Keely Bycroft did it with her arm and her bat on Saturday as the Buena Vista softball team began the day with a 10-0 victory over Elmhurst before suffering its first loss of the season, a 6-0 setback against Hope in the nightcap.
Bycroft pitched a complete-game shutout to improve to 3-0 on the year. She allowed just three hits and struck out four, while facing only two batters over the minimum. At the dish, she helped her own cause with a 4-for-4 effort, including a home run, two RBI and three runs scored.
BVU suffered its first loss in the nightcap against Hope. Stats from the game not currently available.
The Beavers look to continue their strong start with two more games on Sunday. The team opens against Buffalo St at 8:00am CST before taking on MCLA at 10:30am CST.