(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – The Thomas More College softball team hosted Grove City College for a PAC double header today, April 21. The Saints swept the wolverines, winning the first game in five innings, 8-0, and the second game with a late comeback to win 4-1. With the wins, the Saints are now 22-12 overall and 14-0 in the PAC.
The Saints scored in all five innings in the first game. Sammy Sagers singled down the right field line, advancing Andrea Gahan to third and scoring Dallis Knotts in the first inning to give the Saints their first run. In the second inning, Laura Finke singled up the middle, advancing Amanda Lloyd to second and scoring Morgan Wells. Knotts singled up the right field line, advancing Finke to third and scoring Lloyd. Gahan hit a solo home run in the third inning to make the lead 4-0. In the fourth inning, Knotts singled to center field, scoring Lloyd. In the fifth inning, Wells doubled down the right field line, advancing Kenzi Dickerson to third and scoring Mary Beth Odom. Lloyd singled up the middle, advancing to second on the throw, which scored Teresa Urban and Dickerson to give the Saints the 8-0 victory.
In game two, the Wolverines struck first with a solo home run in the fifth inning. The Saints had a two out rally in the sixth inning, scoring all four runs. Knotts tripled to right field, scoring Finke and Sydney Turner, giving the Saints a 2-1 lead. Alix DeDreu kept the rally going by singling up the middle, scoring Knotts. Gahan doubled to left field scoring DeDreu, sending the Saints to a 4-1 victory.
In the first game, Knotts went 3-3, scoring one run and recording two RBI's. Lloyd went 2-2, scoring two runs and recording two RBI's. Wells and Lloyd both recorded doubles in game one for the Saints. DeDreu was on the mound in game one, facing 16 batters giving up one hit and recording eight strikeouts for the shutout win.
In game two, Finke went 2-4, scoring one run. DeDreu went w-4, scoring one run and recording one RBI. Knotts went 1-3; hitting a triple to record two RBI's and scored one run. Gahan went 3-4, recording one RBI. Hannah Sprague started on the mound for the Saints, facing 18 batters, giving up four hits for only one run while recording two strikeouts. DeDreu came in in the fifth inning, facing nine batters, giving up no runs on one hit and recording four strikeouts.
The Saints will host Anderson University tomorrow, Sunday April 22, to play their make-up game that was postponed earlier in the season. The first pitch will be thrown at 1:00 pm.