Sports Digest March 27-28

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The Culver-Stockton College softball team settled for a split Sunday of its Heart of America Athletic Conference doubleheader at Park University in Parkville, Mo.

The Wildcats scored two times in the fourth inning of game one to break a 2-2 tied and went on to beat the Pirates 4-3 in the opener. In the nightcap, Park pitcher Adrianna Solary held the Wildcats to two hits as the hosts earned the split with an 8-0 victory.

In the opener, Alle Thompson was 3-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in to lead the Wildcat offensive attack. Katelyn Felt added two hits and a run scored, while Hailey Akers also drove in a run during the victory.

Pitcher McKenzie Hall improved to 4-6 overall after allowing three runs on six hits. Hall didn’t walk a batter and struck out nine.

In the nightcap, the Wildcats could never figure Solary out as they were limited to singles by Akers and Thompson. Solary walked one and only struck out four, but it was enough to pick up her first victory of the season.

The Wildcats, now 8-14 overall and 6-6 in the Heart, is scheduled to play a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday, March 31, at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Mo. The first game is set to start at 2 p.m.

The Culver-Stockton College baseball team got a superb outing from starter Stefan Stockwell to earn a split of its doubleheader and four-game series with Peru State College Sunday afternoon at Nichols Field.

Stockwell, who collected a save in game two of the series Saturday afternoon, scattered six hits and allowed just one run in a 4-1 victory in the second game of Sunday’s twinbill. Peru State scored 11 times in the fifth and sixth innings to pull away for a 14-7 victory in the opener.

Stockwell walked one batter and struck out five to pick up his second victory of the season. He held the Bobcats in check most of the game, allowing just one run in the second inning. Stockwell threw 105 pitches in the game, 69 pitches for strikes.

It appeared Stockwell’s effort might be wasted as the C-SC offense was limited to one hit, a two-out single by German Sepulveda in the first inning, through the first five innings. However, the bats came alive in the sixth against Peru starter Manuel Caballero.

Josh Quick opened the inning with a single and advanced to third on a single by Alejandro Cardinale. Cody Dennis then laid down a safety squeeze bunt and Quick beat the throw of Caballero to tie the game.

With Cardinale at second and pinch runner Greyson Durbin at first, Sepulveda drilled a RBI single through the hole at short to score Cardinale and give the Wildcats the lead. Cole Hansel then looped a double down the left field line to score Durbin and Douglas Barker hit a sacrifice fly to plate Sepulveda with some insurance runs.

In the opener, the game was tied 3-3 after four innings when the wheels fell off in the fifth frame for the Wildcats. Peru scored six runs on five hits in the inning, and then added five more runs on five more hits in the sixth to pull away for the victory.

Quick was 3-for-3 with two runs batted in for the hosts in the opener. Cardinale went 3-for-5 with a run scored, while Dennis was 2-for 4 with a RBI. Hansel and Casey Downs also had runs driven in for the Wildcats in the opener.

C-SC, now 8-17 overall and 4-8 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, is scheduled to play a non-conference game this Tuesday at home versus Hannibal-LaGrange University. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m. at Nichols Field.

The Culver-Stockton College softball team had its five-game conference winning streak snapped in a doubleheader loss to MidAmerica Nazarene University Saturday afternoon in Olathe, Kan.

The Wildcats, who are 5-1 in league games at home but 0-4 in on the road, out-hit the Pioneers 8-7 in a 6-2 loss in the first game, and then committed five errors in an 8-2 loss in the nightcap.

Taryn Brown led the offense with four hits, including a 3-for-3, two RBI performance in the second game. Katelyn Felt also had two hits in game two, while Baylee Schneider and Hailey Akerscollected two hits in the first game.

The Wildcats, now 7-13 overall and 5-5 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, is scheduled to play another conference doubleheader at Park University on Sunday, March 28, in Parkville, Mo. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. at the Park Softball Complex.