MARYVILLE, Tenn. - The Meredith College softball team collected a pair of USA South wins Sunday afternoon versus the Maryville Scots. Beginning with a 9-5 victory in game one, the Avenging Angels shut out the Scots in game two to finish off the doubleheader sweep 5-0.
Rookie pitcher Taylor Jackson pitched a no-hitter through four innings in game one, and Meredith outhit the Scots 16-5 to finish off the win. The Angels scored four runs in the first inning of game two to set the pace for the win.
Amanda White led all with six hits in eight attempts on the day, to go along with three RBI and a pair of doubles in game one. Brittany Bucklin, Eran Artigues and Maria Annunziata recorded three hits apiece in game one, and Annunziata tallied three RBI. Caitlyn Hogg led Maryville with three hits on the day, including a pair of home runs in game one.
Jackson allowed four earned runs on seven hits with 13 strikeouts on the day to collect a pair of wins in two complete games pitched. Lexie Randolph took the loss for the Scots in game one and Kayla Aloisi recorded the second.
Jackson jumpstarted game one for Meredith to set up a strong frame in the fifth for the Angels' bats. Back-to-back doubles from Artigues and Annunziata combined with singles from White and Saunders to score three runs to advance Meredith's lead to five.
A solo home run from Hogg kept the Scots in the mix, but the Angels scored three more on five hits in the seventh to extend their advantage to 9-2. Hogg scored three more runs on her second homer in the bottom of the frame, but the Angels's defense finished off the Scots for the win.
Meredith kept the momentum going scoring four runs in the first inning of game two. A pair of Maryville miscues advanced Sarah Watson and Kayla North, and White scored both on a double to left center.
Katlyn Johnson singled up the middle and scored two more thanks to help from an outfield misstep. Meredith scored one more in the fifth and the defense remained perfect to wrap up the shut out for the win.
The Avenging Angels travel south Monday to face off with the Covenant Scots in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. First pitch in the league doublheader is slated for a 12:30 start. Follow the action live HERE.