Phot By; CCC Athletics
Phot By; CCC Athletics
Softball - Mon, May 1, 2017
Game 1
Game 2
5 Innings
Central Christian College
Final - Game 112345RHE
Sterling (Kan.) ( 19-30)0155011151
Central Christian (Kan.) ( 9-35)20000231
Sterling (Kan.)PitchingCentral Christian (Kan.)
Diosdado, ByankaWinner-
-Loser Jacques, Mandy
Sterling (Kan.)Indv. StatsCentral Christian (Kan.)
#25 Salgado, DominiqueDoubles None
NoneTriples None
#19 Grass, TiahHome Runs #9 Bouis, Cheyenne
Final - Game 212345RHE
Sterling (Kan.) ( 20-30)2951017160
Central Christian (Kan.) ( 9-36)00003377
Sterling (Kan.)PitchingCentral Christian (Kan.)
Montion, AllisonWinner-
-Loser Kraus, Kasi
Sterling (Kan.)Indv. StatsCentral Christian (Kan.)
2 Players (#2,#27)Doubles 2 Players (#3,#13)
NoneTriples None
#19 Grass, TiahHome Runs None

MCPHERSON, KAN. – The Sterling College Lady Warriors traveled to Central Christian College on Saturday for their final doubleheader of the season. The Lady Warriors finished the series with a sweep over the Tigers, defeating CCC 11-2 and 17-3.

Game 1:

Central Christian struck first in the bottom of the first, taking a 2-0 lead against the Lady Warriors, but Sterling answered back behind a solo shot over center field by Tiah Grass to make it 2-1 after the second inning. Sterling continued to find success at the plate, with hits coming from Jessica Munoz, Morgan Coslor, Miranda Escalera, Dominique Salgado, Tiah Grass, Tobi Salzman, and Kaycee Carter as the Lady Warriors scored five runs in the inning to take a 6-2 lead.

Strong defense in the field, along with key pitching for Sterling kept the Tigers off track at the plate, as the Lady Warriors scored five more runs in the fourth to take an 11-2 lead. With momentum in favor of the Sterling, Central Christian was unable to make a comeback, as the Lady Warriors would take the first game over the Tigers, 11-2.

Sterling collected 15 hits in the first game, led by Miranda Escalera with three. Tiah Grass had three RBIs, while Byanka Diosdado was a force in the circle for the Lady Warriors, pitching all five innings and finishing with seven strikeouts.

Game 2:

Sterling continued their strong offensive surge into the second game, scoring 11 runs in the first two innings. A solo homerun in the first inning from Dominique Salgado, followed by a three-run shot from Tiah Grass and a two-run bomb by Kaycee Carter in the second, sparked the Lady Warriors to the early 11-0 lead. Sterling added to their lead again in the third inning, using key hits from Miranda Escalera and Tobi Salzman, before Jenna Weimer sent a ball over left field for a two-run homerun of her own. Leading the Tigers 16-0, the Lady Warriors struck again late in the fourth, as Tiah Grass sent another homerun over center field, her second of the game, and third of the day, putting Sterling ahead 17-0. The Tigers added three runs late in the fifth inning, but it wasn't enough as Sterling finished the second game strong, defeating Central Christian, 17-3.

The Lady Warriors finished with 16 hits, led by Tiah Grass with four. Grass also led the Lady Warriors with five RBIs, while Allison Montion picked up the victory for Sterling, finishing with two strikeouts in the win.

Sterling finishes the season with a 20-30 overall record and with a KCAC record of 6-16.  

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