Softball Takes Fight Out Of Squirrels With Sweep
Staunton , Va. - The Meredith softball team continued their winning ways with a conference sweep of Mary Baldwin on Saturday. The Avenging Angels won game one 4-1 and game two 4-2. The wins gave Meredith a four game USA South winning streak.
Game One: Meredith 4, Mary Baldwin 1 - Meredith (20-8, 8-4 USA South) trailed early as host Mary Baldwin (5-21, 0-14) scored one run in the bottom of the first inning. Meredith avenged their deficit with four runs in the top of the fourth to take the lead. Ashley Green got the inning started and scored on an error as Jessica Dzeskewicz reached base on the play. Dzeskewicz then scored on an error with Sara Cranford getting on base. Alex Warren hit a home run to score two runs to give Meredith four runs in the inning. The game remained scoreless the rest of the way as Dzeskewicz (7-2) picked up the complete game win as she struck out seven batters and only gave up one run on two hits.
Game Two: Meredith 4, Mary Baldwin 2 - The Avenging Angels struck first as they scored two in the top of the second inning. Green singled to get on base and Emily Cooke followed her with a home run to score two runs for Meredith. Meredith added another run in the top of the third as Green sacrifice flied to left field to score Amanda White. The Fighting Squirrels put up a run in the bottom of the third to cut the Meredith lead to 3-1. The Avenging Angels would add another run in the top of the fourth as Whitney Williams singled to center field to score Cooke. Mary Baldwin added a run in the bottom of the fifth to finish the scoring and Meredith took the 4-2 win. Carrie Webster (4-0) picked up the complete game win as she struck out nine in her fourth win on the season.
Meredith continues their road trip on Sunday as they have a non-conference doubleheader at Sweet Briar.