Softball Drops Final Two In Palmetto State

Softball Drops Final Two In Palmetto State

THE BASICS
Game 1 Score:
Penn College 13, Dean College 2
Game 2 Score: Lancaster Bible College 6, Dean College 4
Location: North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Date: Friday, March 15, 2019

GAME 1: Penn College 13, Dean College 2

As they did in the previous contest between the two teams, Penn used a monster inning to separate from the Dean and post a convincing victory.

A five-run third accompanied a six-run sixth as the Wildcats swept the season series with the Bulldogs courtesy of 14 hits – including two each from Maddie Wenk, Taylor Krow and Elizabeth Asher.

The biggest blow in the third came off the bat of Asher, who had a two-run single, while Taylor Brooks delivered a two-run triple in the sixth for Penn.

Deans runs came in the fourth on a Shelby Smith (Southwick, Mass.) single and an RBI double from Madisyn Butler (Richfield Springs, N.Y.).

GAME 2: Lancaster Bible College 6, Dean College 4

The Chargers scored five runs over the final two innings and then got the game's final out with the game-tying run at the plate as they held off a late Dean rally.

Lancaster Bible took a 1-0 lead in the first when they scored an unearned run.

The Bulldogs answered back to take the lead in the bottom of the third on run scoring hits from Smith and Miranda Marquez (San Pedro, Calif.).

Dean's advantage stayed that way until the top of the sixth when the Chargers tied the game on a Morgan Burkholder single and then took the lead for good on a two-run single from Martina McCauley.

Makenzie Souza (New Bedford, Mass.) cut the Dean deficit in half with a run scoring groundout in the sixth but the Chargers responded with two in the top of the seventh.

Danielle Dumont (Nashua, N.H.) brought the Bulldogs closer with an RBI single, but Lancaster Bible was able to keep Dean of the board and seal the win.

Smith and Courtney Holden (Bridgeport, Conn.) each had two hits for the Bulldogs, while Miranda Seacord (Cambridge, N.Y.) had a pair of stolen bases.