TORRANCE, Calif. - The Benedictine University at Mesa softball team picked up a split of their doubleheader against Marymount California on Saturday, as they opened their series winning Game 1, 4-2, but falling in Game 2, 10-1, in five innings, in California.
The Redhawks kicked things off in Game 1 by scoring two runs in both the second and the third innings to build a 4-0 lead. In the second frame, McKenzie Turman doubled home a run and later scored on a passed ball, while in the third inning, Madison Haga hit an RBI triple, while Turman followed her up with an RBI single.
Those runs would be enough for starter Kalli Ohton, who went the distance in the victory, allowing just five hits and one earned run in seven innings.
Turman and Haga each had two hits in the game, with Turman driving in two runs to lead the Redhawks at the plate.
BenU at Mesa was unable to keep the momentum in Game 2, as two big innings by the Mariners provided the final tally.
The Redhawks held a 1-0 lead through the second inning thanks to an RBI single from Morgan Brown. But Marymount California hung four runs on starter Vanessa Marquez in the third and scored another six in the fourth to take a commanding lead.
While both teams have clinched a spot in the California Pacific Conference tournament, seeding is still up for grabs, with the Redhawks trailing the Mariners heading into tomorrow's final regular season doubleheader by a game for the No. 2 seed in the tourney. That doubleheader is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.