Monday 23 Oct 2017

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UMO Softball Opens Weekend With Doubleheader Split

The University of Mount Olive softball team split a doubleheader with Erskine College, 4-1 (Win) and 2-0, in Conference Carolinas action on Friday afternoon in Mount Olive, N.C.

In game 1, the Trojans scored first in the bottom of the first as junior Anna Ingram doubled down the left field line, scoring freshman Kelsey Hayes, putting UMO ahead 1-0. Erskine evened the game at one in the top of the third on a RBI double to center field. UMO pushed back ahead in the bottom of the fourth on a solo home run by sophomore Callie Ferrell. Ferrell added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth with her second homer of the day that provided the Trojans with their 4-1 advantage in the victory.

For game 2, Erskine jumped in front in the top of the first with a RBI base-hit. The Flying Fleet added a run in the fifth on a base hit to center field that pushed Erskine ahead 2-0. The Trojans broke up Erskine’s no-hit bid in the bottom of the sixth with a pair of hits by junior Kristin Power and sophomore Charlene Thompson. UMO had one final shot to extend the contest in the seventh, but the Trojans went down in order as Erskine earned the 2-0 win.

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