Runs were hard to come by for the Jimmies Thursday.
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) and Judson University (Ill.) combined to limit them to two runs on seven hits in two games.
"We're not hitting the ball at all," JC softball coach Kevin Gall said. "For the most part we're getting ourselves out. We're trying too hard. We're thinking too much when we're in the box."
The Jimmies (5-9) wrap up their trip to Tucson, Arizona today with games against Iowa Wesleyan and Viterbo (Wis.).
Olivet Nazarene 10, JC 1
Emily Snow's solo home run to lead off the sixth was the lone run in the opener for the Jimmies.
Olivet Nazarene was already up 5-0 when they scored five times in the sixth inning to make it 10-0.
"We missed an opportunity to measure ourselves against one of the top teams in the country," Gall said. "We weren't able to play with any energy."
Steph Bolt was saddled with the loss.
"She's a good pitcher, but against these good teams we haven't been able to give her any support," Gall said.
Judson 3, JC 1
Jessica Lees, Snow and Bolt held Judson to five hits in Game 2, but the Jimmies had just four.
Celene Eccles singled in their lone run in the bottom of the fourth to tie it, but Judson scored two unearned runs, with two outs, in the top of the fifth to retake the lead.
Gall hopes his team can finish strong today.
"We have some talent," he said. "We've just got to make sure we keep battling."
Olivet Nazarene 10, Jamestown College 1
Olivet Nazarene 200 215 0 -- 10 12 0
Jamestown College 000 001 0 -- 1 3 3
Steph Bolt, Jessica Lees (4) and Kirstin Enos. Bulcker and Duffy. W--Bulcker. L--Bolt. HR--JC, Emily Snow.
Judson 3, Jamestown University 1
Judson 010 020 0 -- 3 5 2
Jamestown College 000 100 0 -- 1 4 3
Lees, Snow (2), Bolt (6) and Enos, Kelsie Jensen (4). Boyer and DiMiceli. W--Boyer. L--Snow.
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