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Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute’s softball team allowed six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning of game one of their doubleheader against Belmont-Abbey College’s developmental team, leading to the Crusaders’ 7-3 victory.
Caldwell (3-2) opened the game with three runs in the top of the first inning. Ashley Antonio led off the game with a double followed by a walk to Emily Dudley. The Cobras had the bases loaded when Skyler Banks was hit by a pitch. Carlee Tart then hit a three RBI single to give Caldwell the early advantage.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Caldwell retired the first two batters before surrendering five hits and committing two errors that allowed for six runs by the Crusaders (1-0).
Caldwell dropped game two of the doubleheader to Belmont-Abbey’s developmental team by a score of 5-4.
Heading to the seventh inning, Caldwell trailed 5-3 but had runners on second and third base with one out. After a pop up for the second out, Skyler Banks hit a ground ball to score a run but the third out was recorded on a run down to end the game.
Emily Dudley had a two RBI single in the top of the fourth inning for Caldwell (3-3) as the Cobras tied the game at 3-3. However, Belmont-Abbey (2-0) answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning to reclaim the lead.
Caldwell will return home on Saturday to face Pitt Community College in a doubleheader starting at 12PM.