USCB Softball Swaps DH Sweeps With Reinhardt, Trinity Baptist

After dropping a pair of 5-4 games to No. 14 Reinhardt on Friday, the USCB softball team swept a doubleheader from Trinity Baptist on Saturday, winning 9-0 and 9-1.

In the opener against Reinhardt, the Sand Sharks rallied from a 5-1 deficit and had the tying run in scoring position in the fifth and seventh innings before the Eagles were able to get out of trouble each time. Alexa Moore went 2-for-3, and Taylor Boykin and Natassja Hatcher each had an RBI for USCB.

USCB led 3-1 early in game 2 and was up 3-2 until the Eagles plated three runs in the sixth. Kylie Kelly was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Boykin and Kaitlyn O’Hearn each had RBIs.

The Sand Sharks bounced back in a big way against Trinity Baptist, scoring five runs in the first inning of game 1 en route to a five-inning mercy-rule win. Maria Molloseau struck out four and walked one in a one-hitter. Kelly was 2-for-2 with a triple, three RBIs, and two runs, and Caroline Heaton drove in two runs.

It was more of the same in the finale, as USCB led 5-0 after two innings and again ended the game after five innings via the eight-run rule. Rachel Frankhouser was 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs, Haley Hawkins was 2-for-2 and scored twice, and Kayla Boyle was 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Abby Pac allowed one run and three hits while striking out seven in a complete game.

The Sand Sharks (4-2) host Brewton-Parker for a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Monday.

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