SPARTANBURG, S.C. - USC Upstate freshman pitcher Brittany Rice (pictured, 1-0) pitched a complete game, giving up just two hits and one earned run with six strikeouts in game one and senior pitcher Jessica Jolly (3-0) allowed no runs on just two hits with seven strikeouts in five innings of work as Upstate swept a doubleheader against North Greenville 6-1 and 14-0 (five innings) at a windy Cyrill Stadium Wednesday afternoon.
Upstate remains undefeated with a record of 6-0 and
In game one,
Upstate took the lead in the third inning with four runs including RBI singles from junior center fielder Shay Slater and sophomore left fielder Amber Patterson to take a 5-1 lead. The Spartans added another run in the fourth on a RBI double by sophomore right fielder Heidi Gibbs.
Gibbs and junior catcher Vanesa Flores were both 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored to lead Upstate.
Bailey was 1-for-2 with a RBI to lead
In game two, Upstate opened with two runs in the first inning coming on a Flores RBI single and a RBI double by junior catcher Tiffany Pitcher for a 2-0 lead. The game was busted wide open in the second inning with Upstate plating eight runs including a run-scoring double by Gibbs, a Slater RBI single, and a three-run home run by Flores for a 10-0 lead.
Upstate would add four more runs in the fourth inning with a two-run home run from freshman shortstop Ana Mitchell and a two-RBI double by Patterson.
Eargle and left fielder Christina Shin each went 1-for-2 at the plate to lead