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Kenyon trades shutouts with Capital

GAMBIER, Ohio — Senior Nicole Bishay tossed a one-hit shutout Sunday, leading the Kenyon College softball team to a 9-0 win against Capital University in game one of the Ladies’ home-opening doubleheader. Capital then evened things out, posting a 4-0 shutout of Kenyon in game two.

Game one went just five innings due to the run-rule. In that time, Bishay faced 16 batters and struck out four of them. She got eight batters to ground out and three to fly out. She didn’t allow a walk and the one hit she yielded was a single.

At the conclusion of game one, Bishay saw her season record improve to 9-2 and her earned run average drop to 1.70.

Bishay got all the support she needed during a six-run second inning for the Ladies. During that outburst, Paige Milhon, Grace Finn, Emily Buckwalter and Bella Albrecht all had run-scoring hits.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Ladies ended things early with three more runs. Albrecht singled to lead off the inning. Two outs later, Claire McMahon singled to plate Albrecht. Milhon added another single and then both McMahon and Milhon scored on Maddie Friday’s double drilled to center field.

After posting11 hits in game one, the Ladies were held to just five hits in game two. Capital pitcher Brianna Shearer kept the Ladies guessing through seven innings of work. She struck out four and didn’t walk anyone. 

Four of the five Kenyon hits were singles, the other hit was another double from Friday, who finished the day 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI. Both Buckwalter and Albrecht finished the doubleheader 3-for-6 with a run and an RBI, while McMahon went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.

The split moved Kenyon’s overall record to 16-8 and Capital’s to 3-13.

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