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LOS ANGELES — The Occidental softball team split with Chapman on Senior Day at Bell Field on Saturday.
Game 1: Occidental 10, Chapman 9
Bailey Stevens got the big hit in the bottom of the seventh of Game 1, singling to left to bring in Alexis Funaki for the winning run. Stevens finished the game 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored and Funaki was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.
Dallas Boyce pitched the final 1.2 innings, allowing just one hit to earn the win.
Game 2: Chapman 13, Occidental 6
Oxy continued to hit well in Game 2, but couldn't shut down the Panthers in a 13-6 loss.
Madison Romero was an impressive 5 for 5 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. She was one of five Tigers with multi-hit games.
Mackensie Priley went 2 for 5 with a run and a double, Cora Roberts was 2 for 5 with a run and an RBI, Alexis Funaki went 3 for 5 with an RBI and a double, and Natalie Glover was 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI.
Senior Day: The Tigers celebrated the careers of four seniors with a brief pregame ceremony.
No. 2 pitcher Dallas Boyce - Psychology major from Las Vegas, NV.
Coach Haehnel: "Dallas has been a strong force for our team in the circle as well as in leadership roles. She has set the bar high because of her resilience and strong character. Dallas is a great teammate and has been influential in bringing newcomers into the fold each year. She has been a selfless, steadying, force for our team in her four years as a Tiger."
No. 00 Mackensie Priley - Sociology major from Roseville, CA.
Coach Haehnel: Mackensie, a four-year starter and All-SCIAC second-baseman, has been a player upon whom our team has depended since her first day as a tiger. She has tremendous work ethic and has been a leader by example. Her passion for the game emanates from her play and she exemplifies hustle in every way."
No. 9 Olivia Thayer - Biology major from Montrose, CA.
Coach Haehnel: "Olive, as our team calls her, is a spark plug for us--she is a walking reality check, our team's court jester, a relentless competitor in the circle, and always a compassionate supporter to her teammates. Watching Olive grow as a leader and as a pitcher is inspiring and a reminder to teammates and coaches alike that when you play the game with integrity, pride, and a positive attitude you will make good things happen--Olive is an inspiration!"
No. 15 Samantha Yee - Kinesiology major from San Francisco, CA.
Coach Haehnel: "Sam is the ultimate utility player--she has shown flexibility and intensity on the field and the team looks to her as a highly respected leader who always sets a great example of work ethic and focus. She is quick to pat a teammate on the back or to make an insanely good defensive play that ignites the entire team. She is steady, hard-working, and always has a huge smile that we love."
Season Impact: The Tigers record goes to 12-21-1 overall and 7-17 in SCIAC play.
Chapman is 15-21 and 8-16.
Next Game: Oxy is back in action on April 27 in a doubleheader against Cal Lutheran at Bell Field. Game 1 begins at 2 p.m.Follow Oxy Athletics on Twitter Sign Up for Newsletters Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram