During the past couple of weekends, Snow Softball has played two solid teams. The first four games were against No. 19 College of Southern Idaho on Mar. 27th and Mar 28th. Snow split the four-game series.
In the first game, Snow lost 9-0. Snow had five hits to the Eagles' 12. Brylle Bigelow for the Eagles had a great game, going 3-3 with three RBI. The Badger’s August Cowan pitched 5.1 innings and gave up nine earned runs. The winning pitcher for the Eagles was Gracie Walters with six innings pitched, no runs, and nine Ks.
In the following game, the Badgers were able to put up six runs on eight hits. While CSI scored 14 runs on 15 hits. Snow lost in five innings, 14-6. Two of the Badgers stood out at the dish. Bailey Bowers went 3-3 on the game while Andrea Sweat went 1-2 with three RBI with a long ball. Gracie Tentinger for the Eagles had an outstanding game; she went 4-4, had seven RBI, and a home run. The losing pitcher for the Badgers was Sweat with 2.2 innings pitched, 10 earned runs, and four strikeouts. The winning pitcher for the Eagles was Makenzie Evans with 2.2 innings pitched and no earned runs.
In the next game, Snow took the win in six innings. The final was 13-3. The Badger’s bats came alive during this game, with 11 hits to CSI's seven. Snow had a big fifth inning, scoring seven. Bowers had a great game at the plate going 2-3, with six RBI, and two home runs. The winning pitcher for the Badgers was Kenley Henson with 3.1 innings pitched, giving up three earned runs. The losing pitcher for CSI was Evans with 2.2 pitched and four earned.
In the final game at CSI, the Badgers won a close game 14-12. This game was an exciting offensive game with the Badgers having 12 hits and CSI having 14. The Badgers once again had a big fifth inning, scoring five runs in the frame. CSI made things close with a late-game push, scoring three in the seventh. McCall Maxfield for the Badgers had a great game at the plate going 3-5, with six RBI, a home run, and two doubles. The winning pitcher for the Badgers was Sweat with 7.0 innings pitched, six earned runs, and seven strikeouts. The losing pitcher for CSI was Hayes with 4.1 pitched and seven earned.
Snow then played four games against Salt Lake Community College on March 31st and April 1st. Snow lost all four games.
In the first game, the Badgers lost a tough game in the final three innings, losing 8-0. Snow’s bats were cold this game, only having five hits to SLCC’s 12. Both teams were scoreless going into the top of the fifth. SLCC was able to take the lead with a three-run fifth, and then added to their score, plating two in the sixth, and three in the seventh. Snow’s defense struggled with six errors. Only two of the Bruins' runs were earned. Benson for the Bruins had a good game going 2-5 with two RBI. Tasia Shibuya also had a good game at the plate hitting .500 in the game. Kaci Smith got the loss for the Badgers. She pitched a full game with two earned and four strikeouts. The winning pitcher for the Bruins was Hermansen pitching a complete game shutout with four strikeouts.
In the next game, the Badgers lost in nine innings. The final was 22-18. Even though the weather was a cold 37 degrees, the bats were hot for both teams. The Badgers had 17 hits to the Bruins' 27. Three of the Badgers had a three-RBI game. Maxfield went 3-4 with a home run, Cowan went 2-4 with a double, and Hadley Walker went 3-6 with a clutch three-run bomb. Both teams were scoring almost every inning, but the Badgers fell short in the ninth after the Bruins scored two.
In the Badger's final two games against SLCC, The Bruins took both games in five innings. In the first game, the Badgers were run-ruled 18-4, and in the final game, the Badgers were run-ruled 11-2.
In the first game, Maxfield went 2-3 at the plate. Walker went 1-3 and had two RBI in the game for Snow. The losing pitcher for the Badgers was Sweat with three innings pitched and six earned runs. The winning pitcher for the Bruins was Hagen with five innings pitched and four earned runs.
In the last game, the Badgers struggled to get timely hits. The defense also struggled during this game, with five errors. Maxfield had another strong game at the dish going 2-3, with two RBI, and a home run. The losing pitcher for the Badgers was Smith with 2.2 innings pitched and four earned runs. The winning pitcher for SLCC was Marvin, throwing a complete game and giving up only two earned.
Snow College Softball conference record suffered after being swept by SLCC, making their conference record 8-8 with an overall record of 16-11. SLCC conference record improves to 18-2 with an overall record of 24-7. CSI’s conference record goes to 13-7 with an overall record of 25-12.
Snow plays College of Southern Idaho on April 7th and April 8th at home.