Softball Wins One, Drops Two as Season Comes to an End
The #5 seed Pride softball team finished its 2012 season on Saturday, going 1-2 in USA South Tournament action. Greensboro was eliminated with a 2-0 loss to Ferrum. The Pride beat #6 seed Shenandoah to stay alive after suffering a 13-2 setback to top seed Christopher Newport, beating #6 seed Shenandoah 6-4 on Saturday afternoon.
In game one against Christopher Newport, The Pride fell behind 5-0 after one inning of play en route to taking a 13-2 setback to fall into the elimination bracket.
The Pride bounced back in game two to stay alive with a 6-4 win over Shenandoah. Greensboro jumped all over the Hornets in the first with four runs. Rebecca Pink, Brittany Evans, and Jackie Nicholson all recorded RBI hits, while Pink scored on an error.
Shenandoah rallied with two in the third and one in the fifth to narrow the gap to 4-3. Teer added an insurance for The Pride in the bottom of the frame with a sacrifice fly to score Kelsey Burkett.
The Hornets again pulled to within one run at 5-4 with another run in the sixth before Burkett singled home Brittany Evans in the seventh for the final run of the game.
Greensboro finished the game with ten hits as Nicholson, Burkett and Evans each tallied two apiece. Sanfilippo earned the win in game two.
In the finale against Ferrum, the Panthers struck for the only two runs of the game in the third inning. In total, The Pride left multiple runners on base in the third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings.
Greensboro placed two on in the bottom of the seventh with two outs but failed to bring home a run.
Greensboro finishes the season at 21-19.