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ORANGE — The Occidental softball team split its doubleheader at Chapman on Saturday, falling in Game 1, 4-3, and winning Game 2, 8-4.
Game 1: Chapman 4, Occidental 3
The Tigers were able to get one run back in the top of the seventh and give the Panthers a late-inning scare, but fell 4-3 in Game 1.
Chapman got on the board first with three runs in the bottom of the third.
Mackensie Priley had an RBI-single in the seventh.
Game 2: Occidental 8, Chapman 4
Kira Elliott had a big game, going 3 for 5 with a pair of RBIs and two runs scored. She drove in Oxy's first run in the top of the third inning and also had an RBI-single during a two-run sixth.
The Tigers rallied for four runs in the fourth, giving themselves a comfortable cushion.
Alexis Funaki pitched a complete game for Oxy, earning the victory. She gave up three earned runs in her seven innings.
Four Tigers joined Elliot with multi-hit games. Cora Roberts went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs, Bailey Stevens went 2 for 3, Cayman Hunter was 2 for 4 and Natalie Glover went 2 for 4 with a pair of runs scored.
Season Impact: The Tigers conference record goes to 8-12, putting them two games back of the fourth-and-final SCIAC playoff spot with eight games to play.
Next Game: The Tigers are back in action against Cal Lutheran next Saturday at noon for a doubleheader.Follow Oxy Athletics on Twitter Sign Up for Newsletters Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram