Kissimmee, FL -- The Beloit College Softball team split a pair of games on Wednesday, earning their first win of the 2016 season in record breaking fashion against Mitchell College 19-3, before falling to Westminster College 12-2.
The Bucs exploded with 25 hits off Mitchell pitcher Taylor Duchesneau, breaking a 20-year team record, previously set by their 1996 Midwest Conference championship team. The prior record of 22 hits was cracked by freshman Alyssa Boltik’s two out double in the 7th. The Beloit offense was led by Maddie Terlap and Emalie Thern, each contributing with four hits in the contest. Thern added four runs scored and three RBIs. Tala Cornell and Alex Kohn chipped in with three hits apiece for the Bucs. Mikayla Martin earned the win in the circle, scattering just three hits and walking none in her four innings of work.
Beloit’s bats were cooled during their second game of the day, as as they were only able to produce five hits against Westminster. The Titans took the lead in the top of the third after Emily Lindsey’s double plated the first two runs of the contest. Beloit was able to tally their lone runs in the fourth when a Westminster throwing miscue led to runs by Terlap and Jordyn Ciochon. The Bucs’ scoring stopped there and they unfortunately were unable to catch up with their opponent's timely hitting.
Boltik suffered the loss on the mound, giving up eight runs off nine hits in 3.2 innings of work.
The team is back in action on Thursday, looking to get back in the win column against Defiance College at 9:00 am and Montclair State University at 11:15 am EST.