Winter Haven, FL -- The Beloit College Softball team closed out their Spring Trip to the Rebel Spring Games on Friday morning, falling to the College of Staten Island 9-1 in an early-morning affair and 11-3 to Albion College of Michigan in the trip finale.
Against Staten Island the Bucs got what turned out to be their lone run of the game when Tala Cornell scored on a wild pitch after leading off the game with a single, stealing second and advancing to third on an illegal pitch. But CSI scored twice in the bottom of the inning, once in the third, five times in the fifth and once in the sixth to end it. Three of their runs were unearned.
Megan Salm led a five-hit offense with two hits, including a double.
Beloit also scored first against Albion in the second game when Cornell scored all the way from second base on an infield error after leading off the game with a single. The Brits scored twice, one unearned, in the bottom of three before the Buccaneers re-took the lead in the top of the fourth with two runs. Bethany Stavrakas delivered a two-out single to score pinch-runner Alesia Hunter and then April Apfelbaum scored on the same play on an error.
But Albion had the deciding inning in the bottom of the fourth, scoring six to take the lead for good. Half of the runs were unearned. They added two in the fifth and one in the sixth to end the game early.
Cornell finished with three hits in the game while Salm had two more, including another double.
The Buccaneers are now off until next Saturday, March 22, when they are scheduled to host Loras College and Concordia University Chicago in a triangular at the Strong Complex Softball Field. Action begins at 11:00 a.m.