by Amanda Jarzynski
Coming out of a five game win streak, Benedictine softball looked to defeat Concordia Wisconsin twice at home on Saturday. Instead, they lost the first game in the double header and won the second game.
The first game ended with a score of 4-2 in favor of Concordia. Melissa Guzior pitched all seven innings for the Eagles only allowing seven hits, which led to four runs.
Benedictine started out strong during game one and refused to let Concordia earn a single run. The first run of the game came from Benedictine’s third baseman Shannon Fritsche. Then, in the fourth inning, Concordia exploded offensively and scored four runs before three outs were made.
The other Benedictine run came in the fifth inning when right fielder Sarah Koch hit a home run into left field. The Eagles battled to win the game, but they did not have enough time to make up for all of the Concordia runs.
In game two, Benedictine looked for a little payback. Holly Haberkorn took the mound for all seven innings of play. She only gave up six hits and three runs. The final score came out to a Benedictine victory of 4-3.
Both teams started the game earning two runs each in the first inning. The Eagles pulled ahead in the fifth inning earning two more runs from Nikki Powers and Chelsea White. In the sixth inning, Concordia scored one more run, but could not tie up the game.
Benedictine has seven more games left to play, six of which are double headers. They now have a record of 10-6 in Conference.