Softball Registers Two Wins at UNCW
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Campbell posted a 9-3 win in game one at UNC Wilmington before notching a 5-3 victory in the night cap of the twin bill at Boseman Field. Sophomore shortstop Ericka Nesbitt (Salisbury, N.C.) registered a pair of multi-hit games for the Camels.
A record fell in game one as Campbell (35-16) swiped six bases to increase its season total to 110 surpassing the 108 bases stolen by the 1995 squad.
Home runs were a factor in game one as the Camels struck three including a grand slam by junior designated player Olivia Scarborough (Buies Creek, N.C.) in the third. Sophomore left fielder Camise Patterson (Fuquay Varina, N.C.) connected on a two-run shot to right center to put Campbell on the scoreboard.
The 15th round tripper of the season was blasted by junior Raven Lee (Battleboro, N.C.), which moved her into a tie with Robin Leathers (2009) and Amanda Littlejohn (2008) on the program's single-season charts. Karlie Love (2009) is next on the chart with 16 homers.
In the circle, freshman Courtney Roberts (Simpsonville, S.C.) notched the victory to improve to 17-6 on the season with three strikeouts in four innings, while earning her second save of the year was senior Brittany Arnn (Danville, Va.), who fanned seven. The complete-game victory in the night cap was registered by junior Julia Callicutt (Asheboro, N.C.) with five strikeouts, now standing at 9-1 on the campaign.
After a pair of walks drawn in the bottom of the first, Kirsten Jernigan doubled off the fence down the left field line to put the Seahawks up early, 1-0.
The Camels response was quick as Forgacs drew a walk and Patterson connected on her fifth round tripper of the season.
Insurance runs were tacked on in the third as sophomore center fielder Stephanie Jones (Black Mountain, N.C.) and Nesbitt singled and stole a base. Lee hit a base knock though the left side to plate one before Scarborough homered with the bases loaded to increase the advantage to 7-2.
UNCW added a run in the fourth as Brittany Gamby drove home Erin Brownon a ground out.
A solo shot started the fifth for the Camels by Lee. The Camels manufactured the ninth run in the sixth as Nesbitt beat-out an infield single to short, stole second and scored on a single up the middle by junior catcher Jordan Clarke (Capron, Va.).
Head coach Drew Peterson went to his bench in the fifth and inserted Clarke, sophomores Casey Taylor (Lillington, N.C.), Kailey Farmer (Durham, N.C.) and Kerstine Womack (Broadway, N.C.) and juniors Katie Andrews (Wilmington, Del.), Jessi Lane (Angier, N.C.) and Amanda Daw (Pantego, N.C.) to complete the game.
The Seahawks cut the advantage to, 9-3, in the sixth on a double down the left field line by Brown, who scored following a pair of ground outs.
Game two saw the Camels get on the scoreboard first in the second inning as senior right fielder Sarah Forgacs (Cary, N.C.) doubled into the right-center gap and scored after a wild throw by the right fielder following a fly out.
Taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the third were the Camels as junior second baseman Shaela Churchill (Winterville, N.C.) registered an infield single and took second on an errant throw. Jones scored her on an RBI groundout before freshman catcher Courtney Klingler (Alvin, Texas) tripled home another run, 3-0.
The Campbell lead was cut to one in the third as a one-out walk applied pressure and a throw on a sac bunt went to the fence to score the first run. Olivia Poplin singled in the second on a ball hit to left.
The fourth for the Seahawks saw them load the bases on single by Jordin Phillips, a walk and fielder's choice, where an out wasn't recorded. Morgan McCann pushed across the game-tying run, 3-3, with a single to left center.
With the bases still full, Callicutt was able to work out of the jam on a fly out and ground out.
The next inning, Campbell responded as sophomore third baseman Brittany Bruce (Lumberton, N.C.) singled up the middle and Jones reached on an error. A bunt single by Nesbitt in front of the plate loaded the bases before Klingler plated the go-ahead run on a base knock up the middle. Jones made it 5-3 following a passed ball on a strikeout.
The losses for UNCW were charged to Jordyn Schmidt (4-14) and Casey Rowland (8-13) as each tossed a complete game and tallied four and five strikeouts, respectively.
Campbell concludes a nine-game road trip on Thursday with a battle at Hampton in a doubleheader slated to begin at 2 p.m. Links to live stats and free audio can be found on GoCamels.com.