By Scott Reese
DONALDSON, IN – The Ancilla College softball team split with NJCAA #9 Kellogg Community College, with both games ending in a 3-1 score.
In game one, Abbey Renner struck out nine and allowed just three hits on her way to her 22nd career victory, surpassing Courtney Clark as the all-time wins leader at Ancilla. Maggie Birch and Allena McElfresh had two hits each for the Chargers. McElfresh, Melia Gonzalez, and Brooke Stout had the three RBI for Ancilla, who scored two in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Game two took nine innings to complete, with Lauren Prohl going the distance for Ancilla. The freshman struck out five and allowed just two earned runs in her outing. The Chargers mustered just one run on four hits in the nightcap.
“It’s exciting to see how we can compete at this level,” said Ancilla coach Scott Reese. “Consistency needs to be our goal from here on out. We have ten tough games left in this conference season and we need to play at our best in each one to compete.”
Ancilla travels to Jackson College today, Kalamazoo Valley Community College tomorrow, and to Muskegon Community College on Thursday before returning home for Sophomore Day on Saturday, April 30 against Jackson. The weekday games are at 3:00 p.m. Saturday’s games begin at 1:00 p.m. with Sophomore Day festivities beginning at 12:30 p.m.