Softball Takes Two at North Carolina Wesleyan on Sunday
The Pride softball team stayed perfect in the USA South with a doubleheader sweep of North Carolina Wesleyan on Sunday. Greensboro scored four runs in the seventh to come out with a 4-0 victory in game one. The Pride rallied from a 2-0 hole in game two to take a late inning lead, but were forced to fend off the Bishops in extra frames.
The Pride threatened in the first, third and fifth innings, leaving multiple runners on base with nothing to show for it. Greensboro finally broke through in the seventh on an RBI single to center by Hayley Hicks. Kanisha Fogg scored on the play but Rebecca Pink was gunned down at home trying to add another run.
Fogg led The Pride in game one with three hits while eight others recorded one hit apiece.
North Carolina Wesleyan jumped out to a 2-0 lead in game two, with two runs in the third. The Pride took control in the sixth, scoring four runs on five hits to pull ahead 4-2.
Evans knocked in Hicks for the first run with Nicholson tying the score with an RBI single. Holly Jones sent the final two runs home on a single to center.
The Bishops bounced back in the bottom of the seventh, putting up two runs with two outs to send the game into extra innings.
Greensboro quickly regained momentum in the eighth, using one hit and two North Carolina Wesleyan errors to take an 7-4 lead. The Bishops would go 1-2-3 in the bottom of the eighth as The Pride held on for the win.
Sanfilippo started the game and tossed 2.0 innings. Hannah Pennell finished out the remainder of the game to earn the win. The Pride finished the finale with a balanced offensive attack, as eight players finished with a hit. Teer was the lone Greensboro player with multiple hits, going 2-4 with one RBI and one run scored.
The Pride are now 12-8 on the season and 4-0 in the USA South. Greensboro will travel to Ferrum on Tuesday for a conference doubleheader.