Softball Drops Non-Conference Doubleheader to Carson-Newman on Rainy Sunday
March 23, 2014
MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer University softball team lost two hard-fought battles to non-conference foe Carson-Newman Sunday. The Falcons fell 7-0 in the first matchup and 10-2 in the second matchup which was called after six innings of action. With the losses Pfeiffer falls to 10-14 overall and Carson-Newman improves to 24-8.
Carson-Newman got the scoring started early in game one, picking up two quick runs in the top of the first inning. The visitors snagged two more runs in the third, and three in the sixth to take the win in game one. Carson-Newman's Kelli Hensley led all players in the first contest with three hits as the visitors out-hit Pfeiffer 11-4. The Falcons were led by senior Hannah Jackson in the hit column, picking up two of her own in the matchup. Redshirt-sophomore Sam Jarmusch was credited with the pitching loss for Pfeiffer, evening her season record at 5-5. Sarah Howard picked up the win for Carson-Newman improving to 11-5 this season.
Game two started off a lot like game one, with Carson-Newman grabbing two quick runs in the top of the first. Pfeiffer responded quickly however answering with a run in the bottom of the second inning. Freshman Rachel Crowder started off the offensive effort for the Falcons in the second frame, hammering a triple into right field. Crowder scored just two batters later off a wild pitch by Carson-Newman's hurler, lowering the scoring deficit to one. The visitors managed to get themselves out of the inning without giving up another run, and responded by putting up four of their own in the top of the third. Pfeiffer picked up a second run in the bottom of the third inning when Jackson sent a base-hit up the middle, scoring sophomore Khristin Isley from third base. Isley had tripled on the previous play, sending a long ball into right field. Carson-Newman finished the game with four more runs, ending the game after six frames, and defeating the home team 10-2.
Pfeiffer was led by sophomore Jessica Jackson on the offensive side of the ball, picking up two solid hits on three at-bats. The loss went to freshman Sydney Poole who fell to 3-6, with Kalyn Davis picking up the win for Carson-Newman and improving to 11-3.
The Falcons return to action on March 25th when they take on St. Andrews in a home doubleheader. The first pitch of game one is set for 3:00 p.m.