UNCG’s Maxwell Reaches 200 Career Hit Milestone in 5-4 Softball Win Over Chattanooga

UNCG’s Maxwell Reaches 200 Career Hit Milestone in 5-4 Win Over Chattanooga

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) softball team came from behind to take game three against The Southern Conference (SoCon) foe Chattanooga with a score of 5-4 at the UNCG Softball Stadium on Sunday.

Both teams remained scoreless in the first and second innings, as Chattanooga took advantage of a two hit third inning to take the lead. With one out and runners on first and third, Olivia Lipari reached on an error which scored Kailey Snell from third. Then with two outs, Baileigh Pitts grounded out to score Camryn Cernuto from third for a 2-0 lead.

The Spartans responded in the bottom of the third as Brooklynn Maxwell reached first on her 200th career hit in the Blue & Gold and made her way to second on a throwing error. With two outs, Anna White dropped the ball into left center and Maxwell raced home to cut the deficit to one, 2-1.
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Attached photo of Brooklynn Maxwell (credit Carlos Morales)

The Mocs put one run on the board in each of the fourth and fifth innings to take a 4-1 advantage.

In the bottom of the fifth, UNCG scored four runs on three hits, all with two outs, to take a 5-4 lead, its first lead of the game. Jessie Shipley singled through the left side to get on base first and with some walks and a passed ball the Spartans loaded the bases. Blayke Batten was hit by a pitch to score the first run of the frame and then Maycin Brown singled through the left side scoring Loftin, 4-3. Betsy Eatmon then connected on the second pitch of her at bat, driving in Batten and Anna White for the lead, 5-4.

UNCG loaded the bases one more time in the fifth, but Chattanooga retired the side. The Mocs went down three straight in the top of the sixth, as the Spartans left two on base in the bottom of the frame for a scoreless inning.

Reese Byrd kept Chattanooga off balance in the top of the seventh, retiring the first batter on a ground out. Lipari doubled to left field, but the next two batters got out on a ground out and a pop up to secure the win.


Maddie Spell and Byrd combined for five strikeouts in the circle.
Maxwell was the only Spartan to have a multi-hit game, swinging 2-for-4 with one run scored.
Eatmon went 1-for-3 with two RBI.


Reese Byrd: W, 3-0

Alyssa Lavdis: L, 7-4


UNCG: 25-19, 7-5 SoCon

UTC: 28-11, 9-3 SoCon


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Up Next:
The Spartans will conclude a six-game home stand by hosting No. 3 Duke for a doubleheader on Wednesday, April 17 with a first pitch scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the UNCG Softball Stadium.

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