Softball Falls to Hornets 2-0, Eliminated From USA South Tournament
Burlington, N.C. - The Meredith softball team dropped their second game of the USA South Tournament with the loss on Saturday. The Avenging Angels were eliminated from the tournament with a 2-0 loss to Shenandoah and the Hornets remain alive. Meredith (27-13) ended their season with it's highest finish in the USA South and 12 conference wins.
The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the third inning when Shenandoah (22-16) put one run across the plate. Heather Sink had an RBI-single to score Ashley Crawford. The Hornets put another run across in the sixth as a bloop triple down the right field line scored Jordan Wolford.
Meredith had a last inning rally in the seventh but couldn't get the run across. Leah Friedman led the inning off with a single. Amanda White's one-out single to right center field moved the runners to first and second. A hit back to the pitcher by Lorri Cole loaded the bases with only one out. Shenandoah pitcher Brooke Over struck out Emily Cooke and then had Ashley Green pop up to the catcher to end the game.
Over picks up her 12th win as she struck out five Meredith batters. Amanda Beirne is credited with the loss as she held Shenandoah to four hits.
Shenandoah moves on to play the loser of Christopher Newport/Greensboro at 2 p.m. for an elimination game.