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Abbey softball sweeps St. Augustine’s

Feb 27, 2020 10:51AM

Annabeth Watkins (pictured) threw nine strikeouts in a complete game as the Belmont Abbey softball swept St. Augustine’s last week by scores of 7-1 and 12-0.  The Abbey is now 2-6 on the season, while the Falcons move to 0-6.

Game One

Hailey Gass got The Abbey on the board first, as she scored on a sacrifice fly to left field by Cameron Cooper. Then Brianna Embler singled home Mackenzie Sprinkle, making it 2-0. In the fourth inning, it was Payton Whitley who hit a 2-RBI triple, scoring Katie Allison and Melissa Neyhouse to put the Crusaders in front 6-0.  Allison would score again in the sixth to cap off the Crusader scoring. Jordanna Shorts threw a complete game, with seven strikeouts and just two walks.  She did not allow baserunner until the third inning. 

Game Two

Game two was all Abbey.  After two singles and a stolen base to start the game, Whitley hit a sacrifice fly to score Neyhouse, which turned out to be the game winner.  Later in the inning, she hit a triple down the left field line that scored Allison. The Crusaders brought 14 batters to the plate in the inning, scoring nine runs. In the third, it was Allison who hit an RBI triple that brought home Alexis Rogers.  She then scored on a wild pitch. The Crusaders took game two 12-0. Watkins threw a complete game, tossing nine strikeouts in five innings, with no walks and just three hits. Allison went 6-for-6 on the day, with five runs and three RBIs.  Neyhouse was 4-for-7 with three runs.

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