBI double to put Benedictine ahead 2-0 in the third inning. The next batter Melissa Stoch grounded out too short, allowing Chelsea White to score from third, extending the Eagle lead to 3-0.
In the fifth, Cable grounded out to second, bringing in Kelly Mieszala to make it 4-0. One inning later, Benedictine tacked on a run on a Concordia error, pushing it to 5-0. RBI singles for Alex Daviera and Sara Koch accounted for the other two Eagle runs. Cable finished with three RBI for Benedictine and Melissa Guzior was terrific on the mound, going the distance while allowing just one earned run on nine hits.
In the second game, Mieszala opened up the scoring with an RBI single to left in the second inning. However, that was all for the Eagles’ offense, as Concordia would score 10 unanswered runs, ending the game in the fifth inning. Koch was the only player on Benedictine in the second game to record more than one hit.
The Eagles currently sit in 4th place in the NAC with a record of 4-2 in the conference and 8-10 overall. With Monday’s double-header at Wisconsin Lutheran postponed, Benedictine won’t be back in action again until Wednesday when they host Dominican University for a double header.