COLUMBUS, G.A. - In the first game of a Saturday doubleheader, the Pfeiffer University softball team grabbed their first win of the season, defeating Tusculum 2-0. The win evens the Falcons' record at 1-1 for the season and with the loss Tusculum drops to 0-3 overall. Pfeiffer freshman Sydney Poole (1-0) picked up the win from the mound, with the loss going to Tusculum's Rachel Medley.
In her college pitching debut, Poole put on a stellar performance striking out eight batters, and allowing only three hits En route to her first win as a college hurler, Poole's stingy pitching also denied Tusculum of a single earned run, and secured her first collegiate shutout. While Poole's outing was nothing short of impressive, the Falcons dominated on the offensive side as well, picking up a whopping nine hits with only one error. The Pfeiffer offensive effort was fairly spread out, with game-leading performances coming from sophomores Jaclyn Boever and Sam Jarmusch who had two hits apiece.
The Falcons wasted absolutely no time getting on the board, picking up the first of their two runs in the first frame. With her first at-bat for the day, senior Hannah Jackson found herself with a base-hit after smacking one into center field. Jackson advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Boever and then made her way to third base following a wild pitch. Jackson eventually scored on a fly out to right field by junior Sadie Saine who was credited with the RBI.
Finding themselves with two outs to start the third inning, the Falcons put together a string of three hits to grab their second and final run of the game. After Boever singled to center field, she was quickly advanced to second base on a single through the left-side by Saine. Junior Julie Bullington wanted in on the offensive action as well, singling down the left field line, sending Boever home and snagging the RBI for herself. Pfeiffer left two on base at the end of the third, but the damage had already been done.
The Falcons have a quick turnaround today as they face cross-state rivals Wingate at 2:30 p.m.