Softball Wins Game Two To Split In Georgia

by | Apr 14, 2018 | RRSN News | 0 comments

THOMASVILLE, Ga. – Southeastern softball dueled Thomas in a doubleheader that did not disappoint. The first game between the two teams battling for first place in the Sun Conference required extra innings. Both Hannah Bodenhorn and Thomas’ Lauren West exchanged in a pitchers’ duel that went ten innings. Unfortunately, the Night Hawks captured a 1-0 victory, but the Fire would answer right back. A six-run sixth inning propelled the Fire to a 7-4 victory over the Night Hawks in game two, notching Southeastern’s 34th win of the season.
Bodenhorn struck out ten through 9.1 innings of work for the Fire. Four times throughout the duration of the contest the transfer from North Alabama was able strand a Thomas runner on third base.
West was able to match the dominant pitching effort of Bodenhorn by only surrendering three hits to the Fire.
Southeastern’s best opportunity to score came in the top of the ninth when Sam Holcomb reached on an error pushing Lauren Watters to third. An unfortunate doubleplay and a fly out to right field allowed the Night Hawks to escape danger.
Both teams appeared to not have an answer for either pitcher until the tenth when a one out single by the Night Hawks scored the game winning run.
Transitioning into game two, the Fire knew three hits would not be enough to avoid the sweep. Facing a two run deficit after the first inning, Southeastern captured their first run of the day off of the bat of Britt Robinson. The score sat at 2-1 in favor of the Night Hawks until an electrifying sixth inning.
The Fire would rattle off six runs, all with two outs, highlighted by a Kiah Ferrell two run home run. Ferrell’s fifth of the season initially gave Southeastern a 3-2 lead. Haleigh Harrell worked a walk with the bases loaded and Watters was hit by a pitch to increase the lead even more. Holcomb concluded the inning with a ball through the left side of the infield scoring a pair of runs. When all the damage was done the Fire were ahead of the Night Hawks 7-2.
“The offense showed some fight down the stretch,” expressed head coach Anna Welsh. “Two out hitting will win games, and our team produced in a clutch situation,” said Welsh.
Thomas answered with a pair of runs in the 6th however, it was not nearly enough to put out the Fire.
Ferrell entered the game in relief to secure the final out of the game and a 7-4 victory for Southeastern.
Robinson catapulted the Fire’s offense with a 3-4 performance in game two. Harrell also contributed a multi-hit performance going 2-4 with a run scored.
Southeastern will be back in action at home against St. Thomas on April 18. The first pitches are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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