On Saturday afternoon, the Bulldogs of Wingate University
came to Harrogate, Tennessee and bit the Lady Railsplitter softball team
when they swept a South Atlantic Conference double-header by winning 9-2 and
Saturday's losses continue to hold the Lady Railsplitters in the cellar of
the South Atlantic Conference race at 1-7 in league play and 14-16 overall,
as Wingate currently sits in the driver's seat in the no. 1 position.
Brittany Stuive got the loss in Saturday's first game, dropping her to 7-4
on the season. Stuive pitched the full seven innings, while allowing 17
hits, nine runs and eight earned runs with no walks and one strikeout.
Wingate's Brittany Blankenship got the win in the afternoon's opening game.
Blankenship also went the distance scattering seven LMU hits over seven
innings, while allowing two runs and two earned runs with three walks and
LMU wasn't as lucky in the final game of the double-header. The Lady
Railsplitters were run-ruled in just five innings of work when the Bulldogs
knocked off the LMU women 10-2.
Lady Railsplitter freshman Kris Landenburg took the loss to fall to 0-5 this
season. Landenburg pitched seven innings of work and allowed 12 hits, 10
runs and six earned runs with one walk and no strikeouts.
Wingate's Cristin Kelly improved to 2-1 on the year by pitching the first
3.1 innings of the game. Kelly allowed only two LMU hits and no damage with
five walks and one strikeout to help the Bulldogs improve to 23-10-1 overall
and 8-2 in South Atlantic Conference play.
On Sunday afternoon, the Lady Railsplitters will travel to Wise, Virgina to
take on the University of Virgina-Wise. The double-header was originally
scheduled for Monday, but both schools agreed to move the game up to Sunday
with the possibility of bad weather forecast for the tri-state area.