One up and one down on Thursday for the Hillsdale College softball team.
The Chargers opened play in Clermont, Florida with a 6-1 win over Holy Family. In the second game, the Chargers lost to former conference rival Ferris State 6-4 in a game that featured four home runs. Hillsdale now stands at 5-12 on the season.
In the opener, Hillsdale enjoyed a 10-2 hits advantage, and scored all six of its runs in the game's first four innings.
Game two was a slugfest between two former GLIAC rivals. Ferris State held a 5-1 lead, but the Chargers kept working, scoring once each in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings before falling just short.
Juniro Sam Catron and sophomore Natalie Walters each hit home runs for Hillsdale. Marra picked up two more hits and freshman Anna Dixon was 2-for-4 with a run batted in. Stepanenko set a new season-high with three hits and scored a run in the game.
PHOTO: Carly Gouge