SOFT: Saint Francis Swept By Bethel

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Thanks to Mother Nature the USF softball team had to wait a while for the program’s home opener. Unfortunately for Cougar fans, Bethel didn’t make it worth the wait as the Pilots swept the Cougs 1-0 and 10-0 on Tuesday afternoon.

Game one was a pitcher’s duel, as both teams were scoreless through six. In the top of the seventh Bethel’s Katrina Klingberg was caught in a rundown off third base. Klingberg would have been out at home but the ball squirted out of USF catcher Erica Smith’s glove after she applied the tag, staking Bethel to a 1-0 lead. The USF bats couldn’t muster a run in the bottom half of the inning, setting the final at 1-0.

In the late game the Bethel bats exploded, leading to a 10-0 win by the Pilots.

USF falls to 4-12 overall and 1-5 in Crossroads League play.

The Cougars have rescheduled their double header with Spring Arbor from March 18 to tomorrow. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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