Partnership Celebration Day sees Greensboro College Softball rally from 7 runs down to earn a split with Meredith, while Alexis Sox joins the 100 hit club

Partnership Celebration Day sees Greensboro rally from 7 runs down to earn a split with Meredith, while Alexis Sox joins the 100 hit club

Greensboro, NC – Wednesday afternoon saw the City of Greensboro and Greensboro College come together at Barber Park for “Partnership Celebration Day”. It was a day to honor those who helped with renovating Penn-Wright Stadium to make it the new home of Pride Softball. While there was a lot to celebrate, there were still two games to be played and the teams did not disappoint as the fans would see Greensboro stage a big comeback to win game one and almost do it a again in game two.

Game One

The Pride wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as Junior Ivy Ray (Thomasville, NC) hit an RBI single to drive in Junior Alexis Sox (Burlington, NC). Meredith answered in the top of the third inning, but in the bottom of the third inning, Senior Kassie Simmons (Gibsonville, NC) drove in two runs with a double, to reclaim the lead, 3-1. Greensboro would eventually find themselves down by seven runs, going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but that did not stop them from stagging a rally as Sophomore M’Kenzie Davis (Greensboro, NC), Senior Kailey Walker (Eden, NC), Sophomore Madison Dillner (Leicester, NC), Sox, Sophomore Kelsey Craven (Ramseur, NC), Senior Brooke Kinley (Lexington, NC) and Senior Hannah French (Reidsville, NC) all drove in runs to tie the game at 11-11. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Sox came to the plate and walked off the win (which also earned her a spot in the 100-career hot club), 12-11.

The Pride were led by Sox who finished 3-5 with two RBI’s and three runs, while Simmons went 3-4 with three RBI’s. Kinley also had a big game, going 3-4 with a run and an RBI.

Game Two

Just like they did in the first game, Greensboro took an early one run lead when Craven hit an RBI single to center field. However, the Avenging Angels would drive three runs in a row across the plate to go out in front, 3-1. Junior Olivia Hudson (Sanford, NC), Craven and Sophomore Brooklyn Rush (Asheboro, NC) combined for three RBI’s to, once again, take a one run lead but the game would be tied again and, despite another rally, the Pride would fall by a final score of 8-7.

Greensboro was led by Craven who finished 3-5 with two RBI’s, while Dillner went 3-4 with two runs. In addition, Simmons finished the game on the mound striking out seven batters.

The Pride will return to action this weekend, depending on the weather, as they host Pfeiffer University at Barber Park. Stay tuned for weather and schedule updates.