York - The low-scoring first game was the York College Panthers' friend.
The pinball score in the softball double-header Monday evening was not. It went the way of Tabor College.
York prevailed in the opener by a score of 4-2. The second game featured 23 runs between the two squads, but only one was the difference in a 12-11 Tabor win.
In game one it was Oklahoma City junior Arica Reeves who posted the Panthers to a 2-0 lead with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first. The Panthers added a run each in the third and fifth. The Bluejays' two runs came in the fourth.
Corrine Pearl and Jessica Kodesh helped York's cause with a double each. Pearl and Christina Hubl had an RBI each to go with Reeves' two.
Jessie Griffith, Kodesh and Maicey Madden were all 2-3 with the bat in the first game.
York had 12 hits and the Bluejays answered with eight. The Panthers left eight runners stranded and Tabor left 12 on base.
Griffith got the win in 4 1/3 innings of work before giving way to Tiffany Cole.
The nightcap went Tabor's way with four runs in the top of the second, but the score was still 4-0 as the fifth began.
York gave up one in the top of the fifth and trailed 5-0, but in the home half of that same frame the Panthers blitzed the Bluejays for six and took a 6-5 lead. Tabor rallied and then some with a six-run seventh which held up to a pair of Panther runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh.
Tabor recorded a dozen hits to 10 for York. Errors were three charged against the Bluejays to one for the Panthers. The five-homer game saw the Bluejays park two, which York bested via a round-tripper each from Kodesh, Pearl and Reeves. Kodesh also doubled on a 2-4 night for the Red Rock, Okla., junior.
Tabor left eight runners on base in their win, the Panthers stranded five.
Tracie Kithcart pocketed the win for the Bluejays while Kodesh was saddled with the loss after being dinged for 10 runs, all earned, on seven hits. She walked four and struck out five while facing 22 Tabor hitters.
Griffith and Cole came on in relief for 2/3 and one inning, respectively.
The Panthers, now 18-17 on the season, entertain Hastings College for two games Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m. in Miller Park.
Tabor College 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 2
York College 2 0 1 0 1 0 X - 4
Tabor College 0 4 0 0 1 7 0 - 12
York College 0 0 0 0 6 2 3 - 11
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