STAUNTON, VA – The Mary Baldwin softball team dropped both games in a conference doubleheader against Salem College, losing the first game 7-4 and the second game 7-0 on Saturday afternoon.
The Fighting Squirrels move to 5-23 overall, while the Spirits improve to 17-10 on the season.
In Game 1, in the top of the first inning, the Spirits scored three runs off of four hits. Mary Baldwin answered in the bottom of the first with three runs scored. Lindsay Simmons led off the inning with a solo homer to center field. Claudia Dingman followed up with a double, then a single from Madison Cash put runners on first and third. Alexis Clark hit a two-run single to tie the game 3-3.
Salem scored one run in the second, two in the third, and one run in the seventh, to go up 7-4. Salem was led by Addison York who went 2-4 with four RBI and one run and Miranda Barker who went 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI.
Mary Baldwin was led by Simmons who went 2-4 with two runs scored and one RBI and Alexis Clark who went 1-3 with two RBI.
In Game 2, the Fighting Squirrels were held to four hits in the shutout. Salem was led by Hannah Escala who went 3-3 with two RBI and pitcher Miranda Barker who had a complete-game shutout with 14 strikeouts and only allowed four hits.
Mary Baldwin will return to action tomorrow, April 7, when it faces Bridgewater at home for a non-conference doubleheader set to begin at 1 pm.