WPU Softball Drops Two on Second Day of Triangle Classic

Raleigh, NC – After taking two games from Hood College and Wilson College yesterday in the first day of the fifth annual Triangle Softball Classic, the William Peace softball team fell to #3 Salisbury College, 8-0, in six innings, and Roanoke College, 6-1, on Sunday afternoon.
Game One: William Peace (0) vs. #3 Salisbury College (8)
WPU (4-4) allowed an unearned run and three total runs in the third inning then gave up three more unearned runs in the fourth. The Pacers had a chance for a 1-2-3 inning in the fourth, but an error kept the inning allive, and then two consecutive doubles and an RBI single a batter later, Salisbury (4-0) led 6-0.
The Seagulls, playing as the home team, added another unearned run in the fifth and then hit a walk-off homerun to end the game in the bottom of the sixth, 8-0.
Aaryn Deal (2-2) was tacked with the loss after throwing five innings as she allowed seven runs, only three of which were earned, and struck out two. Lauren Martin came in and pitched the sixth.
Jennibeth Burge, Shay Poteat, Lindsey Wiggins, and Taylor Hains all went 1-3 at the plate.
Kathryn Larson (2-0) earned the win for Salisbury. Kim Dorsey led the way offensively with three hits, three RBI’s, and two run’s scored, which also included the game winner.
Game Two: Roanoke College (6) vs. William Peace (1)
Roanoke (2-4) scored two in the first after the first two batters reached and then both scored on a double from Jenna Pendleton. The Maroons singled with two outs and scored on another RBI double in the second to make it 3-0.
WPU allowed another two run double in the fifth and then another unearned run in the sixth to fall behind 6-0. The Pacers scored one in the sixth after Taylor Hains doubled and scored on an RBI single from Heather Dindinger but they went on to lose, 6-1.
Dindinger (1-1) also got the start for the Pacers. She got the loss pitching seven innings while allowing five earned runs to go along with two strikeouts.
Hains was the only Pacer player to record a hit both games as she went 2-3 with a double and a run scored. Dindinger added her RBI single, and Womble also got a hit.
Stephanie Clark (1-2) went all seven for the win while Taylor Sutherland and Rhea Schleicher paced the offensive with two hits apiece.
The Pacers softball team will be back in action this Wednesday as they host Guilford College for a double-header with games at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
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