SB: Berg settles for split

SB: Berg settles for split

NEW CONCORD, Ohio -- Coming off a rough pair of losses on Thursday, the Heidelberg University softball team split a conference doubleheader with Muskingum University on Saturday. The Berg shutout the hosts in game one, 6-0, before falling in the nightcap, 2-1.

GAME ONE: Heidelberg 6-11-2 Muskingum 0-4-1

Renee Lovett broke a scoreless tie in the third, doubling home Leah Bouillon, who singled to lead off the inning. Two batters later, sophomore Casey Moore drilled a home run to center, padding HU's lead to 3-0.

The Berg tacked on two unearned runs in the fifth, after a misplayed ball by the Musky defense.

In the sixth, Bouillon once more led off the inning with a single, this time an infield hit. The sophomore advanced to second on a groundout and scampered to third on a wild pitch. Classmate Shelby Miller plated Bouillon with an RBI single through the left side, capping off the HU scoring.

Abbey McKee led the offense, going 3 for 4, while Bouillon was 2 for 3 with a pair of runs scored.

Sophomore Kaitlyn Moore (tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just four hits. Moore struck out six and walked just one.

GAME TWO: Muskingum 2-3-0 Heidelberg 1-4-0

Lovett and Miller walked to lead off the nightcap. The free passes chased starter Hannah Duff from the game after just two batters. Casey Moore sac bunted the runners over, and Lovett scored on a wild pitch for an early 1-0 HU lead.

Muskingum scored their first run of the day in the bottom of the fourth, courtesy of a sacrifice fly.

The Muskies took the lead in the bottom of the fifth when Jaelyn Meade roped a two-out double down the right field line. The hit scored Karsyn Shaffer, who reached on a single up the middle.

Moore threw four innings, allowing just one run and one hit. Vanessa Macias ( took the loss in relief, giving up one run over two innings.

Lovett and Kaitlin Keys each had two hits in the nightcap.

PLAYOFF PICTURE

Heidelberg is currently in third place in the Ohio Athletic Conference (11-5). The Student Princes have one conference twinbill remaining, next Saturday against Wilmington. The top four teams advance to the OAC Tournament, held May 4-6.

UP NEXT

A quick turnaround is in store for the Student Princes, as they host The College of Wooster tomorrow afternoon. First pitch at Frann's Field is at 1 p.m.