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Covenant Earns Two More Conference Wins

MACON, Ga. -- Covenant traveled on Saturday afternoon to play Wesleyan College in a GSAC softball doubleheader. The Lady Scots came prepared and dominated the first game 14-0. The second game was much closer, but Covenant still came up with a win, 9-7.

With these two conference wins Covenant improves to 13-6 overall and 6-3 in the GSAC. Wesleyan falls to 3-8 overall and 2-2 in conference play.

Chelsea Krafft (8-4) picked up both pitching wins for Covenant. Krafft went three no-hit innings with six strikeouts in game one and then came on in relief in game two to strikeout 11 batters over five innings.

Game One

Covenant scored runs in each of the first four innings to pull away from the Pioneers. In the first inning, Morgan Booker tripled home Courtney Wagoner and Beth Harris, while Harris and Chandler Shepherd each had RBIs in the inning.

The Lady Scots added five more runs in the second. Lauren Johns, Booker, and Shepherd all had RBIs as Covenant took advantage of three Wesleyan errors. Covenant scored three more times in the third and twice in the fourth inning.

With 14 runs, several of the Lady Scots had great games. Jobe, Harris, and Johns all went 2-for-3 to lead Covenant's offense. Booker was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. All but two players scored at least one run.

Krafft (7-4) was given the win as she faced just one batter over the minimum over three innings. Harris threw two scoreless frames and allowed three hits. Wesleyan's Kayla Lumley (1-4) was given the loss, giving up seven earned runs over five innings.

Game Two

Covenant again took an early lead as Wagoner's first inning single brought home Jobe to give the Lady Scots a 1-0 lead. Wesleyan countered with a run in the bottom of the first as Colleen DeGraff doubled to bring home Lumley and tie the game at 1-1.

The Pioneers then scored four times in the second inning thanks to Lumley and DeGraff. Lumley singled home a pair of runs with two outs and DeGraff followed two batters later with a triple that scored two more and give Wesleyan a 5-1 lead.

Covenant responded with two runs in the third and fourth innings before scoring four times in the fifth. Wagoner and Johns each had RBI singles in the third, while Meagan Hess and Jobe singled home a run each in the fourth. Hess and Jobe also drove in single runs in the four-run fifth inning to give Covenant a 9-5 lead.

Jobe led the offense during the second game going 4-for-5 and earning two RBIs. Hess also had two RBIs and went 3-for-5 in the second game. Wagoner went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Krafft was 1-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored and a walk.

Harris started the game and went just two innings before Krafft (8-4) came on to get the win. Krafft allowed two runs on three hits while punching out 11 batters. Wesleyan's Morgan Cramer (2-4) was saddled with the loss.

Covenant returns to the field on Tuesday with a doubleheader at Berry College. Game one is set to start at 2 p.m.

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