Close not close enough for Timberwolves
In its last six games, the BMCC softball squad has lost five - four by close margins.
The T-Wolves lost to Treasure Valley 4-1 on April 10. The score was 1-1 with two out in the 6th when a couple of miscues, an untimely walk and a base hit pushed the Chukkars to the victory 4-1.
On April 13, the T-Wolves split with Spokane CC, losing 5-4 and winning 4-3. Despite making 10 errors on the day, BMCC was competitive.
Cheyenne Friend hit a two-run homer for the big blow in the 4-3 win of the then 16-8 Sasquatch. Jordan Bennett picked up her fifth win of the season with a seventh-inning assist from Megan Alexander.
“Megan sure pitched well enough to win in the opener,” said coach Tom Mauldin. “She allowed only 4 hits, but it is hard to overcome 7 errors. We made 3 errors in the second game, but pulled it out.”
On the day, BMCC had 17 base hits to SCC’s 11.
On April 14, the Wolves lost to Big Bend, 4-2 and 2-0.
The hots bats from April 13 were nowhere to be found against Big Bend.
“I’ve got to hand it to Big Bend,” said Mauldin. “That team came to play with a goal of moving up in the standings. They had timely hits, good defense and good pitching. My hat is off to them. They shut us down and took two at our place.”
Big Bend improved to 6-12 in league, while BMCC fell to 5-13. Overall, the T-Wolves are 8-18.
Again, the pitching was solid as both Alexander and Bennett pitched well enough to win. Bennett allowed a 2-run homer in the second game.
In the last 6 games (including a 12-4 loss to TVCC), only 4 of the 28 runs allowed have been earned.
“We can’t blame it on injuries or weather,” said Mauldin. “We’re just not making the plays. It’s a pretty basic reason for the outcomes.”
Bennett signs with NCU
BMCC sophomore pitcher/outfielder Jordan Bennett has signed a letter of intent to play softball at Northwest Christian University.
Bennett, who hails from Prairie, Washington (a Vancouver suburb), is expected to have the same role at NCU as she does with the Timberwolves.
“She will pitch and play outfield for us,” said Beacon head coach Tim Hood.
Through 26 games, Bennett has 5 wins and a 3.85 earned run average. In 74 innings, she has allowed 77 base hits, walked 73 and struck out 65. She is also batting .342 and is second on the BMCC squad with 13 runs batted in.