UNCG Softball Comes from Behind to Sweep Elon, 6-3

UNCG Softball Comes from Behind to Sweep Elon, 6-3

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) softball team earned the three-game sweep against Elon with a 6-3 victory on Sunday at the UNCG Softball Stadium.

This was the second-straight year that the Spartans swept the Phoenix in a three-game series.

Elon got on the board in the top of the first with a two-run home run from Carley Davis. The Spartans threatened in the bottom of the first with two singles, but the Phoenix retired the side on a fly out, stranding two runners.

Both teams went scoreless in the second and the third innings. Elon extended its lead to 3-0 in the top of the fourth with a leadoff home run from Gabi Schaal.

The Spartans scored six unanswered runs between the fifth and sixth innings to take the advantage. UNCG batted around its order in the bottom of the fifth scoring four runs on four hits. With back-to-back lead-off doubles from Tori Dalehite and Jessie Shipley, the Spartans cut the deficit to 3-1. Grace Loftin drove in the second run on a sacrifice fly, 3-2, while Anna White tied the game at three with an RBI single down the left field line. With the bases loaded and two outs, Madelyn McKinnon walked to score the fourth run for the Spartans.

In the bottom of the sixth, UNCG’s offense continued to add to its tally. With one out and runners in scoring position, White connected on a full count and drove the ball out to center field extending the Spartans’ lead to three, 6-3.

Maddie Spell came in for relief in the top of the seventh for the Spartans and Elon put runners on first and second by way of a walk and hit-by-pitch. Spell retired the next three-straight batters on a strikeout and back-to-back ground outs to hold on for the win.


This was Byrd’s first win of the season and 12th win of her career.
This was Spell’s first save of her career.
White had a game-high three hits, swinging 3-for-4 with three RBI.
Three Spartans tallied a double, including Jessie Shipley, Brooklynn Maxwell, and Tori Dalehite.
This was White’s second multi-hit game of the season.
Pitching Records:
Reese Byrd: W, 1-0
Maddie Spell: Save, 1
Taylor Cherry: L, 2-2

UNCG: 11-10
Elon: 5-13

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UNCG will remain at home for eight straight games. The Spartans will host Minnesota on Tuesday, March 5 with a first pitch scheduled at 4:00 p.m. at the UNCG Softball Stadium.

All regular season home games are free admission. Concessions are open and outside food will not be permitted. All weekday home games (not including Friday) will be Bark in the Park games, where spectators can bring their dogs.

Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications
UNC Greensboro