The Columbia College softball team went 1-1 Saturday in a tournament in Bourbonnais, Ill., winning 2-1 against Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 2-1, but falling 8-4 to Belhaven (Miss.).
Against Olivet Nazarene, No. 24 in the NAIA, Samantha Stringer doubled and scored on a Valerie Teter triple in the sixth inning. Kacey Rehagen got the winning hit in the top of the seventh with a solo home run. Olivet Nazarene tried to rally back in the bottom of the seventh, loading the bases on two hits and an error with just one out. However, Columbia College held the Tigers to just one run.
Valerie Teter (21-5) earned the win, her 21st of the season, placing her fifth in the NAIA for wins. Teter gave up one unearned run, while posting 11 strikeouts, three hits and four walks.
Kacey Rehagen (7-10) took the loss against Belhaven, No. 7 in the NAIA, giving up eight hits and seven runs in 3 2/3 innings. The Cougars scored three runs in the first off of four hits and one error. They added one more run in the fourth when Kensie Cavanah doubled, moved to second on a Ashley Farmer single and scored on a Chelsie Crain single.
The Cougars, No. 25 in the NAIA at 28-14, host AMC rival McKendree, at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cougar Softball Field. Seniors Jena Strobel, Tori Long, Meghan Bailey, Krista Vlasak and Samantha Stringer will be honored in their final home games.