GC Softball Defeated in USA South Regular Season Finale

Posted by Press Release on April 7, 2013 at 6:24 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

The Greensboro College softball team (16-17 overall, 10-12 USA South) wrapped up the USA South regular season slate with a doubleheader loss at North Carolina Wesleyan (14-18 overall, 10-12 USA South) on Sunday.

The Battling Bishops rolled to an 8-2 win in game one behind an eight-run five hit second inning. The Pride scored two runs in the third with the help of a North Carolina Wesleyan error but would strand five runners the rest of the way in a scoreless end.

Greensboro was outhit 6-4, with Alexis Hall recording a team high two hits for The Pride. Rae Hall and Alex Wickham each contributed one hit. Jackie Nicholson started and took the loss before being relieved by Kelsey Sanfilippo.

The Pride bats came to life in game two, pounding out 14 hits, compared to seven for the Battling Bishops. However, Greensboro left ten runners on base as North Carolina Wesleyan took home the 7-5 win.

The Battling Bishops again used a big start, scoring three in the first and one in the second to grab an early 4-0 lead. The Pride struck in the top of the third on a Sarah Connolly RBI single.

Greensboro pulled within 4-2 in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Shelby Drummonds that scored Nicholson from third. North Carolina Wesleyan got back to work in the bottom of the fourth, though, with three more runs to go up 7-2.

The Pride were not done yet, as Rae Hall singled home Nicholson in the sixth to cut the margin to 7-3. Greensboro threatened again in the seventh, scoring two runs with the help of an RBI double by Sarah Connolly and a run scoring single by Nicholson.

The Pride would load up the bases with one out but could not muster another run as the Battling Bishops held on for the win.

Nicholson, Chelsea Brewer and Kierstin Mckenna each came up with three hits. Connolly contributed two, while Alexis Hall, Rae Hall and Wickham added one. Hannah Pennell suffered the complete game loss in the circle for Greensboro.

The Pride will hit the field again next weekend in Rocky Mount, NC for the USA South tournament. Check back for a finalized tournament bracket and schedule.

Game 1

                                1  2  3  4  5  6  7  R  H  E
   Greensboro (16-16)           0  0  2  0  0  0  0  2  4  1
   N.C. Wesleyan (13-18)        0  8  0  0  0  0  X  8  6  2

@ Rocky Mount, N.C. | Edge Field
PITCHING
Win: Bailey (6-7) – N.C. Wesleyan
Loss: J. Nicholson (0-2) – Greensboro
GREENSBORO BATTING
2B: none
3B: none
HR: none
N.C. WESLEYAN BATTING
2B: none
3B: none
HR: Hoes

Game 2

                                1  2  3  4  5  6  7  R   H  E
   Greensboro (16-17)           0  0  1  1  0  1  2  5  14  1
   N.C. Wesleyan (14-18)        3  1  0  3  0  0  X  7   7  2

@ Rocky Mount, N.C. | Edge Field
PITCHING
Win: Fann (7-8) – N.C. Wesleyan
Loss: H. Pennell (7-9) – Greensboro
Save: Bailey (1) – N.C. Wesleyan
GREENSBORO BATTING
2B: S. Connolly; J. Nicholson
3B: none
HR: none
N.C. WESLEYAN BATTING
2B: Jones; Hoes
3B: none
HR: none


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