Softball Sweeps the Trolls
The Crimson Wave softball team earned a pair of victories last night over Trinity Christian College. CCSJ won the first game 4-3 and 12-4 in the second. This moves their record to 24-18 on the season with a 12-8 CCAC record.
The Crimson Wave were the first ones to strike after a three run inning in the 3rd. Sadie Conner grounded out to second base but that was good enough for Elizabeth Fuller to score to put CCSJ up 1-0. Kristen Ashby scored the second run of the inning after a wild pitch from TCC. Sarah Simchak flied out to left field that drove in Tiffany Galindo. Brittany Renninger homered to center field which ended up being the winning run for the Crimson Wave.
The Crimson Wave came out strong in the second game scoring twelve runs which was their third highest of the season. Kristen Ashby, Brittany Renninger, and Sarah Simchak each had two RBI’s on the night. Sadie Conner, Courtney Spirek, Patty Monarrez, Elizabeth Fuller, and Alyssa Sansone each had an RBI as well.
CCSJ will return to action today when they travel to Chicago, Illinois to take on Roosevelt University at 5:00.
Softball Falls to #5 SXU
The Crimson Wave softball team fell to the St. Xavier Cougars 8-0 and 6-3 on Tuesday night. It was a tough break for CCSJ who was coming off of two nice wins over Purdue University North Central last week.
In the first game against St. Xavier, CCSJ just couldn’t get things going offensively. St. Xavier limited CCSJ to one hit on the night from Sarah Simchak. Alyssa Sansone pitched four innings for the Crimson Wave and ended with two strikeouts.
In the second game, CCSJ got their production on offense but it wasn’t enough to overcome the six runs that St. Xavier scored. Sophie Kessler led the way for CCSJ with two RBI’s on the night. Tiffany Galindo had an RBI as well. Kali Weyer started the game on the mound for the Crimson Wave and was eventually relieved by Alyssa Sansone who finished with four strikeouts.
It was also senior night for the Crimson Wave. CCSJ would like to recognize: Brittany Renninger, Julyssa Saez, and Sophie Kessler.
The Crimson Wave will return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Trinity Christian College. The game will begin at 3:00.
Softball Sweeps ONU in a CCAC Pair
The Crimson Wave softball team is coming off of a big day after sweeping Olivet Nazarene in their double header. CCSJ would win 8-4 in the first game and 6-4 in the second. The Crimson Wave is now 20-16 on the year with an 8-6 CCAC record.
In the first game, ONU got on the board first going up 1-0 in the first inning. CCSJ was able to respond and hold them to their 1-0 lead until the second inning. The Crimson Wave had a big second inning scoring all eight of their runs against the ONU Tigers. Joanna Drew led the Crimson Wave with two RBI’s on the night. Kristen Ashby, Sadie Conner, Brittany Renninger, and Sarah Simchak each had an RBI as well. Alyssa Sansone pitched all seven innings for the Crimson Wave and ended the night with three strikeouts.
In the second game, CCSJ had to come from behind a second time as ONU was up 4-0. The Crimson Wave scored two runs in the final three innings to secure their second win of the night. Sarah Simchak had a big game as she hit two home runs which drove in four RBI’s. Sadie Conner and Elizabeth Fuller each had an RBI as well. Kali Weyer pitched all seven innings for the Crimson Wave and ended the night with five strikeouts.
The Crimson Wave will return to action on Thursday when they host Purdue University-North Central at 3:00. The game will be played at the Whiting Sports Complex.