Softball Splits Road Doubleheader with Panthers
Ferrum, Va. - The Meredith softball team traveled to Ferrum to take on the Panthers on Friday in USA South action. The Avenging Angels and Panthers split the doubleheader with Meredith taking game one 3-2 and Ferrum game two 3-1.
Game One: Meredith 3, Ferrum 2 - Meredith (16-8, 4-4 USA South) broke the scoreless game in the top of the third when Alex Warren hit a solo home run to give the Avenging Angels the 1-0 lead. Ferrum (21-5, 5-3) answered in the bottom of the third and fourth as the Panthers put up a run in each inning to take the 2-1 advantage. The Angels avenged with two runs in the top of the fifth as singles by Lorri Cole and Amanda Beirne scored Emily Cooke and Amanda White. Beirne picked up her eighth win on the season in the complete game, striking out two and forcing 16 ground outs. Meredith outhit Ferrum 13-7.
Game Two: Ferrum 3, Meredith 1 - Just like in game one, Meredith got on the board first with a home run in the third inning. The Avenging Angels only run was put up on the board on the solo home run by White. The Panthers answered with three in the bottom of the inning as they had an RBI-single and an 2 RBI-double to take the 3-1 lead and finish the scoring for the game.
Meredith next plays on Wednesday as the Avenging Angels host the N.C. Wesleyan Battling Bishops in a conference double header. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.