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Softball Drops Home Opener to Cobras

March 5, 2012
By Eric Etchison of Maryville College

The Maryville College softball team dropped their home opener this Sunday with a double header pair of losses to Virginia Intermont 11-1 and 6-3.

The Scots (3-9) surrendered five runs in the first inning against the Cobras and the NAIA school never looked back. The tacked on three runs in the third and a pair of runs in the fourth. MC senior Sarah Reeder suffered the loss after surrendering nine hits in 2.1 innings. Freshman Brittany Henry closed out the game recording six strikeouts while scattering four hits.

Offensively, Maryville managed only four hits. Henry went 2-for-4 at the plate while Leah Kelley and Hannah Youngdeer each stroked a hit. Youngdeer provided the only RBI for MC during the first matchup.

In the second game, Virginia Intermont rallied for a four run fourth inning and added a pair of insurance runs in the fifth and sixth innings to claim the sweep. Each team tallied nine hits but the Cobras capitalized on three MC errors to score.

Henry suffered the loss on the mound for the Scots. She tossed four innings and scattered five hits, but Virginia Intermont tallied three earned runs. Lexi Randolph closed the game on the mound with three innings of four hit pitching.

At the plate, Maryville was paced by Henry, Kelley, Youngdeer, and Megan Lock. Each standout tallied a pair of hits with Henry, Kelley, and Youngdeer each recording an RBI.

The Scots will prepare for a strong challenge this upcoming weekend. MC will hosts GSAC rival LaGrange on Saturday and will welcome Birmingham Southern to campus next Sunday.

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