TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Including five shutouts, the Owls softball team extends their winning streak to six games with a doubleheader sweep at Stillman College. The W improves to 6-0 on the season defeating the Tigers 1-0 and 7-2 on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Game One (1-0)
Carolyn "Kendall" Wilkinson drove in the only run of the game one with a sacrifice fly to cap off a tremendous effort in the circle from pitcher Madison Scoggin to give the Owls its fifth shutout of the season.
The W bats struggled the first part of the afternoon, generating base runners off of three hits, four errors and two walks. Of the runners, three were placed in scoring positions and eight were left on base.
Scoggin, on the mound, had another great game with good defensive support from the field with five hits against, no walks, and four strikeouts. During her third complete game of the season, the left-hander improved to 3-0 on the season with 78 pitches with 60 strikes.
Game Two (7-2)
Junior outfielder Emily Littlejohn came alive at the plate in the second game against Stillman. The Eupora, Miss. native went 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs and one RBI.
Senior third baseman Kendall Wilkinson had another good game going 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
On the mound, freshman Amelia Stalter started for the first time wearing The W uniform to throw 89 pitches of which 49 were strikes. In the first win of her career, Stalter pitched 6.0 innings for three strikeouts, two walks, and four hits against.
Veteran pitcher Ciara Steward entered the seventh inning to close the game. She ended the effort with one strikeout and one hit against.
On the field, The Owls flexed their muscles with the biggest play coming in the bottom of the second. With runners on first and second, Heidi Matthews and Brianna Duquette turned a double play to get The W out of the inning.
The Owls will return to their home field tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 27 to take on Rhodes College. The first pitch is set for 3 p.m.