Bethel claims

two wins

WICHITA — The Bethel College softball team claimed a pair of wins Friday at the Friends Invitational at the Two Rivers Youth Complex in Wichita.

Bethel topped Oklahoma Christian 11-2 and Bacone 10-3.

Bethel’s game against Oklahoma Christian was called after five innings on the eight-run rule.

The Threshers opened the scoring with a three-run Krystin McKelpin home run in the top of the first. Madison McDowell added a solo shot in the second inning. Michelle Schrag punched in an RBI single in the third inning.

Bethel sent 10 batters to the plate in the fourth inning, scoring six runs. Kiera Broehl hit an RBI single. Five runs scored on errors.

Oklahoma Christian scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth on a Lauren Collyer RBI single and RBI ground out for Jasmyn Davis.

McDowell pitched four innings for Bethel, allowing three hits and a walk. Abbie Hutton finished the game.

Katie Schrag and Leslie Hoffan each had two hits for Bethel.

Jessica Orozoco took the loss for Oklahoma Christian. Lauren Kelley also pitched.

Against Bacone, Bethel gave up a pair of runs in the first inning on a pair of singles, an RBI ground out for Hunter Colburn and an RBI fielder’s choice for Nia Maxwell.

Bethel struck back in the bottom of the second inning on a Katie Schrag RBI single, an RBI double for McKelpin and an RBI triple for Jeni Reichenberger.

Katie Schrag added a two-run home run in the second inning. Four hits and two errors led to three more Bethel runs in the third inning. Reichenberger hit a two-run single. Hutton drove in a run on a ground out.

Michelle Schrag doubled and scored on an error in the fifth inning.

Rain Thompson led off the sixth inning with a solo home run for Bacone. Reichenberger hit an RBI double for Bethel in the bottom of the sixth.

Hutton pitched four innings for the win. Scudder finished the game. Scudder struck out five in three innings.

Tatum Elder took the loss for Bacone. Courtney Ball finished the game.

Reichenberger finished four for four hitting with three RBIs. Katie Schrag went two for four with three RBIs. McKelpin and Michelle Schrag both finished three for three hitting with an RBI each.

Thompson finished three for three hitting for Bacone.

Bethel improves to 4-5 and returns to the Two Rivers Youth Complex today to finish the tournament. Bethel plays Peru State at 5 p.m. and Brair Cliff at 7 p.m. Bethel swept Briar Cliff last week.

vs. Okla. Christian

Bethel;311;60;—11;10;0;

Okla.Chr.;000;02;—2;5;3;

McDowell (W, 1-3), Hutton 5 and K.Schrag; Orozoco (L, 3-1), Kelley 2 and Prenzlow. HR — B: McKelpin (1), McDowell (2).

vs. Bacone

Bacone;200;001;0;—3;6;3

Bethel;323;011;x;—10;14;0

Elders (L, 0-1), Ball 3 and Thompson; Hutton (W, 2-2), Scudder 4 and K.Schrag. HR — Bac.: Thompson (3). Btl.: K.Schrag (1).

Stahly hits

four 3-pointers

HUTCHINSON — Newton High School graduate Taylor Stahly hit four of seven 3-point shots Thursday in a 101-37 win for Hutchinson Community College over Colby Community College in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division I, Region VI playoffs at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

As a team, Hutchinson hit 14 of 23 from beyond the arc.

Stahly led the 30-1 Blue Dragons with 18 points.

Stahly has 198 career 3-pointers, five shy of the school records.

Hutchinson will play Barton Community College at 3 p.m. Monday in the semifinals at Hartman Arena in Park City.