March 9, 2010

Knights Sweep Gallaudet To Get Back To .500

WASHINGTON D.C. Abbie Fisher went 7-for-8 in a double-header against Gallaudet to give The Southern Virginia Softball team a sweep over the Bison 8-0 and 19-5. Fisher added 10-RBI's and had 2-homeruns in the routs of Gallaudet, as the Knight got to .500 for the first time in the season.

The first game started well for the Knights as Lindsay Mellor led off with a double, and was brought home by a Fisher single. SVU got two more runs to go up 3-0 at the end of the first inning.

SVU added three more runs in the second, as Fisher got her first home run of the day and Chloe Stephens was able to score after getting on base from a fielder's choice. Mellor and Stephens scored again in the third to give the Knights the requisite 8-run lead to end the game in the fifth inning.

Kyla Christmas pitched a perfect game as she went five innings with 10-strikeouts and moved her record to 2-1. Christmas did not let a runner get on base, and the Knight defense gave her the five outs needed for the perfect game.

The 8-0 win helped push the Knights to a 2-3 record heading into the second game of the double-header with the Bison.

SVU's bats were hot in the second game, as the first five batters scored for the visitors. The Knights added four more, including Fisher's second homerun of the day.

Amanda Otto went a strong 2-for-3 in the second game and contributed 2-RBI's to the cause. Christmas went another strong 3-innings, striking out 6-batters. She gave up 2-hits and 3-runs, but none of them were earned. She gave way to Fisher, who went two innings giving up 2-runs on 1-hit. Christmas' efforts gave her the win, and helped push her to 3-1 for the season.

SVU s now 3-3 on the season. The Knights return to action March 10 when they travel to play at Rappahanock Community College. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:00 pm.