(CRTESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The Thomas More College softball team went 2-0 today against PAC rival, Saint Vincent. The Saints beat the Bearcats 9-7 in the first game and 6-2 in the second game. With the win, the Saints improve to 16-12 overall and 8-0 in the PAC. With the losses, the Bearcats fall to 14-6 overall and 5-3 in the PAC.
In the first game, the Saints came out strong, scoring two in the first inning. Andrea Gahan homered, scoring Laura Finke, giving the Saints a 2-0 lead. The Saints did not score again until the third inning. Dallis Knotts doubled to right field, scoring Finke. Saint Vincent got on the board in the fourth inning scoring one run, but the Saints had an answer scoring two in the bottom of the inning. Morgan Wells singled to right field, scoring Mary Beth Odom and Sammy Sagers. The Bearcats countered and scored two more in the fifth inning, making the score 4-3. Thomas More answered again, scoring two more in the bottom of the inning. Odom doubled to left field, scoring Gahan and Alix DeDreu. Thomas More kept the scoring streak alive in the sixth, scoring two more. DeDreu doubled to left field, advancing Finke and scoring Sydney Turner. Gahan doubled to center field, advancing DeDreu and scoring Finke. The Bearcats tried to make a comeback, scoring four in the seventh inning, but the Saints pulled out the 9-7 win.
In the second game, both teams went scoreless until the Saints came alive in the fifth inning, scoring six runs. Amanda Lloyd homered to centerfield, scoring Odom. DeDreu homered to center field scoring Knotts and Turner. Gahan hit a back-to-back home run for the Saints, taking the 6-0 lead. Saint Vincent scored one in the sixth and seventh inning, but was not enough to overcome the Saints' lead.
In the first game, Finke went 2-3, scoring three runs. Gahan went 4-4 scoring two runs and recording three RBI's. Sagers and Odom both went 1-3, scoring one run each and both recording a stolen base. DeDreu was on the mound for the Saints, facing 37 batters for seven runs off 11 hits.
In the second game, DeDreu went 2-3, hitting a home run and recording three RBI's. Bree Appel went 2-3, and Turner went 2-3, scoring one run. Hannah Sprague was on the mound for the Saints in game two, facing 28 batters, for two runs off five hits.
The Saints compete next on April 13, as they travel to Waynesburg to take on the Yellow Jackets in another PAC double header. First pitch is at 3:30 pm.