MT VERNON, Ga. – After the offense led the way in game one, pitching and defense dominated game two as the Warriors split a double dip with Brewton-Parker on Saturday.
The Warriors took game one 10-8 before dropping game two 4-1. The Warriors are now 11-12 on the season, 5-7 in the SSAC whereas the Barons are 18-14 and 5-5 in the SSAC. The Warriors return home to host Emmanuel on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The Warriors scored all 10 runs in the first three innings and held off a late charge as BPC rallied for three runs in the seventh. SWU collected nine hits as Ashleigh Wilbur, Savannah Carpenter and Allison Parker each had two hits. Wilbur drove in three as Parker and Katie Jacoby knocked in two each.
SWU scored four in the first as Wilbur was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the first run. Jacoby followed with an infield single to score a run and Parker knocked in two with a double. The Warriors added three in the second and three more in the third.
Parker also picked up the win in relief of Jenn Jacoby. Parker pitched three innings allowing three hits and one run. The win evens Parker’s record at 1-1. Allison Barbee came in to get the final two outs to pick up her second save.
Brewton-Parker used a four-run first inning to take game two, 4-1. The Barons picked up three of their five hits in that inning off of Jenn Jacoby. A pair of doubles from Heather Sutliff and Summer Whitmire knocked in three of the four runs for the Barons.
The Warriors scored their lone run in the fourth as Savannah Carpenter led off with a double and later scored on an error as M.C. Garrett batted. SWU managed just three hits in the contest off of Myia Ashmore. Ashmore improves to 5-5 with the complete game win. Jacoby was the hard luck loser and falls to 6-5.