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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Monday, March 9, 2009
RESULTS VS. ERSKINE COLLEGE (2009-03-09 00:00:00)

Due West, SC – Pfeiffer University softball split its first Conference Carolinas double-header of the season while visiting Erskine on Monday afternoon. Pfeiffer fell in the first game 7-3, but managed to hold off a late Erskine rally to win game two 5-4.
Game One – Pfeiffer 3, Erskine 7
The Fleet took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Katee Knapp (Branford, FL) was hit by a pitch and later scored on an error. Falcon starter Allison Braswell (Asheboro, NC) then settled in and held Erskine scoreless for the next four innings. Pfeiffer tied the game up in the fourth, taking advantage of three Fleet errors. The Falcons took the lead for the first time in the fifth, with an RBI double from Kylee Nichols (McMinville, OR) that scored Megan McNeill (Robbins, NC) and added another run that inning on a sacrifice fly by Stephanie Bethea (Greensboro, NC) to go up 3-1.
In the bottom of the sixth, Erskine had runners at first and third with one out when Rebekah George (Mauldin, SC) singled to centerfield to score Lindsey LaPrad (Summerville, SC) and made it a 3-2 game. That brought Jocelyn Smith (Greer, SC) to the plate. She singled to left field to load the bases for Melinda Bowman (Aiken, SC). Bowman blasted a 1-0 pitch off the left field wall for a two-run double to give the Fleet a 4-3 lead. Smith and Bowman then scored on an error and Kerry Fincher (Easley, SC), who reached on the error, later scored on a ground out by Kayla Vinson (Berea, SC). The game rested at 7-3 in favor of the fleet going into the seventh inning.
Pfeiffer loaded the bases in the top of the inning on singles by Brittany Waldon (Port Orchard, WA) and Bethea, while Martina Bullard (Godwin, NC) reached on an error. With one out, Erskine starter Lauren Gunter (Batesburg, SC) gave way to Leigh Ann Shelley (Fork, SC) to finish the game out. Shelley came in and got a ground out and strike out to pick up her second save of the season.
Waldron went 2-3 with a run scored for the Falcons and Nichols was 1-4 with a double and RBI. Braswell took the loss allowing six runs (four earned) in 5.1 innings of work with six strike outs.
Bowman led the Fleet at the plate going 2-2 with a double and two runs batted in, while Kelly Davis (Weaverville, NC) was 2-4. Gunter picked up the win allowing three runs (two earned) in 6.1 innings of work.
Game Two – Pfeiffer 5, Erskine 4
The Fleet once again got on the board first in game two with a RBI single in the second inning from Kelly Davis. The lead didn’t last long as Pfeiffer took advantage of an Erskine error in the third and scored three runs. With runners at first and second, Martina Bullard lined a double into left center to score two runs, and later scored on a double by Shelby Fleming (Roseville, CA) to make it a 3-1 game.
Erskine cut the lead to 3-2 in the fourth on an RBI single from Vinson that scored Amber Hartley (Batesburg-Leesville, SC) who led the inning off with a walk. The Falcons added two insurance runs in the sixth, after three walks to load the bases; Stephanie Bethea hit a two run single to make it a 5-2 game.
In the bottom of the sixth Hartley led the inning off with a single, but Gunter ground into a double play to clear the bases. With two outs, Davis singled to left and then Vinson walked to bring Knapp to the plate. She smashed a double into the right center field gap that scored both runners and made it a 5-4 game. That was as close as the Fleet got as Christie Thomas (Durham, NC) came in and retired the next four Erskine hitters to pick up the save.
Bullard led the Falcons at the plate going 2-4 with a double and two runs driven in, while Bethea finished the game 2-4 with two RBIs. Ranzy York (Milton-Freewater, OR) picked up the win allowing four runs in 5.2 innings of work.
Davis was perfect at the plate for the Fleet going 4-4 with an RBI and run scored, while LaPrad finished the game 3-4 and Vinson was 1-2 with an RBI. Rebekah George took the loss allowing five runs (two earned) in 5.1 innings of work with six strike outs.
Pfeiffer is now 11-7 overall and 1-1 in conference play, while Erskine is 14-11 overall and 1-1 in the conference.The Automated ScoreBook Pfeiffer University at Erskine College (Game 1) Mar 09, 2009 at Due West, SC Pfeiffer University 3 (10-7,0-1) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Nichols, Kylee 2b........ 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 2 1 Bethea, Stephanie cf..... 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Bullard, Martina dh...... 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 Fleming, Shelby 1b....... 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 Nobles, Heather 3b....... 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 3 York, Ranzy rf........... 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Moore, Sarah ss.......... 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 McNeill, Megan c......... 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 1 Wagner, Andrea pr....... 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Waldon, Brittany lf...... 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kreshka, Bryttny lf..... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Braswell, Allison p...... 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Beck, Amanda p.......... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 27 3 6 2 3 2 18 5 8 Erskine College 7 (14-0,1-0) Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ K. Davis cf.............. 4 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 1 Vinson lf................ 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 Knapp 3b................. 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 LaPrad 2b................ 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 C. Davis 1b.............. 3 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 George dh................ 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 Smith ss................. 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 7 0 Bowman c................. 2 1 2 2 1 0 6 1 0 Fincher pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Whitlock rf.............. 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 K. Fincher rf........... 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gunter p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 Shelley p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 27 7 8 4 1 7 21 14 5 Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Pfeiffer University. 000 120 0 - 3 6 2 Erskine College..... 100 006 X - 7 8 6 ----------------------------------------- E - Fleming, S; Beck, A; K. Davis; Knapp 2; Smith 2; Gunter. LOB - PUSB09 8; Erskine 5. 2B - Nichols, K; Bowman. HBP - Knapp. SH - McNeill, M; Vinson. SF - Bethea, S. SB - York, R; K. Davis; Fincher. CS - Bethea, S. Pfeiffer University IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Braswell, Allison... 5.1 7 6 4 1 6 23 26 Beck, Amanda........ 0.2 1 1 0 0 1 4 4 Erskine College IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- Gunter.............. 6.1 6 3 2 3 1 25 30 Shelley............. 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 Win - Gunter (6-4). Loss - Braswell, A (). Save - Shelley (2). WP - Gunter. HBP - by Braswell, A (Knapp). Umpires - Start: 3:00 Time: 1:55 Attendance: 75 Game: SBMAR9A Play-by-Play The Automated ScoreBook Pfeiffer University at Erskine College (Game 1) - Play-by-Play Mar 09, 2009 at Due West, SC Score by Innings R H E ----------------------------------------- Pfeiffer University. 000 120 0 - 3 6 2 Erskine College..... 100 006 X - 7 8 6 ----------------------------------------- Pfeiffer University starters: 2/2b Nichols, K; 16/cf Bethea, S; 24/dh Bullard, M; 11/1b Fleming, S; 8/3b Nobles, H; 1/rf York, R; 9/ss Moore, S; 12/c McNeill, M; 14/lf Waldon, B; 10/p Braswell, A; Erskine College starters: 13/cf K. Davis; 1/lf Vinson; 7/3b Knapp; 22/2b LaPrad; 17/1b C. Davis; 11/dh George; 25/ss Smith; 14/c Bowman; 21/rf Whitlock; 12/p Gunter; Pfeiffer University 1st - Nichols, K grounded out to ss. Bethea, S reached on an error by ss. Bethea, S out at second c to ss, caught stealing. Bullard, M fouled out to c. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Erskine College 1st - K. Davis singled, bunt. Vinson out at first p to 2b, SAC; K. Davis advanced to second. Knapp hit by pitch. LaPrad reached on a fielder's choice; Knapp advanced to second; K. Davis out at third p to 3b. C. Davis reached on an error by 1b; LaPrad advanced to third; Knapp scored, unearned. George flied out to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB. Pfeiffer University 2nd - Fleming, S flied out to cf. Nobles, H grounded out to ss. York, R grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Erskine College 2nd - Smith struck out swinging. Bowman walked. Whitlock struck out swinging. K. Davis struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 3rd - Moore, S singled to left field. McNeill, M out at first p to 2b, SAC; Moore, S advanced to second. Moore, S advanced to third on a wild pitch. Waldon, B grounded out to ss. Nichols, K struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Erskine College 3rd - Vinson popped up to 3b. Knapp flied out to p. LaPrad grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pfeiffer University 4th - Bethea, S grounded out to ss. Bullard, M walked. Fleming, S reached on an error by ss; Bullard, M advanced to second. Nobles, H reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to second on an error by p; Fleming, S advanced to third; Bullard, M advanced to third on an error by p, scored, unearned. York, R reached on a fielder's choice; Nobles, H advanced to third; Fleming, S out at home p to c. York, R stole second; Nobles, H out at home ss to c. 1 run, 0 hits, 2 errors, 1 LOB. Erskine College 4th - C. Davis grounded out to 3b. George flied out to rf. Smith flied out to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Pfeiffer University 5th - Moore, S grounded out to p. McNeill, M walked. Waldon, B singled down the lf line; McNeill, M advanced to second. Wagner, A pinch ran for McNeill, M. Nichols, K doubled to left center, RBI; Waldon, B advanced to third; Wagner, A scored. Bethea, S flied out to cf, SF, RBI; Nichols, K advanced to third; Waldon, B scored. Bullard, M walked. Fleming, S flied out to lf. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Erskine College 5th - McNeill, M to c for Wagner, A. Bowman singled to left center. Fincher pinch ran for Bowman. Whitlock struck out swinging. K. Davis struck out swinging. Fincher stole second. Vinson struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 6th - Bowman to c for Fincher. Nobles, H grounded out to ss. York, R singled to third base, advanced to second on a throwing error by 3b. Moore, S grounded out to 2b. McNeill, M flied out to cf. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Erskine College 6th - Knapp singled to left field. LaPrad singled to shortstop; Knapp advanced to second. C. Davis reached on a fielder's choice; LaPrad advanced to second; Knapp out at third 3b unassisted. George singled to center field, RBI; C. Davis advanced to second; LaPrad scored. Smith singled to left field; George advanced to second; C. Davis advanced to third. Bowman doubled to left field, 2 RBI; Smith advanced to third; George scored; C. Davis scored. Beck, A to p for Braswell, A. K. Fincher to rf for Whitlock. K. Fincher reached on an error by p, advanced to second; Bowman scored, unearned; Smith scored. K. Davis singled to left field; K. Fincher advanced to third. K. Davis stole second. Vinson grounded out to 2b, RBI; K. Davis advanced to third; K. Fincher scored, unearned. Knapp struck out swinging. 6 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. Pfeiffer University 7th - Whitlock to rf for K. Fincher. Waldon, B singled to center field, advanced to second on an error by cf. Kreshka, B to lf for Waldon, B. Nichols, K grounded out to ss. Bethea, S singled; Kreshka, B advanced to third. Bullard, M reached on an error by 3b; Bethea, S advanced to second. Shelley to p for Gunter. Fleming, S reached on a fielder's choice; Bullard, M advanced to second; Bethea, S advanced to third; Kreshka, B out at home 3b to c. Nobles, H struck out swinging. 0 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 3 LOB.