Softball Extends Streak to Ten with Sweep of Averett
Raleigh, N.C. - The Meredith softball team opened up home USA South conference play on Sunday with a sweep of the Averett Cougars with wins of 2-1 and 4-2. Meredith (14-6, 2-2 USA South) stretched their winning streak to 10 games on the bat of Alex Warren and the arm of Amanda Beirne.
Game One: Meredith 2, Averett 1 - 7 innings: Alex Warren put the Avenging Angels on the board as she started the bottom of the first inning with a lead off home run to give Meredith the 1-0 lead. The game would remain scoreless until the Cougars put one across in the third to tie the game at 1-all. The game remained tied until the bottom of the seventh when back to back singles by Sara Cranford and Warren put runners on first and second. Tracy Kemp came into pinch run for Cranford and Jessica Dzeskewicz came into to pitch hit for the Angels. Dzeskewicz hit a double to right field that just got past the fielder and scored Kemp to give Meredith the walk off win. Amanda Beirne gained her sixth win on the year as she struck out four in the seven inning complete game.
Game Two: Meredith 4, Averett 2 - 7 innings: The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the third when Emily Cooke's single to center field scored Warren to give Meredith the 1-0 lead. Averett answered in the top of the fourth as a two run home run by Emily Atkinson gave the Cougars (9-15, 1-5) the 2-1 lead. Warren answered in the bottom of the fourth as she hit a double to right field to score two runs. Katelyn Whitehead came up to bat next and blooped a single over the shortstop to score a moving Warren from second base. That would be all the Avenging Angels would need as Beirne picked up her seventh win and second complete game win on the day.
Meredith returns to action on Tuesday as they travel across Raleigh to play rival Peace College for a 2 p.m. doubleheader to benefit breast cancer awareness.