2018 Softball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
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Point Seniors: Not pictured -- #15 Alycen Johnson; Seated -- Cassandra Pesce (#6) and Amber Anderson (#22). Standing -- Tomi
Game 1
7 Innings
Game 2
5 Innings
Concordia College Alabama
Softball - Sat, Apr. 8, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University (24-18) totaled 23 runs, 10 walks and 20 hits, including four doubles and two home runs, and swept its non-conference doubleheader from Concordia College (2-26), 8-1 and 15-0 in five innings, Saturday, April 8, on West Point Park Field in West Point, Ga.  The Skyhawks also took advantage of 11 Concordia errors to scored eight unearned runs in the twinbill.  Point played their last Saturday doubleheader of the season.


Seven Point seniors were honored between Saturday's games – second baseman Tomi Kate O'Neal (Birmingham, Ala.); outfielder Cassandra Pesce (Tampa, Fla.); leftfielder Leslie Hinkle (Lafayette, Ala.); outfielder Mikayla Owen (Bradenton, Fla.); pitcher Alycen Johnson (Odenville, Ala.); outfielder Courtney Gilbert (Ellerslie, Ga.); and outfielder Amber Anderson (Hazel Green, Ala.).


GAME ONE:  Senior pitcher Alycen Johnson (1-0) started for the first time this season and threw just 57 pitches in six strong innings.  She allowed five hits, including a solo home run by Concordia shortstop Lay Griffin in the sixth inning, walked just one and struck out seven Hornets.  Ryan Simpson (SO/Cussetta, Ala.) struck out all three batters she faced in the seventh and final inning.


Point totaled eight hits and received five walks and five wild pitches from Concordia's losing pitcher, Jayia Smith.  The Skyhawks scored two runs on a two-RBI double by first baseman Shea Pendley (SO/Chatsworth, GA), her seventh double and 27th and 28th RBI of the season; one run in the fourth on a bases-loaded walk issued to Pesce, her third RBI of the season; and three runs on two hits, two errors and two wild pitches in the fifth inning which was highlighted by an RBI double by O'Neal, her sixth double and 12th RBI of the season.


Point added two runs on three hits in the sixth inning, which included an RBI double by catcher Brooke Williams (JR/Valley, AL), her sixth double and 17th RBI of the season, an RBI single by designated player Lacy Striblin (SO/Valley, AL), her 24th RBI this season.  Williams went 3-for-4 and was Point's only player with more than one hit.  Anderson walked twice and scored two runs.


GAME TWO:  Allie Beilstein (FR/Montgomery, AL) and Kelsey Davis (FR/Valley, AL) combined for a one-hit shutout.  Beilstein, now 10-8 this season, pitched three perfect innings, facing just nine batters, and struck out three, and Davis faced six batters in two innings and allowed Concordia's only hit, a single by catcher Marissa Holloman in the top of the fifth.  The Skyhawks quickly erased Holloman with a game-ending 6-4-3 double play.


Point totaled 12 hits against losing pitcher Jayia Smith in game two, including Pendley's RBI double in the first inning, her eighth two-bagger and team-best 29th RBI of the season, a two-run home run by designated player Ariana Boutwell (JR/Rehobeth, AL) in the first inning, her first round-tripper of the season, and a two-run home run to deep right-centerfield by third baseman Micah Simmons (JR/Darien, GA) in the third inning, her third homer of the season and 23rd and 24th RBI.


Smith walked five batters and uncorked four wild pitches and allowed five unearned runs as the Hornets committed seven errors in game two.  The Skyhawks tallied three runs on three hits and one error in the first inning, six runs on six hits and three Concordia errors in the second inning, five runs on two hits and two errors in the third; and one run on one hit and one error in the fourth inning.


Anderson went 2-for-2 and scored twice, and Boutwell was 2-for-3 with a walk, three RBI and two runs scored.  Simmons drove in three runs with her home run and a bases-loaded walk, and Sadie Proctor (FR/Newnan, GA) drove in a run with a second-inning single, her seventh RBI this season. Ten Skyhawks contributed hits in the game.


NEXT GAMES:  Coached by Jennifer Tyler, the Skyhawks host home doubleheaders against Southern Wesleyan University (S.C.), Tuesday, April 11, at 3 p.m. and Judson College (Ala.), Wednesday, April 12, at 3 p.m. (please note time change), and also host an Appalachian Athletics Conference home doubleheader against Columbia College (S.C.), Friday, April 14, at 2 p.m.