The Cabrini College softball team took to their home field in a match-up with the Baptist Bible College Defenders on Tuesday, April 22. The Cavaliers took both games of the doubleheader by scores of 11-2 and 3-1.
The Defenders started the scoring off in game one. Erica Thompson tripled in the first inning to drive in Amber Kachelries and Lauren Shepherd. That was the only offense Baptist Bible would get as pitcher Taylor Gallagher shut down the Defenders for the rest of the game.
Kaitlyn Cooper got the Cavaliers on the board in the bottom of the inning with a three-run homerun, driving in Lindsay Savar and Amber Dietrich. Cooper reached on an error the following inning, allowing Dietrich to score. Savar launched her own homerun in the third inning, which drove home Dietrich and Taylor Mack. A wild pitch in the fourth inning allowed Stacie Roller to cross the plate. Dietrich added a single in the inning to score Mack. Cooper hit a double to finish out the scoring, Dietrich crossing the plate.
The game ended in five innings based on the mercy rule of 10 runs. The final score of the game was 11-2 in favor of the Cavaliers.
Game two was a much closer game for the two teams. The Cavaliers got on the board first in the second inning. Lea Enoch singled to drive in Gallagher. Baptist Bible answered back with a run of their own in the fourth inning. Corin Landry singled to drive in Thompson.
Cabrini answered back right away in the bottom of the inning. Katelyn Melahn singled to score Steph Diegel. A wild pitch allowed Melahn to score later on in the inning. Starting pitchers Kiley Sharp and Amber Kachelries shut down the offenses for the rest of the game. The Cavaliers were able to come out of this game with a 3-1 victory.
The team has now won six straight games. The success this team has been capable of has been very obvious from the start. And it was that much more obvious after these games.
“It is good that we all came up firing and ready to go. Everyone contributed their part in the game whether it was making a good play or getting a hit. Or doing what they needed to do to make sure we stayed out on top,” Dietrich said.
The Cavaliers will take on the visiting Notre Dame of Maryland University Gators this Friday. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.