Softball Gains Split With Peace in StrikeOut Cancer Game
Raleigh, N.C. - The two cross town rivals met on the softball field in a double header that was postponed from the the day before. The day ended in a split as Peace (10-14, 3-5 USA South) took the first game in a seven inning thriller 6-5 while Meredith (15-7, 3-3) took the second game 1-0. Meredith's win streak finished at 10 games.
Game One: Peace 6, Meredith 5 - Both teams started the game on the offensive. Emily Cooke's double starting the scoring as Leah Friedman came in to give the Angels a 1-0 lead. Lorri Cole's single then scored Cooke to put Meredith up 2-0. Peace then answered with two of their own in the bottom of the first to tie the score. The second inning then saw Meredith's Katelyn Whitehead score on an RBI by Alex Warren to take the 3-2 advantage. Peace then answered with three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the 5-3 lead. The game remained at 5-3 until the top of the seventh when Ashley Green's 2-run home run in top of seventh tied the game at 5-all. Peace's Tatum Townsend knocked in the solo shot walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh to end the game.
Game Two: Meredith 1, Peace 0 - In the top of the first, Meredith struck early as Green scored on a double steal in the top of the first to give Meredith the early 1-0 lead. The game then continued scoreless for the rest of the game as Meredith took the 1-0 win. Meredith's pitcher Jessica Dzeskewicz picked up her fourth win of the season.
Meredith next travels to Ferrum on Saturday for a USA South doubleheader with the Panthers.