Jeremy Zalacca - Director of Athletic Communications
MISENHEIMER, N.C. - The Pfeiffer softball team (4-0) won a pair of five inning contests over Glenville St. (0-4) to run their home winning streak to 10 in a row. The Falcons dominated the Pioneers, winning by scores of 9-0 and 9-1 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
In the opener, the Falcons jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. A perfectly executed double steal plated the first run and Chandler Walker drove in two more with a RBI single to center field.
In the following inning, Pfeiffer erupted for four runs on three hits. Rachel Crowder drove in the first with a sacrifice fly and Kiana Millsaps scored Stephanie Fortner with a single. Freshman Makenzie Pennell then crushed a homerun to center field, her second long ball of the season.
In the fourth inning, Walker drove in another run with an RBI single. Abi Peck worked a walk on an 11-pitch at bat to score Pennell and put Pfeiffer ahead 9-0.
Sydney Poole earned the win in the opener, giving up no runs on two hits in three innings. Kate MacMillan pitched the final two innings and allowed one hit.
It was more of the same in game two as Pfeiffer ran out to an early lead. The Falcons took advantage of a pair of fielding errors to score the first two runs of the game in the bottom of the second. An error by the second basemen scored Peck and a throwing error by the catcher allowed Kaleigh Troutman to come home.
In the third, Pfeiffer scored four times thanks to RBI's from Peck, Emma Tuttle and Fortner to extend the lead to 6-0. The Pioneers would score their only run of the day on a wild pitch in the fourth but Pfeiffer answered in the bottom half of the inning with two more runs.
One run away from ending the game on a mercy rule, Pennell crushed a one out double off the wall in right center to score Crowder and end the day.
Kennedy Lester earned the win by allowing one run in four innings.
Pennell went 5-for-7 on the day with five runs scored and three runs batted in. In her first weekend as a Falcon, Pennell hit .600, scored seven runs, hit two home runs and drove in six runs.
As a team, Pfeiffer hit .396 this weekend and averaged seven runs per game.
Pfeiffer returns to action on Friday afternoon as they take on Lenoir-Rhyne and Augusta in Hickory, N.C.