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Softball Gets First Two GSAC Wins With Sweep

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The Lady Scots shone today almost as much as the sun did on their home field on Lookout Mountain. Covenant took on the Agnes Scott Scotties in a doubleheader and came up with both wins, 9-2 and 2-1.

Covenant gets its first two GSAC victories of the season as they move to 2-3 in conference and 7-6 overall. Agnes Scott falls to 6-5 overall and 0-2 in league play.

Chelsea Krafft pitched back-to-back complete-games, throwing 203 total pitches, in earning two wins. Courtney Wagoner went 3-for-6 with two runs batted in. Morgan Booker went 2-for-5 and also had one run scored. Beth Harris continued to hit the ball well as she went 3-for-7, which boosts her batting average to a robust .463, with three RBIs.

Game One

The Scotties came out swinging in the top of the first inning as Melanie Ennis was sent home on a bunt single from Aimee McKibbin. Meanwhile, Agnes Scott starting pitcher Ashley Berger shut down the Lady Scots offense for the first three innings.

Then Agnes Scott scored again in the top of the fourth inning as Avi Greene singled home Shivani Ghodadra to extend the Scotties' lead to 2-0.

Covenant retaliated in its half of the fourth inning. Morgan Booker and Chandler Shepherd were both walked and then advanced to second and third, respectively, on a wild pitch. Grace Hooper brought home Booker with an RBI ground out before Meagan Hess blooped a single to the outfield that scored Shepherd to tie the game at 2-2.

Later in the inning, Covenant took advantage of Agnes Scott errors. Jenni Jobe reached on a throwing error by the shortstop that allowed both Christine Core and Hess to score. Wagoner came up with the biggest hit of the inning as her single to right field plated Harris and Jobe to give Covenant a 6-2 lead.

In the bottom of the sixth, Covenant scored three more times as Morgan Booker doubled home a pair of runs that made it 9-2.

Krafft (3-4) was given the win pitching all seven innings, her seventh complete-game of the season. Krafft allowed two runs, one earned, on five hits while striking out seven on 111 pitches. Agnes Scott's Berger was hit with the loss.


Game Two

Covenant struck first in game two with a run in the first inning. Core singled and then stole second base before scoring on a Harris double to right field to make it 1-0 Covenant.
Agnes Scott had a hit in each of the first four innings, but Krafft worked around the hits each time. The Scotties finally pushed a run across in the fourth. Greene led off the frame with a bunt single and later scored on a Krafft wild pitch to tie the game at 1-1.

Covenant took the lead for good in the sixth inning. Grace Hooper walked to leadoff the inning and was pinch run for by Tatum Daniel. Harris knocked home Daniel with a two-out single to center field that made it 2-1.

Krafft (4-4) earned her second straight complete-game win. The right-hander allowed one run on five hits, while punching out five batters. Chelsea Kremer was saddled with the loss for the Scotties, but pitched effectively going six innings and giving up two earned runs. 

The Lady Scots return to action on Monday with a doubleheader against Rust College on Lookout Mountain. The games were originally scheduled for March 3, but were rained out. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.

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