Nobles Goes Deep; Conklin Tosses One-Hitter as Softball Sweep St. Andrews 11-3, 9-1
February 28, 2010
LAURINBURG, N.C. – Winless in conference play heading into the weekend, Pfeiffer University put together two solid games in a doubleheader sweep over St. Andrews Presbyterian College on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Falcons took 11-3 and 9-1 wins improving to 8-8 overall, 2-2 in league play. The Knights fall to 3-12, 0-2.
GAME ONE: Pfeiffer 11, St. Andrews 3 (6 innings)
Sarah Waylock put the visitors on the board in the first with a base hit back up the middle that scored Amber Johnson. In a three-run second, Heather Nobles began the frame with the team’s first home run of the season to straight-away center field. Johnson then brought in the second run with her base hit to center while a Mariah Chalk double scored Bryttny Kreshka for a 4-0 lead.
Andrea Wagner put the Lady Falcons up five with her double to left before the Knights put a couple of runs on the board in the third. Brianna Shurtleff and Devin Millhorn began the home half with a pair of walks, both scoring on the same play thanks to a Pfeiffer error at first. St. Andrews made it a two-run game in the fourth as Shurtleff scored Danyell Marquez with a double to the gap in left-center.
Pfeiffer opened the first game up with a four-run fifth as Wagner picked up another RBI with a single through the left side. With runners at first and second, Kylee Nichols came through with a two-run single to left before Chalk singled in Nichols. Kreshka finished the scoring in the sixth with a two-run single to left.
GAME TWO: Pfeiffer 9, St. Andrews 1 (5 innings)
Melanie Conklin came out in game two and tossed a one-hitter in 9-1, five inning win for the Lady Falcons. Pfeiffer provided the offense with a three-run first inning beginning with Waylock’s RBI fielder’s choice. Kirsten Patterson brought in Johnson with an infield single to third before Waylock plated on a passed ball.
Patterson registered another RBI with a single in the third in front of a five-run fourth to blow it open. Sam Taylor picked up a pair of RBI with a double to left, while Johnson, Chalk and Patterson each secured runs batted in during the frame. St. Andrews tallied their lone run in the fourth with a Nicole Bailey run-scoring groundout, but ran out of time in the fifth due to the eight-run rule.
Chalk and Patterson each finished the nightcap 3-for-3. Patterson concluded with three RBI while Taylor had two. Marquez had the only game two hit for the Knights.
St. Andrews gets back to action on Tuesday traveling to Augusta State for a 1:00 p.m. start while the Lady Falcons return home on Thursday to face league-foe Queens at 2:00 p.m.