Parkville, MO – The CBC Lady Mustangs American Midwest Conference Tourney hopes were all but dashed with a doubleheader loss at Park University this afternoon. The Lady Mustangs fell 1-4, 9-10.
With four games left to play and an earlier split with Missouri Baptist, Central Baptist could earn the last spot with a complete sweep.
The teams traded first inning runs before Park took the lead in the third, 2-0. They would score two more in the fifth but Park's Shelby Bendure would keep CBC in check allowing only six hits and the run, which was a homer by Raquel Westerman (SR/Galveston, TX).
Game one (1-4) by the Numbers:
- Alyssa Estrada (FR/Houston, TX) 2-3
- Raquel Westerman 1-2, 1R, 1RBI
- Whitney Wade (SR/Vilonia, AR) 1-3
- Kaylee St. John (SO/Conway, AR) 1-3
- Beth Jones (JR/Hope, AR) 1-2
- Madison Skelton (JR/Praire Grove, AR) 6 IP 6H 4R 2BB 1SO
The second game started much like the first as both teams scored in the opening inning. CBC got on the board after Alyssa Estrada scored on a Gabrielle Mueller (JR/Taylor Ridge, IL) double. Mueller would score on an error by Park's Hailey Costello.
Park would add four runs in the fourth, with CBC answering with five of their own in the top of the fifth. Hits by St. John, Cali Lankford (SO/Perryville, AR) and Rachel Lawson (FR/Kokomo, IN) along with a walk and an error by the Pirates would help the cause. Park came right back with four runs of their own to lead 10-7. A seventh inning rally by the Lady Mustangs would come up short after doubles by St. John and Lankford along with a Rachael Jones (FR/Conway, AR) single.
Game two (9-10) by the Numbers:
- Cali Lankford 3-4, 2R, 3 RBI
- Rachel Lawson 2-3, 3 RBI
- Kaylee St. John 2-4, 2R, 1 RBI
- Alyssa Estrada 2-4, 2R
UP NEXT: The Lady Mustangs will be at William Woods University on Saturday, April 22nd. The AMC doubleheader is slated to begin at 1:00 pm.
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