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Yellow Jackets Take Two From Eagles

Yellow Jackets Take Two From Eagles

BRIDGEWATER, Va. – Bridgewater College was swept in a Wednesday afternoon ODAC doubleheader by #18 Randolph-Macon.

Game one of the doubleheader started with Randolph-Macon up 5-2 in the top of the sixth as play was resumed from the originally scheduled doubleheader on April 20. The Yellow Jackets won game one 8-2 and game two by a score of 7-0.

Victoria Gontarz was a combined 4-5 at the plate with three singles and a double. Lindsey Talley saw her hit streak end at eight games as she couldn't manage a hit in game two.

Randolph-Macon entered today's contest winners of their last eight games but Bridgewater lead 2-1 after three innings of play. Talley knotted the score at one with an RBI infield single in the third. Later in the inning Talley gave the Eagles the lead scoring on a wild pitch.

Those were the only runs the Eagles could muster up against one of the ODAC's top pitchers in Candace Whittemore.

Wittemore entered today's contest leading the ODAC in complete games and ranked second in wins with17. She added to each of those totals at the conclusion of game one as she silenced the Bridgewater bats after the third inning.

The Yellow Jackets added three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh to extend their lead to the final margin of victory.

Game two of the doubleheader saw Bridgewater leave four runners on base through three innings of play. Bridgewater's best chance to score came in the bottom of the third as Gontarz and Mikalia Guard both reached base on walks but ended the inning stranded on third and second.

The Eagles struggled controlling the Yellow Jackets on the base paths as they were able to swipe 10 bases in the contest. Every runner for Randolph-Macon who stole a base in the fifth and sixth inning came around to score as Randolph-Macon extended their lead to 7-0.

With the conclusion of today's contests, Bridgewater completed their 2017 season and finished the year with a record of 10-28 and 3-17 in ODAC play.