Softball Takes Game One, Drops Game Two At Mary Washington

kaitlyn tirona runs the bases

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - The Bridgewater College softball team split their doubleheader with Mary Washington, taking the first game 4-0 and dropping the second 8-5.

Game One: Bridgewater 4, Mary Washington 0

After a quick first inning, Bridgewater put two runs on the board in the second. Kaitlyn Tirona led off with a double to left field. After Carolyn Campbell reached first on an error by the shortstop and the pitcher walked Sydney Layman, the bases were left loaded for Morgan Landes. Landes picked up the RBI on a sacrifice fly to bring in Tirona for the first run of the game. A Lindsey Talley single sent Campbell home for the 2-0 lead.

Stephanie Carroll added a single in the third and advanced to second during Sarah Wimer's at bat. She sprinted home on a Katrina Martin single to push the advantage to 3-0. Campbell added a RBI single to left field for the 4-0 lead which would hold for the remainder of the game. 

Tirona led the Eagles with three hits followed by Carroll with two. Talley, Martin, Campbell and Landes all contributed one RBI.

In addition to a solid day at bat, Campbell pitched all seven innings allowing only five hits.

Game Two: Bridgewater 5, Mary Washington 8

Bridgewater once again got on the board first with two quick runs in the first inning. Torie Shifflet scored on a Wimer sacrifice bunt and Carroll was sent home on a Martin RBI ground out for a 2-0 lead.

Mary Washington's bats came alive in the bottom of the first as they scored seven runs in the inning.

Bridgewater answered in third thanks to a Brooke Louden RBI to send Wimer home. Mary Washington also added a run in the bottom of third to keep a 8-3 lead.

Katrina Martin hit a 2 RBI single to left field in the fifth to add two more runs to Bridgewater's total. It would not be enough though to complete the comeback as Mary Washington held on for a 8-5 win.

Carlita Tibbs and Wimer each had two hits for the Eagles with Martin contributing three RBIs.

Bridgewater, now 10-4, has a quick turnaround as they face the Southern Virginia Knights tomorrow, March 15, at home. Game times are set for 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.