SB: Softball splits with the Streaks

SB: Softball splits with the Streaks

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS -- The Heidelberg University softball team snuck away from Cleveland with a midweek split, dropping the first game, 4-3, before winning the nightcap, 7-6. Shelby Miller led the Student Princes with four hits while Abbey McKee tallied three RBI.

With the split, Heidelberg (18-8, 8-2) lost sole possession of first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference. John Carroll moved to 11-10, 6-4.

GAME ONE: JCU 4-7-0 BERG 3-4-0

In the fourth inning, McKee broke a scoreless tie with an RBI double that scored Lauren Wolf. Next batter Kaitlyn Moore padded the lead with a two--run home run to left center.

The Blue Streaks got on the board in the fourth, then took the lead in the sixth inning. Hannah Mizener hit a three-run homer off Moore, who struck out five.

In the top of the seventh, The Berg stranded the tying run at third.

GAME TWO: BERG 7-9-3 JCU 6-13-1

Scoreless in the third, Heidelberg exploded for five runs. Renee Lovett singled and moved to third on a double by Miller. Casey Moore drove in two with a single before McKee hit a two-run blast to left. Kaitlin Keys closed the scoring with a double to center that drove in Haylee Patel.

Up 5-3, HU tacked on two more in the sixth. With two outs, Miller hit her first collegiate home run -- a two-run jack to right.

John Carroll scored once it the sixth and twice in the seventh before reliever Morgan Daniels sealed the win to pick up her first save. Vanessa Macias (7-3) struck out two.

UP NEXT:

The Student Princes return to the road on Saturday for an OAC doubleheader at Mount Union, weather permitting.