2017 Softball
Record: 31-22 Home: 20-5 Away: 7-11 Neutral: 4-6 AAC: 12-8
 
 
 
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Columbia College
Point
Softball - Fri, Apr. 14, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University (30-18; 12-8 AAC) defeated Columbia College (S.C.) (6-24; 3-17 AAC), 2-0 in game one, and shutout the Koalas again in game two, 4-0, in Appalachian Athletic Conference softball action, Friday, April 14, in West Point, Ga.  

    

Point finished its week 6-0 and shutout its opponents in each contest.  With the sweep against Columbia today, the Skyhawks have now won eight consecutive games and have outscored their opponents 49-1 during their streak. 

 

GAME ONE:  Point starting pitcher Ryan Simpson (SO/Cusseta, AL) (15-9) won her fifth  consecutive start and allowed six hits, one walk and struck out one batter.  Simpson pitched 6-1/3 innings, increasing her consecutive scoreless innings streak to 33-2/3 innings and was replaced by pitcher Allie Beilstein (FR/Montgomery, AL) who earned her second save of the season in the final 0-2/3 innings of game one.

 

Point plated its first run in the bottom of the fourth, scoring when catcher Brooke Williams (JR/Valley, AL) smacked a two-out  double to deep center to bring home first baseman Shea Pendley (SO/Chatsworth, GA) who doubled earlier in the inning.

 

The Skyhawks plated their second and final run of the contest in the bottom of the sixth on a bunt single off the bat of Williams.  Point committed two errors, but it was able to hold the Koalas scoreless enroute to a 2-0 win in game one.

  

GAME TWO: Point took an early lead, scoring one run in the bottom of the first on an RBI single from Williams, her third RBI of the day.

 

The Skyhawks added three more runs in the bottom of the second, the first on an RBI single by second baseman Tomi Kate O'Neal, the second on a fielder's choice, and the third came on a two-out RBI triple from centerfielder Amber Anderson (SR/Hazel Green, AL), giving Point a 4-0 lead at the end of the second inning.

 

Beilstein started game two, improved her season record to 13-8 and allowed five hits, one walk, and struck out two batters in her second complete-game shutout of the week to beat Columbia in game two, 4-0.

 

Williams extended her hitting streak to 13 games and finished the afternoon with three hits and three RBI.  Pendley had four hits combined in both games and scored two runs, and O'Neal, Anderson, and Micah Simmons (JR/Darien, GA) each added one RBI in game two.

 

NEXT GAMES:  Coached by Jennifer Perkins Tyler, the Skyhawks travel to play a make-up non-conference doubleheader against Faulkner University on Wednesday, April 19 at 4 p.m. EST   

 
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