Atlanta, GA - The Mary Baldwin University softball team went 3-1 on the road this weekend against USA South West Division competition.
On Saturday, the Fighting Squirrels battled Wesleyan College in Macon, GA. After losing 3-4 in the first game, Mary Baldwin came back in the second half of the double header to easily defeat the home team 7-0.
The Fighting Squirrels jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first inning. With the bases loaded, Senior Morgan Tully hit a double down the left field line to drive home all three runners on base. Pitcher Courntey Gordon then hit a sacrifice bunt to bring Tully in. Kristen Anderson drove home Alli Bascunan to give Mary Baldwin their final run of the inning.
Mary Baldwin added two runs to the lead in the second inning.
Sam Bird and Kristen Anderson led Mary Baldwin with two hits each in the game.
Freshman Courtney Gordon stayed on the mound for all seven innings and got her first win of the season.
This afternoon, Mary Baldwin took two wins from Agnes Scott College.
The Fighting Squirrels easily defeated Agnes Scott in the first game 10-0.
Alli Bascunan led Mary Baldwin with 2 runs, 3 hits and 3 RBI's. Sam Bird added 2 runs, 2 hits, and 2 RBI's. Montana Welcher added 1 hit and 2 RBI's and Chrissy Cromer 1 run, 2 hits, and 1 RBI. Pitcher Heather Mayes improved her record to 2-6.
In the final game, Agnes Scott struck first scoring 2 runs in the 3rd inning. Mary Baldwin tied the game in the 6th inning off of singles by Sam Bird and Morgan Tully.
With the game tied going into the 7th inning, Jordan Miller doubled to left center field driving Heather Mayes home to give Mary Baldwin the lead. Chrissy Cromer then doubled to left field driving home Miller and Kristen Anderson.
The Fighting Squirrels then held the home team scoreless in the bottom of the inning to take the 5-2 win.
Pitcher Courntey Gordon improved her record to 2-4 while Heather Mayes is credited with the save.
After the game, Head Coach Christy Shelton said, "Overall, we had a really good weekend. It was a total team effort and the pitchers were in control of the mound. We had some great at bats. Defensively, we made the routine plays that we needed to and we limited our errors. The second game against Agnes Scott was a game we came from behind and won. What we learned from that game will help us more down the road. We want to keep getting better as we continue to play."
Mary Baldwin University, 4-10, (0-6 USAS), will have a busy week playing at Southern Virginia on Tuesday then hosting Methodist University, Covenant College and Piedmont College later in the week.