BGSU softball splits in DePaul tournament


ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Bowling Green State University softball team opened the Candace Fenton-Bockbrader Era with a pair of pitchers’ duels on Friday, earning a split on day-one action at the DePaul Dome Tournament.

BGSU opened with a 3-2 victory over the University of Detroit Mercy, for the first win of Fenton-Bockbrader’s collegiate head-coaching career. In the nightcap, the Falcons fell, 2-1, to host DePaul University.

Three Falcon pitchers combined to allow just four hits – two in each game – in 13 total innings of work.

In the opener, Sydney Stepp went five innings, allowing two runs and just two hits, to pick up the victory. Freshman Mackenzie Krafcik earned a save in her collegiate debut, retiring all six batters she faced.

In the second game, Hannah Davies suffered the loss despite allowing only two hits in her complete-game effort. BG struck out a total of 11 batters on the day, with Stepp fanning six, Davies four and Krafcik one.

Fenton-Bockbrader is in her first season at the BGSU helm after serving as an assistant coach for the Falcons over the last two seasons.

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