Softball Falters in Doubleheader at Mount Olive
April 16, 2014
Game 1 Box Score Game 2 Box Score
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The Pfeiffer softball team suffered two losses Wednesday at the hands of conference foe Mount Olive. The Falcons allowed a late Trojan comeback in the first game as they fell 6-5 in the seventh inning, and then stumbled in game two 4-0. With the pair of losses, Pfeiffer falls to 15-23-1, 5-8-1 CC while Mount Olive improves to 18-24, 6-6 CC.
Pfeiffer got on board early in game one, as Jessica Jackson singled up the middle to bring home Lindsey Russell and Celia Dew. The Falcons tacked on one more run in the first off the bat of Jaclyn Boever as she roped a single to left center bringing home Rachel Crowder and extending the early lead to three.
Pfeiffer took advantage of a fielding mistake by the Trojans in the third inning to extend their lead. With runners on second and third with one out, Crowder poked a sacrifice fly to straight away center, while Dew crossed the plate for the 4-0 lead. The next batter was Jackson, who also reached on a fielding error, bringing home Russell from third base.
Despite giving up the early 5-0 lead, Mount Olive responded in a big way to make things interesting.
The Trojans scored four unanswered runs headed into the seventh inning, now trailing 5-4.
After a three up and three down, the Mount Olive offense continued their rhythm. With bases loaded and one out, Sydney Poole received a critical out as Dew made a heads up play at third to snag the line drive. However, the next at bat ended the game as Mason singled through the left side, bringing home two runs and capping off the six unanswered runs with a win.
The Falcons were led offensively by Celia Dew who went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Game two proved to be all Mount Olive as they walked away with the doubleheader sweep.
The Trojans were held quiet until the third inning when Mason singled up the middle to claim the early 1-0 advantage.
Mount Olive put together three more runs in the fifth and sixth inning combined, to claim the final at 4-0.
Poole received the start on the mound as she lasted six innings giving up four runs, three earned, on seven hits. With the loss, Poole falls to 6-9 on the year.
The offense in game two seemed to be sporadic as there were only three Pfeiffer hits. Emily Workman, Boever, and Dew each possessed one hit for the Falcons.
Pfeiffer concludes their regular season play on Tuesday, April 22 as they host Belmont Abbey in a doubleheader starting at 2:00 p.m.