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Caldwell Softball Falls Twice To Third Ranked Louisburg

Caldwell Softball Falls Twice to Third Ranked Louisburg

Caldwell Community College softball fell to Louisburg College twice on Tuesday. Games were moved from Lenoir Optimist Park to Gardner-Webb University due to wet field conditions. Game one completed the back half of a Region 10 doubleheader (postponed on March 8) and counts in the Region 10 standings. The second game was a non-conference game and did not count in Region 10 standings. Louisburg is currently ranked number three in this week’s NJCAA Division Two poll while the Cobras were one of the teams receiving votes in the top twenty poll.

In game one that the Cobras lost 4-2, Louisburg scored two runs in the top of the third inning when Brianna Tucker led off with a triple followed by a two RBI homerun by Abbie Yarboro. Louisburg threatened to blow the game open in the top of the sixth inning when the Hurricanes loaded the bases with no outs. However, the Cobras would get a line out and turn a double play to get out of the jam.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Caldwell would get on the board when Kayla Hollar reached on an error followed by a Kiara Dewey two RBI homerun to tie the game. Caldwell would threaten to win the game in the bottom of the seventh when Brittney Reynolds hit a one out double. After a pop out, Reynolds would advance to third on a fielder’s choice but was stranded there after a strike out.

In extra innings, Louisburg got an RBI triple from Chelsea Roberson and an RBI single from Foster Sharpe to take a 4-2 lead. Caldwell would be retired in order in the bottom of the eighth inning to secure the game for the Hurricanes.

In the second game that the Cobras lost 9-3, Louisburg hit four homeruns in the top of the second inning to blow open game two of the doubleheader, recorded as a non-conference game. The Hurricanes got homeruns from Chelsea Roberson, Ramsey Schlafer, Brianna Tucker, and Lark Collins as part of the seven-run inning. The Cobras got on the board in the bottom of the third on a two RBI double by Kayla Hollar. They would add a run in the fourth inning thanks to a Zoey Boston solo homerun.

Caldwell is now 28-9 overall and 18-6 in Region 10 Division 2 play. The Cobras play at home Friday against Camp Community College in a doubleheader at 2pm.