Winfield, Kan. – Trouble was awaiting the Sterling College Lady Warrior Softball Team in Winfield, Kansas. The Southwestern College Lady Moundbuilders were ready for Sterling and protected their home field in both games of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) series. Southwestern won the first game between the two teams 5-2 then defeated the Lady Warriors in the second game 7-2. Losing both games drops Sterling to 4-4 in the KCAC, good enough for sixth place in the conference.
Courtney Bell took the mound for Sterling in the first game and kept seven players in Southwestern’s lineup quite. However, two batters did colossal damage against Bell. Desiree Shipp of Southwestern went three for four with a run scored while Sara Vance went three for three with an RBI. Bell would end up pitching all six innings for Sterling, giving up 10 hits, five runs (four earned runs).
Sterling’s first game offense was highlighted by Kayla Lassiter’s solo shot. Alysse Yates, Southwestern’s pitcher, kept the bats silent the rest of the game and did not let any Lady Warrior have multiple hits in the game. When the ballgame was over, Sterling lost 2-5.
Bell would take the mound again in the second game for Sterling. The Lady Moundbuilders&rsqu