Trojan Softball Sweeps ShawFebruary 10, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Anderson softball erupted for 28 hits and 19 runs en route to a doubleheader sweep of Shaw, 10-2 and 9-0 Friday afternoon at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex.
Anderson evened its season record at 2-2 with the wins, while Shaw slipped to 1-4.
Anderson 10, Shaw 2 (5 innings)
Freshman Rachel Rhodes was three-for-three with three RBI, while freshman second baseman Jessica Neidigh finished the game 2-for-3 and scored three runs. Sophomore center fielder Charlotte Sieber was also 2-for-3 and scored twice.
Freshman hurler Larissa Ostapiak (1-1) earned her first win in the Black & Gold by tossing five innings and surrendering seven hits while giving up two earned runs. She struck out five and issued one walk.
The Trojans sent seven batters to the plate in the first inning, jumping out to a quick 2-0 lead. Neidigh led off the game with a single down the right-field line and scored on Rhodes’ two-out two-RBI single down the left-field line. Sophomore Danielle Swygert, who had drawn a two-out walk, also scored on the hit.
The Lady Bears evened the score with a solo run in both the second and third frames, but Anderson put the game out of reach with five runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth, while shutting down the Shaw offense for the run-rule decision in five innings.
Anderson 9, Shaw 0, (6 innings)
Sophomore shortstop Abby Child was a perfect 4-for-4 in the nightcap, with a home run, a double and a pair of singles, while driving in two runs and crossing the plate twice. Neidigh also homered and added a triple to go along with a single, while posting two RBI and scored twice. Swygert finished with two singles and a walk and scored a run. Freshman Rebecca Martin drove in three runs – two on a sixth-inning home run.
Senior Amber Duncan earned the shutout by going six innings, while giving up just three hits. She also struck out 10 and walked three.
Child opened the scoring with her first home run of the season and the Trojans posted runs in every inning but the second to claim the sweep.
Anderson continues its season-opening 10-game road swing by visiting Chowan University for a Noon twinbill on Saturday.