2018 Softball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
 
 
 
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Left to Right -- Shortstop Madyson Brown, third baseman Micah Simmons, and designated hitter Ariana Boutwell
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Point
Truett-McConnell University
Softball - Sat, Mar. 11, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University (17-11; 6-2 AAC) lost game one to Truett McConnell University (14-5; 3-1 AAC), 7-3, and salvaged a split with a 7-6 comeback win in Saturday, March 11 Appalachian Athletic Conference intercollegiate softball action in Cleveland, Ga..  

    

GAME ONE:  The Skyhawks held an early lead, scoring one run in the top of the second inning on an RBI double by centerfielder Amber Anderson (Hazel Green, AL)

 

TMU added four runs in the bottom of the third inning and two more in the fourth to take a five-run lead into the fifth inning, 6-5. 

 

The Skyhawks added two runs in the top of the fifth on a double to centerfield by third baseman Micah Simmons (JR/Darien, GA), but the Bears added one more run in the bottom of the fifth to increase their lead to four runs, holding Point scoreless for the remainder of the contest to earn the victory in game one of the doubleheader, 7-3.

 

Point starting pitcher Kelsey Davis (FR/Valley, AL) allowed one hit, one run, one walk, and struck out two batters in just two innings of work, and was relieved by pitcher Ryan Simpson (SO/Cusseta, AL) (8-7) who took her seventh loss of the season and allowed eight hits, seven runs, four earned, two walks, and struck out two in four innings pitched.

 

TMU's starting pitcher Taylor Nix (6-2) earned her sixth win of the season and allowed six hits, three runs, two earned, three walks, and struck out three Skyhawks in a complete seven innings of work.

 

Simmons finished game one 2-for-4 with two RBI and catcher Brooke Williams (JR/Valley, AL) went 2-for-3 with two RBI and scored one run.

 

GAME TWO:  The Bears took an early lead by scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning, but Point took its first lead in the top of the third, scoring three runs to hold a one-run advantage over TMU, 3-2.  The first two runs in the third came when shortstop Madyson Brown (JR/Valley, AL) doubled home two Skyhawks, and the third run was scored when Brown made it home from the third on a wild pitch.

 

The Bears regained a lead by scoring two runs in the bottom of the third, but Point tied the game at 4-4 in the top of the fourth on an RBI double from the bat of second baseman Tomi Kate O'Neal (SR/Birmingham, AL).

 

Point added three runs in the top of the sixth to reclaim the lead.  First baseman Shea Pendley (SO/Chatsworth, GA) drew a bases-loaded walk to plate the first run, and two runs came across to score on an RBI single by designated hitter Ariana Boutwell (JR/Rehobeth, AL) to give the Skyhawks a three-run advantage, 7-4.

 

TMU rallied to score one run in the sixth and threatened Point's lead by scoring one run in the seventh to cut the deficit to just one run, but the Skyhawks held their lead and were able to finish the second game of the doubleheader with a win, 7-6.

 

Point starting pitcher Allie Beilstein (8-4) earned the win and allowed 10 hits, six runs, no walks, and struck out one in a complete seven innings pitched.  TMU's starting pitcher Bethany Hyde (4-1) took her first loss of the year and allowed 10 hits, seven runs, four walks, and struck out seven batters in 5-2/3 innings of work, and was relieved by pitcher Megan Burke who allowed no hits, no runs, no walks, and struck out one in 1-1/3 innings of relief.

 

Brown finished game two 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored, and Boutwell contributed one hit to go along with two RBI.  Pendley and O'Neal each finished with one RBI, and Anderson had two hits and scored two runs.

 

NEXT GAMES:  Coached by Jennifer Perkins Tyler, the Skyhawks play an Appalachian Athletics Conference doubleheader at Tennessee Wesleyan University (9-5; 3-1 AAC) in Athens, Tenn., Wednesday, March 15, at 2 p.m.

 
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