Rangers sweep Skyhawks’ softball in Denver

FLC scores 6 in Game 1, but its bats go quiet in Game 2

Regis jumped out early, then held on late to win a pair of softball doubleheaders against Fort Lewis College on Friday in Denver.

Regis scored five in the first inning and one in the second of Game 1, then added runs in the fourth and fifth innings for an 8-6 victory.

Regis scored one in the first, three in the third, one in the fourth and five in the fifth to win 10-2 in Game 2 in five innings.

“I think we’re really looking forward to (Saturday) and coming out with a strong performance,” FLC head coach Kira Zeiter said.

It was the second consecutive weekend the Skyhawks were swept Day 1 of back-to-back doubleheaders. They rallied to win one of two Day 2 at Colorado Mesa last weekend in Grand Junction.

Regis (5-20, 4-10 RMAC) will host FLC (6-15, 4-12 RMAC) at noon and 2 p.m. Saturday.

FLC put up a fight in Game 1 on Friday with three in the third and three in the fifth on eight hits total.

Missy Fundora was 2-for-4 with a run batted in for the Skyhawks from the leadoff spot.

Kaylynn Harmon was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored from the cleanup spot.

Destinee DeHerrera had a hit, an RBI, a run scored, Kassie Haubert was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI, Erica Conley had a hit and Hayley Bolyard and Mariah Stuart each had RBIs.

Haubert took the loss in the pitching circle. She allowed eight runs on 13 hits, struck out seven and walked three.

FLC scored both their runs in Game 2 in the fifth and final frame.

Myndee Thompson was 2-for-3 with a two-RBI single, and Victoria Johnson took the loss with five runs allowed (two earned) on six hits. FLC committed two errors in the loss.

Saturday’s goal: “Getting runners on and making sure we’re consistently driving them in,” Zeiter said.