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CVCC Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Fayetteville Tech
Catawba Valley Community College softball swept a doubleheader from Fayetteville Tech Friday at home at the Highland Recreation Center. The Red Hawks won the first game 8-0 and won the nightcap, 2-1.
In game one, five batters had multiple hits in the run-ruled five inning contest. Jessica Cannon led off the game with a triple and came around to score on a ground out by Camryn Bryant to give the Red Hawks the early 1-0 lead. In the second inning, with two out and the bases loaded, Brianna Broome singled, scoring two.
In the third inning, the Red Hawks would tack on three runs. Emma Kuproski walked then stole second. Kensley Southers was hit by a pitched and both runners moved a base on a passed ball. One out later, Kiana Mullner walked to bring up Alyssa Kropski. She doubled, scoring Kuproski and Southers. A walk and an out later, Broome picked up her third RBI of the day, when she was walked as the bases were loaded, making the score 6-0. In the fourth inning, Kuproski drew an inning opening walk. She would then still second. One out later, Grace Andrews doubled, scoring Kuproski. In the fifth, with one out, Bryant singled. Broome was walked and Annie Andrews singled to load the bases. Kuproski lined out, but the sacrifice was enough to end the game as Bryant scored for the final 8-0 score.
Jillian Jones got the shutout in the circle. She pitched all five innings, allowing only four hits and no runs, striking out two and allowing only one walk in 19 batters faced.
In game two, CVCC could only manage one hit, but would still pull off the 2-1 win. The contest was scoreless until the fifth inning when Fayetteville Tech got a solo home run to make it 1-0. In the bottom of the sixth, CVCC got on the board. With one out, Mya Morency walked. Krposki came in to pinch run for her. She advanced to second on a wild pitch. Cannon would then reach first on an error, allowing Kropski to score from second, to tie the game at one.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Annie Andrews hit the game ending home run on the first at-bat of the inning. It was the lone hit of the contest as the Red Hawks celebrated the 2-1 win.
Mayson Lail got the victory in the circle. She pitched all four innings, allowing four hits and the one run, while striking out six and not allowing a walk.
The wins improve the Red Hawks to 26-6 overall, 13-3 in Region X, Division 2 play. They are hosting Pitt Community College Monday afternoon for a doubleheader beginning at 1pm.