The 7th ranked STLCC softball team recently wrapped up the regular season with a pair of wins against Lewis & Clark CC on Friday, April 26. In game one, the Archers cranked out 11 hits on their way to an 8-1 victory. Sarah Shepard collected her 10th win of the season in the circle, lasting seven innings and only allowing one run. Picking up multiple hits for the Archers in game one were Kacy Bergfeld, Breanna Potthast, Molly Darner, and Miranda Hudson. Darner also homered in the contest, giving her six on the season.
The Archers won game two against the Trailblazers by a score of 7-1. Sophia Koesterer picked up the win in the circle for STLCC, improving her record to 7-0 on the season. Koesterer lasted six innings in the contest, only allowing one run. Alison Klaus finished the game in the circle with a scoreless seventh inning. Collecting multiple hits in game two for the Archers were Jennifer Luebbert (3) and Tori Siebum.
With the double-header sweep of Lewis & Clark, STLCC finished the regular season with an impressive 36-4 overall record and ranked #7 in the latest NJCAA poll. STLCC's offense currently ranks in the top 10 nationally in four different offensive categories, including 6th in RBI, 9th in slugging %, 9th in runs, and 10th in batting average. The Archers will host the Region XVI DII Softball Tournament on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2. At 12:00pm on Friday, the #1 seeded Archers will take on the winner of game one between Mineral Area College and East Central College to open the tournament.