GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN â€“ The Ancilla College softball (20-6, 7-5 MCCAA) team lost the opening game of a double header at Grand Rapids Community College (17-12, 8-6 MCCAA) 7-6, running their season long losing streak to three games before breaking the streak in the nightcap with a 13-7 victory, earning their twentieth victory of the season.
Gretchen Gieseking belted two solo home runs and was 3-4 with 2 RBI in game one. Kayla Dell also added 2 RBI, while Kaitlyn Dreibelbis, Courtney Clark, and Cortney Ferrell all had two hits for Ancilla. The Chargers outhit the Raiders 12-10 in game one, but a big four run fifth inning by Grand Rapids, in which only two runs were earned, turned out to be the difference in the game.
Ancilla took a 6-0 lead after two at bats in game two, but Grand Rapids fought back to within one, trailing 7-6 after five innings. Ancillaâ€™s big inning was the sixth, in which the Chargers strung together six straight hits with two outs to tally four runs in the frame.
Every Ancilla starter finished with a hit, as the Chargers finished with 17 hits in the game. Drebelbis, Gieseking, and Clark all had three hits each, while Clark finished with 3 RBI. Emily Steele picked up her sixth win of the season for Ancilla.
The Chargers finish their longest road string of the season today at NJCAA #11 Muskegon Community College, starting at 3:00 p.ma
. It is the fourth straight double header on the road for Ancilla, who returns home tomorrow to take on Kellogg Community College at 1:00 p.m.