The Greensboro College softball team took two from Mary Baldwin on Friday afternoon, winning 8-6 and 4-0. The Pride are now 18-16 on the season and 9-7 in the USA South heading into the regular season finale on Saturday against Shenandoah.
Greensboro blew game one open in the first inning with five runs. Hayley Hicks and Heather Nellis provided RBI singles followed by a three run blast to centerfield by Holly Jones.
After two Mary Baldwin runs in the third cut the gap to 5-2, Kelsey Burkett extended the margin to 6-2 with a sacrifice fly to left in the fifth.
The Fighting Squirrels, however, rallied in the sixth with four runs to tie the game at 6-6. Brittany Evans helped break the tie in the bottom of the frame with a sacrifice fly that pushed Brittany Teer home. Kanisha Fogg also made her way across the plate on an error by the catcher to bring the score to 8-6.
The Pride finished the game with eight hits. Fogg led the way with three while Jones added two. Kelsey Sanfilippo picked up the win in 1.2 innings of relief for Jackie Nicholson.
Rebecca Pink helped Greensboro break the ice in game two, knocking home Kanisha Fogg on a two out double in the third inning. Pink made her triumphant return after suffering an injury a few weeks back.
The Pride padded the advantage with two more runs in the fifth. Teer crossed on a wild pitch, while Pink came through again with an RBI single to right that scored Fogg.
Jones contributed the final run of the day on a sacrifice fly to left in the sixth that pushed the score to 4-0.
Hannah Pennell picked up the win, working the final four frames, giving up only three hits. Sanfilippo started the game and tossed 3.0 innings of no hit ball.
Fogg, Pink and Reihle Kash each had two hits in the victory as Greensboro recorded seven hits as a team.
The Pride will welcome Shenandoah to town on Saturday for a key USA South doubleheader. Game times for the Senior Day send off are 12 and 2 p.m.