@CentreCSoftball Sweeps Twin Bill at Agnes Scott
DECATUR, Ga. (CentreColonels.com) – The Centre softball team continued on their spring break road trip on Tuesday as they stayed in the state of Georgia to take on the Agnes Scott Scotties. The Colonels took the opening game 10-0 in five innings and then won 7-0 in the second game to improve to 13-9 overall.
In game 1, Centre opened the scoring in the first frame when junior Lauren Richards (Danville, Ky.) doubled to bring home freshman RileyAnne Sharpe (Huntsville, Ala.). Richards later scored on a double by freshman Charlotte Mabbs (Olivette, Mo.) to put Centre up 2-0 after one inning of play. Mabbs got Centre on the board again in the third inning, driving home both Richards and senior Jessika Young (Leitchfield, Ky.) with an RBI triple to make it 4-0.
The Colonels added six more runs in the top of the fourth. Richards drew a bases loaded walk to score freshman Sam Thompson (Louisville, Ky.). Young's double scored freshman Abigail Harper (Louisville, Ky.) and senior Brittany Sears (Lexington, Ky.). Mabbs then drove in her fourth run of the game as Richards scored on a sacrifice fly. Pinch runner Madison DeBord (Danville, Ky.) stole home for the fifth run, and finally freshman Mary-Carter Downing (Lexington, Ky.) scored after an Agnes Scott error.
Young struck out two batters and only surrendered a pair of hits in five innings to pick up the victory for the Colonels.
Centre stormed out of the gates in the second game with four runs in the first inning. Downing connected on a RBI single that scored Richards, Young drove in both Harper and Downing with a base hit, and then freshman Sarah Aubuchon (Lebanon, Tenn.) singled up the middle to score Young.
The Colonels increased their lead to 5-0 in the top of the third when Aubuchon connected on a triple to score DeBord. Young drove in her third run of the contest in the fifth with a double to left that brought home Richards. In the fifth inning, Sears picked up an RBI single, scoring junior Mackenzie Robinson (Cincinnati, Ohio).
Just like in the first matchup, the Colonels only allowed two hits as sophomore Torey Hawkins (Frankfort, Ky.) and junior Erika Brewer (Frenchburg, Ky.) combined for seven shutout innings, with Hawkins earning her third win of the year.
The Colonels will wrap up their road trip on Wednesday with a pair of games against Covenant.