It would have been senior night at Centennial Park if the Bethel College softball team had any seniors.


It would have been senior night at Centennial Park if the Bethel College softball team had any seniors.

The first-year team showed its youth in the home finale for the Threshers, dropping two games to Ottawa University Tuesday in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference play.

Ottawa won the first game 8-0 as Ottawa pitcher Ashley Renaldi threw a perfect game. The game was called after five innings on the eight-run rule.

Renaldi faces the minimum of 15 batters, striking out three.

The Braves scored all their runs in the first four innings. Myah Sprew drove in three runs, hitting a home run. Lyndsay Swafford went three for three hitting.

Ottawa won the second game 11-0, scoring six runs in the top of the sixth inning. Bethel had just one hit in the second game.

Morgan Shramek went five innings with one hit, striking out three and walking three. Morgan Beckler pitched the bottom of the sixth, striking out one.

Bethel had seven errors, allowing six unearned runs.

Darin Lewis went two for three hitting. Swafford went two for four. Becca Dunlop drove in three runs.

Ottawa is 27-20, 12-4 in KCAC play, moving into sole possession of second place in the conference with two games to play. Bethel falls to 8-31, 2-14 in KCAC play. Bethel ends the regular season at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sterling.

Bethel and Sterling are tied for ninth.