In the doubleheader, the Tigers played hard and were able to match the Raiders in multiple innings, but ended up dropping both games by scores of 10-2 and 13-2.
Emma Balkema struck out an impressive 12 batters in the first game, pitching 6 1/3 innings. At the plate in game one, Skylar Lowe and Emma Balkema each notched a double and single, while Tammy Perrotta and Carlee DeVries also recorded hits for Grace.
In game two, Renee Viles-Gable led the offense with two hits and an RBI, but again it would not be enough to get past GRCC.
This concluded the Tigers’ fall which was filled with 6 scrimmages and 8 weeks of practice. Coach Clark had this to say heading into the offseason, “We were very pleased with where the girls are starting from. Grace softball now has a solid foundation to build from, and the team feels very motivated heading into offseason workouts.”
Grace’s first spring test will come on a road trip to Kentucky to face the Eagles of Alice Lloyd College on February 22nd and 23rd.