Junior Lindsey Eargle had a standout performance today against Newberry College. Eargle hit 500 in both games – she went 1-for-2 and 3-for-4. Eargle not only stole a base but also threw out an opponent who attempted to steal. “Lindsey Eargle had a good offensive game and played well defensively for us as well,” said Coach Jan McDonald.
Junior Hope Brewer had a double in the second game, but despite her and Eargle’s outstanding efforts, the Crusaders still lost 1-8 in the first and 0-9 in the second game.
Sophomore Kristyn Smith pitched the first game and Freshman Taylor Roof pitched the second. “We left too many runners on base – left runners in scoring position, and gave up two home runs in the second game,” said Coach McDonald. “Pitchers didn’t throw as well as they have been – we pitched behind in the pitch count both games and gave their hitters a better pitch count to hit. I think that really hurt us because they had some very good hitters.”
Softball heads up to North Carolina tomorrow for double-header against Brevard College. “We need to come out and compete better and hopefully we’ll do that,” commented Coach McDonald.