Softball Takes Two From Chargers in Impressive Home-opener

Softball Takes Two From Chargers in Impressive Home-opener

By Sam Armstrong

BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Southern Virginia University softball team made their home-opening games ones to remember on Saturday afternoon, taking down Lancaster Bible College 9-1 in game one and 8-0 in game two.

Every player in the lineup tallied at least one hit for the Knights (2-6) in the 9-1 win, with six different players finishing with two hits. Right fielder Tara Hilton drove in three runs, while senior Mollie Gabbert knocked in another two. Madison Rigby and Jordan Stites each had an RBI as well.

Megan Harmon picked up her first win of the year in the circle, pitching all six innings and giving up only two hits while striking out six.

Game two was more of the same as sophomore Melanie Peyton took the circle for Southern Virginia, giving up only one base-hit and striking out three Chargers (0-2) in the five-inning shutout.

The offense kept up the momentum, tallying 11 hits and drawing five walks while only striking out once. Shortstop Bethanie Hudson got a hit in all three of her at-bats and drove in a pair of runners. Leadoff hitter Heather Terranova continued her hot start to the season, reaching base four times with two hits and two walks and finishing with three RBIs. Mykayla Johnson and Katierose Helems had two hits each for the game.

Southern Virginia continues its home-stand next Wednesday as they take on Guilford College in another nonconference matchup. First pitch will be at 4:00 p.m. at Harvey-Dryden Field.