Offense Comes Alive as Softball Posts First Two Wins of the Season

Offense Comes Alive as Softball Posts First Two Wins of the Season

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Sewanee softball team earned its first two wins of the season with a 6-0 shutout of Sarah Lawrence and a 10-2 rout of Principia, Monday afternoon at the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score (Game 1): Sewanee 6, Sarah Lawrence (1-3) 0
Winning Pitcher: Kendell Goodrum (1-11)
Losing Pitcher: Delaney Parker (0-1)

Final Score (Game 2): Sewanee (2-14) 10, Principia (3-5) 2
Winning Pitcher: Kendell Goodrum (2-11)
Losing Pitcher: Leah Schaefer (3-5)

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HOW IT HAPPENED - SARAH LAWRENCE
-The Tigers struck first in the bottom half of the frame. Peri Prestwood scored on an error.

-After the team put went back-and-forth putting zeros on the scoreboard, Sewanee's offense went to work in the fifth inning with two doubles. After Taylor Wagner recorded a one-out base hit, Rachel Hoffman laced an RBI double.

-Two batters later, Katie Roth followed with a two-bagger to left field to bring home Hoffman.

-Leading 3-0 with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom half of the sixth, Sewanee put the game away with a bases clearing double by Rachel Hoffman,

HOW IT HAPPENED - PRINCIPIA
-In the second game of the day, Sewanee trailed Principia 2-0 heading into the bottom of the second. The Tigers took advantage of what the Panthers defense gave them, scoring five runs on four hits and three errors.

-Charlsey Shirey scored on a Panthers errors, and after a Rowan Jordan RBI single, Peri Prestwood started the merry-go-round with a bases loaded free pass.

-Later in the inning, Taylor Wagner recorded a two-run single to push the lead to 5-2.

-The Tigers added three runs in the fourth inning. With two outs, after Hanna Judycki reached base on a hit, the next three batters recorded RBI base hits by Wagner, Rachel Hoffman and Shirey.

-In the fifth, the Purple and Gold put the contest into a run-rule victory, as Prestwood and Judycki scored on Principia errors.

SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Taylor Wagner finished the day with four hits and RBI each and scored three runs. In game two, the junior drove in four RBI.

-Rachel Hoffman recorded five RBI and four hits, and in game one, she drove in four RBI.

-Kendell Goodrum (2-11) earned both wins on Monday, as she did not allow an earned run in 10 innings pitched.

SARAH LAWRENCE KEY STATISTICS
-Tiffany McBrayer, Bailey Nguyen, Karissa McAuley and Peyton Kullander recorded hits for the Gryphons.

-Parker Delaney (0-1) went the distance for Sarah Lawrence, allowing 11 hits and five earned runs.

PRINCIPIA KEY STATISTICS
-Alyssa Hudenburg recorded a hit and an RBI while scoring a run.

-Leah Schaefer (3-5) allowed five earned runs on nine hits.

UP NEXT
Day two of the trip happens Tuesday with contests against Southern Vermont and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

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