Pitching Pushes Pacers Past Bulldogs

Pitching Pushes Pacers Past Bulldogs

Game 1 Score: William Peace University 7, Dean College 1
Game 2 Score:
William Peace University 12, Dean College 0
Dean College (0-8), William Peace University (11-7)
Location: William Peace University Softball Complex, Cary, N.C.
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM / 1:00 PM

Playing in their final twinbill of their Spring Break southern swing, Dean College dropped both ends of their non-league doubleheader with William Peace University on Thursday afternoon.

The Pacers won the first game 7-1 by getting an excellent effort in the circle from Kelsey Durham and then a combined one-hitter from Alexa Nemeth and Danielle Hunt in the 12-1 nightcap victory.

Game 1: William Peace University 7, Dean College 1
The Pacers put two runs on the board in the second on a two-run single from Caylan Harrison and with that cushion, Durham went to work allowing just two hits in the first four innings.

Harrison added another RBI in the fourth along with a run-scoring single from Olivia Oates to double the William Peace advantage.

The Pacers then added three more runs in the fifth before Dean scratched across their lone run in the fifth. Cassandra Decuir (Massapequa, N.Y.) led off the sixth with a double to centerfield and advanced to third on a passed ball. She then came home on a Melanie Rios-Nevarez (Vega Alta, Puerto Rico) groundout.

Three of the Bulldogs' five hits in the opener were for extra bases as Decuir, Alexis Portales (San Antonio, Texas) and Alexis Brown (Taunton, Mass.) all had doubles.

Game 2: William Peace University 12, Dean College 0
Early inning runs plagued the Bulldogs again as the Pacers scored nine runs in the first on their way to a 12-0, five-inning decision.

Dean actually had a chance to get on the board in the first when they recorded their lone hit of the game -  a leadoff single by Brown. She stole second but was stranded there as Nemeth retired nine of the next ten batters she faced.

Ahead 9-0, William Peace got a big blow when Kacy Haithcock crushed her first homerun of the season.

Hunt then came on and recorded six outs – all on strikeouts to secure the win.

The Bulldogs will return to New England and won't be back in action until Friday, March 23 when they face Saint Joseph's (Vermont) beginning at 3:00 PM.