GC Softball Drops Two at Christopher Newport

Posted by Press Release on April 7, 2013 at 7:42 am under College | Comments are off for this article

The Greensboro College softball team (16-15 overall, 10-10 USA South) suffered a doubleheader road sweep at Christopher Newport (26-11 overall, 16-3 USA South) on Saturday. The Pride lost the first game 6-1 and the second game 7-1.

The Captains took a 3-0 lead in game one, scoring a run in the first and two in the third. Greensboro reached the board with one in the top of the fourth, with Kierstin Mckenna drawing a bases loaded walk to score Chelsea Brewer.

Christopher Newport responded in the bottom of the frame with a run to extend the advantage to 4-1. The Captains tacked on two more in the sixth to close out the victory.

The Pride bats went cold in the loss, as Christopher Newport outhit Greensboro 5-3. Brewer, Sarah Tompkins and Shelby Drummonds each recorded a hit for Greensboro.

Kelsey Sanfilippo took a complete game loss in the circle, allowing five hits, while striking out nine.

The Captains got the scoring started in game two, putting up one run in the first. The Pride got the run back in the top of the fourth, as Sarah Connolly scored on a RBI fielder’s choice by Dawn Harris.

Christopher Newport had an answer again, breaking the tie in the bottom of the fourth with two runs before breaking the game open with four runs in the sixth.

The Captains held a 10-7 edge in hits. Connolly went 3-3 with a run scored to lead the Greensboro attack. Mckenna went 2-2, while Alexis Hall and Jackie Nicholson added one hit apiece.

Hannah Pennell was dealt the loss, working 6.0 innings with nine strikeouts.

The Pride will close the USA South regular season slate on Sunday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader at North Carolina Wesleyan

Game 1

                                1  2  3  4  5  6  7  R  H  E
   Greensboro (16-13)           0  0  0  1  0  0  0  1  3  0
   Chris. Newport (25-11)       1  0  2  1  0  2  X  6  5  0

@ Newport News, Va.
PITCHING
Win: K. Townsend (8-4) – Chris. Newport
Loss: K Sanfilippo (4-5) – Greensboro
GREENSBORO BATTING
2B: none
3B: none
HR: none
CHRIS. NEWPORT BATTING
2B: C. Mitchell
3B: none
HR: K. Foate

Game 2

                                1  2  3  4  5  6  7  R   H  E
   Greensboro (16-14)           0  0  0  1  0  0  0  1   7  2
   Chris. Newport (26-11)       1  0  0  2  0  4  X  7  10  3

@ Newport News, Va.
PITCHING
Win: M. Hazelwood (7-1) – Chris. Newport
Loss: H. Pennell (7-7) – Greensboro
GREENSBORO BATTING
2B: none
3B: none
HR: none
CHRIS. NEWPORT BATTING
2B: C. Mitchell; A. Pope
3B: none
HR: none


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