MONTREAT, NC (February 14, 2009) -- The Montreat College women's softball team had a sweet day on Satuday and it wasn't because it was Valentine's Day. The Cavs swept the visiting Royals from Queen University (NC) in their doubleheader 1-0 and 6-5.
Sophomore Rachel Stowe
had another standout performance on the mound throwing a one hitter in game one. Both teams remained run-less going into the seventh inning. In the bottom of the inning, senior Amy Vogel
came to the plate and nailed a double into the outfield and reached third base on a passed ball. Mandi Pike
reached first on a walk and second base on a steal. Freshman Olivia Huffman
with two runners in scoring position reached first on a fielder's choice, allowing Vogel to cross home plate.
Vogel and Pike each went 2-for-3 including a double for each.
In game two, Montreat jumped out early when Tameron Sealey
singled and advanced to third on an Amber Summerow
single. Sealey would later score on a pass ball to put Montreat on the scoreboard first. The Cavs would attack again in the third inning on a Jamie Poling
single, Summerow double, and a fly ball by Kerby Barkdoll
would allow Poling to score giving the Cavs a 2-0 lead.
In the top of the fourth inning, Queens would gain the lead on three runs scored, but Montreat would tie the game back up in the bottom of the inning on a single RBI from Jamie Poling
that would score Vogel.
The Cavs scored three runs in the sixth inning. Pike reached first on an error by the shortstop, Huffman singled, and Tiffany Davis
sacrifice bunted putting runners on second and third base. Pike crossed home on a sacrifice fly by Poling, while pinch runner Sarah Lima
scored on a single by Sealey. Sealey would later score on a triple by Summerow. The three runs would give the Cavs a 6-3 advantage going into the last inning.
Queens would get two runs in the seventh, but it would not be enough, as the Cavs would go on to win 6-5.
Leading hitters for the Cavs in the second game were freshman Tameron Sealey as she went 3-for-4 with one RBI and senior Amber Summerow who also went 3-for-4 including a double, triple, and one RBI. Jamie Poling went 2-for-2 and had 2 RBIs.
Winning pitcher for the Cavs in game two was freshman Meredith Mitchell who goes to 1-2 on the year.
The Cavs go to 3-3 on the year and will host NCAA Division II opponent Tusculum College on Tuesday, February 17. Game one of the doubleheader starts at 1:00 pm.