Trojan Softball takes Two from Chowan

MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The Anderson softball team swept a doubleheader from Chowan, 6-5, and 15-2, Saturday afternoon at the Chowan Softball Complex. 

Anderson improved to 4-2 on the season with the sweep, while the Hawks fell to 2-6 on the season.

The Trojans took an early lead by scoring five runs in their first two at-bats, only to see Chowan rally in its next three at-bats. Chowan trimmed the Anderson lead to 5-3 with a third-inning home run and picked up a run in the fourth. The Hawks tied the game in the fifth inning on an infield single, but Anderson got the winning run in the sixth inning to hold on for the win.

The Trojans banged out 13 hits, with sophomore Danielle Swygert going 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBI. Freshman Rachel Rhodes added a pair of hits and an RBI, while senior Amber Duncan was 3-for-3 and recorded an RBI.

Freshman Larissa Ostapiak struck out six and earned her second win in as many days by scattering eight hits.

Anderson pounded out 15 hits and held the Hawks to four hits in the 15-2 nightcap, as freshman Jessica Neidigh went 5-for-5 and posted three RBI. Duncan was also perfect, finishing with three hits in three at-bats and an RBI. Freshman Bri Cason added a pair of hits, including a home run and recorded five RBI.    

Duncan also earned her second win of the season, while striking out five and surrendering just four hits.

The Trojans travel to Meredith College for a doubleheader versus the Avenging Angels on Sunday. First-pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Meredith Softball Complex.

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