CONWAY SPRING, Ark. – The Raven Softball traveled to Central Baptist College on Friday and Saturday to take part in the annual CBC Meltdown and finished their trip at 3-1.
Benedictine earned wins over Hannibal-LaGrange, 7-2, Bacone, 14-0, and the University of St. Marys, 5-2, while dropping their game against Central Baptist, 14-0.
Game 1 vs. Hannibal-LaGrange
Nikki McNeil gave up two runs off seven hits over seven innings to earn the complete-game win inside the circle for the Ravens. She also added six strikeouts.
At the plate, the Ravens scored their seven runs off 10 hits. Alex Burris went 2 for 2 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Sarah Methvin went 2 for 4 with two runs scored, and a three-run home run while Chris Flucke added a 3-for-3 effort with two RBIs.
Game 2 vs. Central Baptist
Defensively, the Ravens committed four errors in support of starting pitcher Alex Gilham. She went five innings, giving up six earned runs off nine hits to suffer the loss.
At the plate, the Ravens were limited to two hits as Burris and Elexis Thom recorded the Ravens only two hits in the loss.
Game 3 vs. Bacone
Benedictine rebounded from their first loss of the trip with a run-rule shortened win over Bacone.
The Ravens belted out 10 hits in support of Gilham, who went all five innings to earn the win. She gave up five hits but held Bacone scoreless.
Courtney Parker had a break-out game for the Ravens at the plate. She went 3 for 4 with two doubles, four RBIs and two runs scored. Melanie Braun and Lindsey Profitt also recorded doubles while Profitt added finished with three hits and two RBIs. Sarah Methvin added two RBIs while Gilham helped her own cause with an RBI as well. Molly Chevalier added and RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases as the Ravens finished with a total of five stolen bases.
Game 4 vs. USM
McNeil picked up her second win of the weekend, going all seven innings inside the circle for the Ravens. She finished with five strikeouts while giving up two runs off six hits.
At the plate, the Ravens recorded 11 hits, four for extra bases. Burris, Flucke, Chevalier and Profitt all hit a double. Profitt finished with two RBIs while Parker, McNeil, and Flucke accounted the remaining RBIs.
Benedictine was scheduled to travel to Ottawa University on Friday. Due to field renovations to the Ottawa facility, the doubleheader has been moved to the Asher Sports Complex and will be played at 1 p.m. Thursday at the BC Softball Field. Both games will be streamed live on BRSNtv.