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SOFTBALL

Results vs. St. Andrews College (2008-03-01 14:00:00)

Falcons Split with Knights
Saturday, 01 March 2008
The St. Andrews Presbyterian College softball team won the opening game of Saturday’s Conference Carolinas doubleheader, 1-0, but visiting Pfeiffer University rallied for a 5-3 win in the nightcap. SAPC maintains a 1-12 overall and 1-3 Conference Carolinas record. The Lady Falcons hold a 9-7 overall record while starting league play 1-1.

Game 1: St. Andrews 1, Pfeiffer 0

Stewart and Tanji combined for the seven-inning no-hitter in the opener.

Tanji drilled an RBI-single in the bottom the second for the games only run.

Pfeiffer’s best chance to tie the game came in the bottom of the seventh. The Falcons had the first two batters reach base on a walk and an error. Both runners then advanced into scoring position on a wild pitch. After a hard-hit lineout to second, St. Andrews turned an improbable double play to end the game. On a ground ball to short, Tanji threw home to prevent the tying-run from scoring and Capone slapped the tag on in time. As Capone tossed the ball back to pitcher, the Pfeiffer runner on first tried advancing to second. However, Stewart quickly whipped the ball to Tanji, who applied the tag for the final out.

Falcons’ senior starter Dacia Ijames (Kernersville, N.C.) pitched a solid game for the visitors only allowing one run on four hits in the complete-game loss. Ijames fanned a game-high six batters.

Game 2: Pfeiffer 5, St. Andrews 3

After Pfeiffer took an early 1-0 lead with an unearned run in the first, senior Tiffany Allen (Franklin, N.C.) doubled the Falcon lead to 2-0 with an RBI-single in the second.

Brianna Shurtleff (Colton, Calif.) cut the Knights deficit in half with an RBI-single down the left field line that plated freshman shortstop Jasmine Dobbin (Pikeville, N.C.), who reached on an error and stole second base.

St. Andrews catapulted into the lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth. After loading the bases with no outs, Capone hit a clutch bloop-single that drove in two Knights runners.

Pfeiffer leapfrogged back into the lead for good with three more unearned runs in the sixth. Senior Jaimee Cassidy (Brandon, Fla.) provided a sacrifice fly while juniors Sarah Moore (Reidsville, N.C.) and Amanda Beck (Thomasville, N.C.) had back-to-back RBI-singles.

Beck (1-0) picked up her first win of the season on the mound allowing three runs (zero earned) on seven hits and one walk over six innings of work. Sophomore Nicole Springer (Oakboro, N.C.) pitched a scoreless seventh to earn her first save of the season. Tanji was strong on the mound in her 5.2 innings but three SAPC errors led to five unearned runs for Pfeiffer. Tanji (0-3) had two strikeouts on the day. Tanji tried to help he own cause with two hits in the finale. Moore had two of the Falcons five hits in the second game.

Pfeiffer at St. Andrews (Game 1) Mar 01, 2008 at Laurinburg, N.C. (Knights Field) Pfeiffer 0 (8-7,0-1) Player ab r h rbi Stephanie Bethea lf 1 0 0 0 Martina Bullard rf 2 0 0 0 Dacia Ijames p 2 0 0 0 Shelby Fleming 1b 3 0 0 0 Jaimee Cassidy 3b 2 0 0 0 Stephanie Brandt 2b 2 0 0 0 Tiffany Allen cf 2 0 0 0 Megan McNeil c 2 0 0 0 Amanda Beck ph 1 0 0 0 Sarah Moore ss 2 0 0 0 Totals 19 0 0 0 St. Andrews 1 (1-11,1-2) Player ab r h rbi HAUGEN, Erin 2b 2 0 0 0 EASTER, Nicole c 3 0 0 0 DOBBIN, Jasmine cf/ss 3 0 0 0 CAPONE, Tiffany dh 3 1 1 0 FARROLL, Morgan lf/cf 2 0 0 0 TANJI, Mika ss/p 2 0 1 1 STEWART, Samantha p 2 0 1 0 SHURTLEFF, Ashley 1b 0 0 0 0 SHURTLEFF, Brianna 3b/rf 2 0 0 0 MENDEZ, Daisy rf/lf 2 0 1 0 GHRAMM, Dani 1b/3b 0 0 0 0 Totals 21 1 4 1 Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Pfeiffer............ 000 000 0 - 0 0 1 St. Andrews......... 010 000 X - 1 4 1 ----------------------------------------- E - Fleming; DOBBIN, J.. DP - St. Andrews 1. LOB - Pfeiffer 6; St. Andrews 3. 2B - STEWART, S.. HBP - Ijames. SH - Bullard. SB - Bethea; HAUGEN, E.; CAPONE, T.. CS - Bullard. Pfeiffer ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go Dacia Ijames L,4-4 6.0 4 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 0 21 22 4 6 St. Andrews ip h r er bb so wp bk hbp ibb ab bf fo go STEWART, Samantha W,1-9 6.0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 16 20 8 7 TANJI, Mika 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 7 1 1 WP - STEWART, S.. HBP - by TANJI, M. (Ijames). Strikeouts - Fleming; Cassidy; DOBBIN, J.; CAPONE, T.; FARROLL, M. 2; SHURTLEFF, B; MENDEZ, D.. Walks - Bethea 2; Cassidy; Brandt; Allen; Moore; HAUGEN, E.. Umpires - Start: 2:00 pm Time: 1:43 Attendance: 40 TANJI, M. faced 2 batters in the 7th.
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