Cardinals take playoff win over Bearcubs, move to semifinals


Morgan Leatherwood bats for the Cardinals during Monday’s softball playoffs against the Bearcubs. Photo: Olivia Prairie

The Beta Epsilon Chi Cardinals topped the Beta Chi Bearcubs on Monday night by a score of 6-2. Both the fifth-seeded Cardinals and the seventh-seeded Bearcubs were 1-1 going into the game, but it was the Cardinals who walked away with the win, eliminating the Bearcubs from the playoffs.

The Bearcubs took an early lead, jumping out to a 2-1 advantage before heading into the second inning. The third inning belonged to the Cardinals, however, as they would score two more runs to capture the lead, for a score of 3-2. 

Later in the game, the Bearcubs’ fielding proved to be their downfall, as the Cardinals scored three more runs in a single inning, all off of Bearcub errors. With neither team scoring in the sixth inning, the Cardinals ended the game with a score of 6-2 and a record of 2-1. The Bearcubs concluded their season at 1-2.

After defeating the Bearcubs, Beta Epsilon faced the Theta Sigma Chi Colts to see who would advance to the next round. The Cardinals handily defeated the Colts to move on to the semifinals, and the Cardinals then moved on to match up against the Tri Epsilon Pirates.

The winners of the semifinals games will play tonight at 7 p.m. on lower field one to determine the women’s intramural softball champion.