Softball Ends Season in CCAC Trny
The Crimson Wave softball team ended their season today in the 2015 CCAC Softball Championship after losing in the first two rounds as the #4 seed. The tournament is being held at The Ballpark in Rosemont, IL.
The Crimson Wave opened the championship against the fifth seeded University of St. Francis Fighting Saints. The Crimson Wave found the scoreboard first as Sarah Simchak singled to center field scoring Sadie Connor. USF would control most of the game as they scored in the first, third and fourth innings. The Crimson Wave’s best chance to tie the game in the fifth with two runners on but could not convert. CCSJ would fall 3-1 to the Fighting Saints.
The Crimson Wave were led by Brittany Renninger who went 2-3 at the plate and Simchak who was 1-3 with an RBI.
In the second round of the tournament the Crimson Wave faced rival Purdue Calumet. The game would remain scoreless till the fifth inning of play when PUC would bring in the games lone run ending the Crimson Wave’s season.
Kristen Ashby and Connor would both go 1-3 at the plate.
“The CCAC tournament was not the best for us this year. We just couldn’t string hits together to score runs. Individually we had some great things happen both defensively and offensively, we were just unable to produce. Our pitchers did a great job all weekend. “ Said Head Coach Stephanie Zimny
Alyssa Sansone was named to the CCAC Softball Championship All-Tournament team after racking up 6 strikeouts in the two games.
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.