The Hesston College softball team earned a doubleheader sweep (5-3, 4-3) over Bethel College (North Newton, Kan.) on Wednesday, April 22, closing out its home schedule in style.
In the opener, freshman Dakoda Lee’s (Boise, Idaho) first-inning three-run home run gave the Larks an early lead, while RBI’s by Alicia Ramirez (Albuquerque, N.M.) and sophomore Megan Redd (Castle Rock, Colo.) provided the margin of victory.
Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a run, while Lee earned the pitching win with a complete-game effort that included five strikeouts. Sophomore Makenna Grow (Logan, Utah) went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.
In game two, sophomore hurler Cheyenne Cherubini (Flint, Mich.) allowed six hits and one earned run in a complete-game win. Cherubini struck out three and didn’t walk a batter.
Sophomore Kasee Tully (McPherson, Kan.) walked twice, stole two bases and scored twice. Gabby Willis (Rusk, Texas) went 2-for-3 with two RBI.
The Larks travel to Johnson County CC (Overland Park, Kan.) for the first round of Region VI playoffs beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.