York, NE - The Hastings College softball team picked up a sweep over York on Thursday night defeating the Panthers 3-0 in game one behind Josie Bumgardner (SO/Hastings, NE)'s two-hit shutout and the held on in game two 7-5.
Bumgardner was wheeling and dealing in game one as she worked 6.0 innings of no-hit ball before Molly Reyes broke up the no-hit bid with an infield single to third base.
Bumgardner would allow one more hit in the inning but would preserve the shutout in the 3-0 victory.
Kaitlynn Knott (SO/Flagstaff, AZ) got things going for the Lady Broncos in the top of the first picking up a RBI single scoring Cara Williams (SR/Omaha, NE) to make it 1-0.
Bumgardner made sure that lead would hold into the 3rd when Jessica Peterson (SR/Omaha, NE) picked up a big 2-RBI single bringing home Lexie Linderman (FR/Omaha, NE) and Taylor Asche (FR/Omaha, NE) to push the lead to 3-0.
Hastings would hold on to win by that margin as Bumgardner went 7.0 innings giving up just two hits while striking out four Panthers.
Williams, Linderman, Knott and Peterson each had two hits in game one.
Game two certainly started off well for HC scoring three runs in both the first and second inning. Hastings began the game with four straight singles to lead 1-0. Hastings scored two more runs in the inning off a Panther error to lead 3-0.
Now leading 3-1 in the 2nd, Corrin Ziepke (JR/Omaha, NE) brought home Williams after she got the inning started with a double. Linderman would then single home Chloe Boeka (SR/Gretna, NE) to make it a 5-1 ball game. Linderman would later score on another York error as Hastings led 6-1 after two innings.
As the game progressed, the Panthers began to make things interesting getting to within two runs in the bottom of the 7th as Head Coach Troy Baker was forced to make a change. He pulled starter Sarah Barger (FR/Windsor, CO) for Linderman with two-outs and runners on first and second.
After a wild pitch moved the runners into scoring position, Linderman got Brittany Juarez to strike out ending the game.
Williams led the way at the plate for Hastings going 3-for-5 with a RBI and two runs scored.
Hastings is now 24-18 (9-5) on the year and willl be back in action Tuesday Apr. 18 hitting the road to take on College of Saint Mary in a doubleheader with first pitch set for 3:00 p.m. in Omaha, NE.