Softball Splits with TCC
The Crimson Wave softball team split tonight with the Trinity Christian College Trolls at the Whiting Municipal Sports Complex. The Crimson Wave are now 15-26 and 8-8 in the CCAC.
The Crimson Wave fell behind early in game one as the Trolls jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the third inning. The bottom of the third brought six Crimson Wave runs including a two homer by Sarah Simchak giving CCSJ a 6-3 lead. A Crimson Wave run in the 4th extended the CCSJ lead to 7-3 while a 5th inning run gave CCSJ an 8-3 lead. The Trolls made a small rally in the 7th with two runs but the CCSJ defense prevailed giving the Crimson Wave the victory. Alex Latronica grabbed the win for CCSJ earning three strikeouts. Simchak was 1-2 at the plate with two RBI’s, while Sarah Galambos was 2-3 and Lauren Johnson was 2-4.
In game two the Crimson Wave came up short as the Trolls opened the game with two runs in the first. CCSJ evened the score in the second with three runs on a Joanna Drew homer over the left center fence. The Trolls drove in six runs in the third giving them a 8-3 lead. A Crimson Wave run in the 5th and 6th was not enough as CCSJ fell to the Trolls 8-5. Abigail Nelsen took the loss for CCSJ while Simchak was 2-2 at the plate, Drew was 2-3 with 3 RBI’s and Johnson and Sophie Kessler were both 2-4.
The Crimson Wave will be back in action tomorrow at 4:00 pm when they take on the Lakers of Roosevelt University at the Whiting Sports Complex.
Softball Sweeps TIU on Senior Day
The Crimson Wave softball team came away with a pair of wins over Trinity International yesterday. CCSJ defeated TIU 16-1 in the first game and 8-0 in the second. The ladies are now 14-25 overall with a CCAC record of 7-7.
CCSJ came out strong in the first game scoring a season high of 16 runs. Third basemen Brittany Renniger went four out of four from the plate with four RBI’s. Sarah Simchak had two hits with three RBI’s. Jasmine Rivera had two hits with two RBI’s. Sophie Kessler and Patty Monarrez each had two RBI’s as well. Abigail Nelson had a solid day on the mound with 5 strike outs. She was eventually relieved by Yesenia Perez who had one strike out.
In the second game, it would be the pitching and defense of the Crimson Wave that kept the game scoreless as CCSJ took the 8-0 win that ended in five innings. Sarah Galambos led CCSJ with two hits and two RBI’s. Jasmine Rivera, Lauren Johnson, Brittany Renninger, and Ashley Jerman each contributed an RBI. Cassie Mills pitched the first four innings and had one strike out. She was relieved by Yesenia Perez to finish the game.
It was Senior night for CCSJ. The Crimson Wave will say goodbye to Lauren Johnson, Abigail Nelsen, Yesenia Perez, Cassie Mills, Caitlin Wilcox. CCSJ would like to thank these seniors for their years of dedication and helping make the softball program successful.
The Crimson Wave will return to action on Wednesday as they host Trinity Christian College. Game one will start at 3:00pm and will be played in the Whiting Sports Complex.
Softball Falls to USF at Home
The Crimson Wave softball team fell to the University of St. Francis 2-4 and 7-8 in their double header today at home.
In game one, CCSJ got on the board first scoring in the 1st inning after a sacrifice fly from Brittany Renninger that drove in Lauren Johnson. Nicole Henry tripled in the 2nd inning to start things off for the Crimson Wave. Sarah Simchak single to center field that drove in Nicole Henry to bring the lead 2-0 in favor of CCSJ. The game would remain 2-0 until the top of the 7th inning when the University of St. Francis went on to scorer four runs to defeat the Crimson Wave 4-2.
In the second game, it would be the University of St. Francis who would get on the board first in the 3rd inning to take the lead 1-0. USF would also score five runs in the next inning to go up 6-0 over the Crimson Wave. CCSJ began to chip away at the lead when Sophie Kessler doubled to left field that drove in Lauren Johnson. In the 5th inning, Sarah Galambos got things started as she homered with two CCSJ runners on base to bring the score 4-6. CCSJ would continue their late game success scoring three more runs in the 6th inning to take the lead 7-6 over USF. Kristen Ashby doubled that resulted in 3 RBI’s for CCSJ. Unfortunately for the Crimson Wave, USF would score two runs in the 7th inning which ended up being the deciding factor as the game came to an end.
The Crimson Wave is now 8-25 on the season. They will return to action on Thursday as they host Robert Morris University at 3:00. The game will be played in the Whiting Sports Complex.