RALEIGH, NC—The Greensboro College Pride softball team dropped a pair of USA South contests on Thursday afternoon to William Peace University. The Pride dropped game one of the series 7-2, before falling in the second game of the day 5-4.
The Pacers got on the board first in the bottom half of the second inning of game one before Greensboro was able to tie the game in the top half of the fifth inning. In the inning Allyson Yeager came around to score following a Madison Crisco single drawing the game even at 1-1.
Once Greensboro was able to tie the game, WPU responded back with six straight run to pull ahead 7-1. The Pride was able to claw out one final run in the top of the seventh inning when Dawn Harris crossed the plate on a bases loaded walk bringing the Pride to within 7-2. However, Greensboro could not capitalize on the bases loaded opportunity falling by the 7-2 final.
In the second half of the double header, the Pacers were able to get on the board scoring the first four runs of the game taking a 4-0 lead heading into the visiting half of the fifth inning.
In the top of the fourth, the Pride was able to climb back into the game with four run tying the game at 4-4. With two outs in the inning, Madison Crisco was able to collect her first triple of the season before scoring the Pride’s first run of the game following a Jackie Nicholson single pulling Greensboro to within 4-1. The next two batters for the Pride was able to reach safely, loading the base pads up for Sarah Tompkins. Unlike the first game of the day, the Pride was able to capitalize on the situation as Tompkins stroked a double plating all three of the Greensboro base runners tying the game at 4-4.
The score would remain same until WPU was able to push across the deciding run in the bottom half of the seventh, taking the game 5-4.
Kelsey Sanfilippo (3-2) took the loss for Greensboro in game one tossing four and one third innings, while Jackie Nicholson (1-3) took the decision in the series finale.
Greensboro College was able to pound out 14 hits in the two games, with Tompkins leading the way with four hits and three RBIs in the series. Nicholson also had a solid outing at the dish for Greensboro, collecting three hits and one RBI on the day.
With the pair of defeats, the Pride falls to 8-8 overall on the season and 4-2 in USA South Conference action. The Pride softball team will return to the diamond on Saturday afternoon when the Battling Bishops of North Carolina Wesleyan come to the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Field. This will be the first home games of the season for the Greensboro College softball team. The first pitch is set to be thrown at 1:00 PM. For the latest on Pride athletics, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.