By Sam Armstrong
BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Southern Virginia softball team dropped both games of their doubleheader on Tuesday, falling to Bridgewater 7-2 and 14-4.
The Eagles (10-24) jumped out to early leads in both games to beat the Knights (9-27), recording 25 hits between both games, compared to the Knights' ten.
Relying on home runs in the first, second, and fifth innings, Bridgewater scored seven runs in game one. The Knights showed life in the bottom of the seventh, with a double off the bat of freshman Madison Rigby, and then an Aubrey Jorgensen first career home run to center field. They weren't able to complete the comeback, however, falling 7-2.
In the circle for the Knights was freshman Megan Harmon, who pitched a complete game and struck out two in the loss. Catcher Heather Terranova and shortstop Mykayla Johnson each added hits of their own.
The Knights gave up 12 runs in the first three innings of game two, leading to a five-inning loss.
Southern Virginia scored three of their four runs in the third inning, thanks to a Mykayla Johnson triple that brought in two runs, and an error by the Eagles that allowed another to score. The triple was Johnson's second of the game, down the right-field line. Megan Harmon added an RBI groundout in the next inning. Rigby, Jorgensen, and freshman Megan Stapley added a single each.
Stapley was the starting pitcher for the Knights, giving up eight earned runs over four innings in the loss.
The Knights will take on Christendom on Wednesday for their final games of the season. First pitch is at 5:00 p.m.