Pfeiffer Softball Splits Doubleheader at Ferrum
Ferrum, Va. (March 10, 2019) –The Pfeiffer University softball team earned a road doubleheader split, falling to Ferrum 6-5 in game one before rallying to take game two 4-2.
Pfeiffer – 9-1
Ferrum – 6-4
In the opening game, Ferrum scored a run in the bottom of the sixth to take the 6-5 win. Pfeiffer scored two runs in each of the first two innings, with the first pair of runs coming on a Makenzie Pennell home run, her league-leading sixth of the season. After Ferrum plated one in their half of the first, Pfeiffer's Vada Blue Sherrill knocked a two-run double, extending the Falcon lead to 4-1.
Ferrum scored three in the second to tie the game at 4-4 after piecing together three singles to load the bases. The Panthers' then cleared the bases on a three-run double.
Ferrum added a run in the third to go up 5-4 but the Falcons knotted the game at 5-5 in the fourth inning when Sherrill delivered her second double of the game. Hannah Tyner then singled, scoring Sherrill from second.
The Panthers then took the lead in the sixth and retired the Falcons in order in the seventh, taking the 6-5 win.
In game two, tied at 2-2 each, the Falcons' Maranda Benton singled and advanced to second on a Panther error. After a Sherrill walk and stolen base put runners on second and third, a passed ball scored both runners, giving the Falcons the 4-2 lead.
In the home half of the seventh inning, a pair of Pfeiffer errors put runners on, but the Falcons were able to get the lead runner at third on a fielder's choice, and followed that with a groundout to record the second out. Ferrum walked to load the bases but Falcon pitcher Kiana Millsaps struck out the final batter to earn the pitching win.
Vada Blue Sherrill - 2-of-3, two doubles, two RBI
Makenzie Pennell - 1-of-4, one home run, one RBI
Hannah Tyner - 2-of-2, two RBI
Kiana Millsaps – 4.2 IP, three strikeouts
Makenzie Pennell – 2-of-3, double, two RBI
Vada Blue Sherrill – 1-of-3, two runs scored, two stolen bases
Maranda Benton – 1-of-3, one run scored
Kari Westerbeek – 2.0 IP, three strikeouts
Kiana Millsaps – 2.2 IP, one strikeout
The Falcons will host Salem College on Tuesday afternoon, March 12 in a USA South doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at Jack Ingram Field.