Coker softball splits doubleheader against Newberry

The Coker University softball team split its South Atlantic Conference doubleheader against Newbery April 7, winning game one 8-5 and dropping game two 3-2. Game 1: Newberry started out with a 1-0 lead on an RBI single to the right side from Haley Simonds. Kelsi Scott singled in the infield to lead the bottom half of the inning off, before advancing to second and later scoring on an RBI single from Kayla Oswell to tie the game. In the bottom of the second inning, Madison King slammed a triple to right center to third to score Ava Jay and Bailey Douglas to give the Cobras their first lead of the game (3-1). King would later score on Scott’s second single of the game. Mikayla Cuthbertson reached first on a fielding error by center field and advanced to third, with Scott scoring on the play. Chloe Pelham’s sacrifice fly would later score Cuthbertson to make it 6-1. Cuthbertson would later knock a two-out single that scored King and Jessica McWhorter to make it an 8-1 game. Newberry notched two runs in the fourth to cut the score 8-4. The Wolves notched one run in the top of the seventh inning before the Cobras recorded the final outs to finish off game one. Scott led Coker with three hits. Cuthbertson and King both finished with two RBI each. Scott and King each scored twice, while four others each scored once. Isabelle Mullen (2-0) tallied three strikeouts in the victory. Hannah Fisher finished the day with two strikeouts to earn the save. Game 2: Newberry led the game 3-0 through four innings. In the bottom of the sixth, King got Coker back in the game on a two-RBI single that scored Pelham and Hannah Davis. Neither team would score for the remainder of the game, as the game stayed at 3-2 through the final out. King led Coker with two hits and two RBI, while Jordyn Goodman (6-2) notched one strikeout.

Author: Rachel Howell

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