RALEIGH, N.C. -- Meredith College softball swept rival William Peace for the second time in six days with an 11-2, five-inning win in game one, and a 6-1 victory in the nightcap. Julia Allsbrook's three-RBI homer secured the win in game two for the sweep.
The Pacers recorded early success scoring two to open the day with help from a lead-off Meredith error, but the Angels responded in the bottom of the frame to edge into the lead. An RBI-double from Kelsey Mabe, followed by an RBI-single and a run from Maria Annunziata placed the Avenging Angels out front 3-2.
Annunziata drove in two more runs with a double in the second to extend Meredith's advantage. Mabe and Allsbrook's double play in the top of three returned Meredith to the dugout, and the Angels blew the game wide open scoring six runs on three hits with help from a pair of Pacer miscues.
Payton Aldridge and her defense managed WPU the next two innings to close out for her second career win. She earned one run on five hits with one walk, striking out one. Liliana Berber faced the first six Meredith batters to earn the loss before Alexa Nemeth entered in relief to finish up the last 2.2 innings.
Peace scored their lone run in game two on a solo homer from Kritstina Mojica in the first inning. After a one-two-three first at-bat for the Angels, Meredith put up three runs in the second from Allsbrook.
Three RBI-walks in the fourth put the game away for Meredith.
Myah Morse posted her seventh win in her 12th career start earning one run on five hits, one walk and striking out five. Taylor Jackson closed out the game allowing no Pacer hits with one walk and one strikeout in her two innings pitched.
The Avenging Angels close out the USA South regular season on the road this weekend beginning with a doubleheader Friday at Mary Baldwin. Two games at Ferrum Saturday afternoon complete the conference schedule with tournament seeding on the line. Meredith landed in second today after a shift in East Division standings, and a top-three finish awards the Angels round one hosting privileges April 7.