CHARLOTTE, N.C.- Queens dropped its first complete Conference Carolinas series to Pfeiffer Saturday afternoon at Park Road Park. The Falcons took game one by a score of 8-0 and snuck by the Royals 2-1 in the second. The losses drop Queens to 11-11 on the year and 4-4 in league play while Pfeiffer improves to 11-9 on the year and remains perfect at 6-0 in conference action.
Game 1 - Pfeiffer 8, Queens 0
Of the eight runs the visiting team posted, two were unearned. The Falcons scored two in the third, one earned and one unearned, to take a 2-0 lead. Melanie Conklin was strong in the circle for Pfeiffer. Goode opened the game with a single and Alisha Waldrop tried to get something going for Queens in the seventh with a double. Conklin gave up two hits and struck out eight.
Pfeiffer strung together three hits, including a triple from Hannah Jackson, in the fifth inning to bring in two more runs. The Falcons added three runs in the next inning and tacked the eighth run on in the seventh inning. Jester drops to 6-7 and Conklin improves to 4-3.
Game 2 - Pfeiffer 2, Queens 1
Pfeiffer pulled ahead early in the first inning after a Sarah Waylock single scored Conklin. Megan Lathbury opened the fourth inning with a two-base knock for Queens. Waldrop moved Stephanie Supcoe who came in to run for Lathbury, to third with a sacrifice hit. Two batters later Emma Schultz collected her first multi-base hit of the year with a double to drive in the game-scoring run. The Royals ended the inning with the go-ahead run on base.
In the fifth inning Pfeiffer took the lead after Celia Dew reached on an error that scored Conklin. Needing to bring one in to tie and a second to take the win, Goode hit a one-out single and Dodge reached on an error. The winning run was on base. Allison Braswell walked Kaitlyn Cheek before being replaced by Conklin. Conklin struck Jester out for the second out of the inning and Lathbury flied out to end the game.