#11 North Georgia Stays Perfect, Take Two at UAH
DECTUR, AL – The 11th-ranked North
Georgia College & State University softball team stayed
undefeated Friday afternoon, taking down Missouri-St. Louis 4-0,
and Lewis University 13-4 on day one of the 2009 UAH Charger
In game one, North Georgia put pressure on the Tritons in the opening inning as Kasey Knight and Leslee notched RBIs and the Saints used a trio of hits to plate three first-inning runs.
Trish Snider (3-0) would take over from there, holding UMSL (3-5) to just three hits while striking out six for the complete game shutout.
In game two, North Georgia jumped out on top again in the first inning, this time sending two runs across on just one hit as Pilar Harden singled to right field with two outs to bring home Knight and Courtney McGuire for an early 2-0 lead.
The Saints were far from down however, adding six more runs in the second inning on just two hits. After the Flyers walked the bases loaded, Laura Voyles captilized, doubling down the right field line to bring home two runs. After a walk and a wild pitch scored another run, Smith all but put the game out of reach, launching a three-run blast to give North Georgia an 8-0 lead after just two innings.
Natasha Willemse would add to the scoring in the third inning, sending a home run to center field, her second of the year, to bring Kaelin Farrnington around to score and push the score to 10-0.
Lewis University added a single run in the fourth and three runs in the fifth, but the Saints put three more runs of their own on the board in the fourth inning to end the game after just five innings at 13-5.
Sarah Phillips (3-0) stayed perfect on the season, allowing three hits and one run while striking out six in four innings of work.
When all was said and done, the Saints tallied just seven hits, but made the most of 10 walks as Smith and Harden each drove in three, while four other players scored two runs.
The Saints will be right back in action tomorrow morning and afternoon, taking on Wayne State (0-2) at 10:00 a.m. (CST) before opposing Lynn University (6-8) at 4:30 p.m. (CST).
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