Softball splits day one at Spartan Classic

Amber Schisler (ScarboroughPhotography.com)
Amber Schisler (ScarboroughPhotography.com)

GREENSBORO, N.C. - A complete game from Katie Baker in game two earned a split for the Camels on day one of the Spartan Classic.

Campbell dropped game one to Delaware 9-8 and defeated UNCG 4-2 in the second game. 

Game one: Campbell 8, Delaware 9

Delaware scored six in the fifth inning to take a 9-8 win over Campbell in Friday's Spartan Classic opener.

Amber Schisler went 3-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI for Campbell. Taesha DuBoise posted a 3-for-4 outing, scoring twice and driving in a pair of runs.

Delaware's Leanna Gearhart went 3-for-4, scoring once and driving in one. Devon Steiner scored twice and drove in three during her 2-for-3 outing.

CU opened with a 5-0 lead in the contest, led by Schisler's back-to-back home runs in the first and third. DuBoise hit a two RBI double in the fourth to give CU its five-run lead. Delaware scored once in the bottom of the inning to trim the CU lead to four.

A two-run home run to center from Steiner closed the game to two, 5-3, in the bottom of the fifth. Emily Neal hit a 2-RBI triple to right center that tied the game at 5-5. A throwing error and a RBI double later in the inning put the Blue Hens ahead 7-5.

The Camels answered with three runs in the top of the sixth to take an 8-7 lead. Abby Perryman drew a bases loaded walk to open the scoring. Megan Mozingo drove in one with a single through the right side and Melissa Tullar added a sac fly to take the lead.

Steiner's second home run of the game came in the bottom of the sixth to even the score. Neal's RBI single added one to put the Blue Hens ahead 9-8.

Taylor Curran (1-0) went 2.2 innings, holding CU to three runs on three hits. Holly Brooks (3-4) took the loss in 1.1 innings of work, allowing six runs on six hits.

Game two: Campbell 4, UNCG 2

Campbell jumped out to a 4-0 lead and limited UNCG to three hits en route to a 4-2 victory in Friday's nightcap.

Four Camels posted multi-hit performances to lead Campbell in the 10-hit outing.

Schisler led off with a RBI single in first to open the scoring for CU. Tullar drew a bases loaded walk to double the lead and Katie Baker capped off the first with a RBI on a fielder's choice.

Campbell's final run came in the second on Caroline Smith's RBI single to score Madison Herring.

UNCG scored once in the second a sacrifice fly by Tory Wright. Its second run crossed the plate in the bottom of the fourth on a RBI groundout.

Katie Baker (6-5) picked up the win in a complete game effort, giving up just three hits, zero earned, and striking out seven. Kylie Bouplon (4-3) took the loss in seven innings, allowing 10 hits and four runs.

Campbell returns to action at noon vs. Delaware and 5 p.m. against UNCG Saturday afternoon.