COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Owls softball team hosted Agnes Scott in a homecoming doubleheader on Saturday, March 30. The W put up a great fight against the Scotties to split the day with a 6-0 victory and a 5-2 defeat.
GAME ONE (W, 6-0)
The Owls played well against the Scotties in game one to record their 10th shutout of the season.
Owls senior Madison Scoggin received her ninth win on the mound, pitching the complete 7-inning game. In the circle, Scoggin delivered two strikeouts for three hits against.
The W scored its first run in the bottom of the first inning. Senior third baseman Carolyn "Kendall" Wilkinson sent a sacrifice fly to right field for the RBI.
The W's third run came in the fifth on a single up the middle by Heidi Matthews and the Owls closed out the scoring effort in the sixth inning with three runs scored on a double down the third base line by Megan James.
With three RBIs and a 1-for-3 appearance, James led the Owls offense. At the plate, Matthews and Flora both tallied two hits on three at-bats while Flora led in scoring with two runs.
GAME TWO (5-2)
After a rough first inning, the Owls struggled to bounce back to fall 5-2 in the second game of the day.
Senior pitcher Ciara Steward took the loss on the mound. The left-hander from Oxford, Miss. pitched 1.0 innings for four hits against and one earned run.
The Scotties grabbed an early lead with three runs scored in the first inning.
The W reached the board the fourth with two runs scored on a double by James to cut Agnes Scott's lead to 3-2.
In the seventh, the Scotties grabbed two more runs, scoring on two singles to close the game with a 5-2 victory over the Owls.
The Owls will be back in action on Tuesday, April 2 when they host Stillman in the last home doubleheader of the season. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.