Pfeiffer Softball Extends Streak to 14 in Sweep of FDU-Florham
Misenheimer, N.C. (March 10, 2020) – The Pfeiffer University softball team kept their winning streak intact in downing visiting FDU-Florham by scores of 5-0 and 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon at Jack Ingram Field.
Game 1 - Pfeiffer 5, FDU-Florham 0
Game 2 – Pfeiffer 4, FDU-Florham 3
Pfeiffer – 14-1
FDU-Florham – 0-8
Location – Misenheimer, N.C. – Jack Ingram Field
How it Happened
Game 1 – Pfeiffer scored in each of the first three innings and held the visiting Devils to just four hits in taking the 5-0 shutout win.
Freshman Hailey Myers wasted no time as she ripped a single down the left field line and would later steal second. A groundout advanced Myers to third and following a walk from Kari Westerbeek, Reece Davis delivered an RBI after hitting into a fielder's choice. Caiti Mickles then tripled down the right field line, scoring Davis and putting the Falcons up 2-0.
Pfeiffer was then able to load the bases in the second inning and Westerbeek drew a bases loaded walk to extend the lead to 3-0. The lead then reached 4-0 after an RBI single from Paige Love in the third inning and then reached 5-0 in the sixth on another Davis RBI on a sacrifice fly.
Pfeiffer then retired the Devils in order in the seventh to take the 5-0 win.
Falcon pitcher Taylor Parrish earned the win in the circle, improving to 5-1 on the season. She scattered three hits on the afternoon in three innings of work and had one strikeout.
Game Two – Pfeiffer's Ashlynn Kennedy hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth to break a 3-3 tie, sending the Falcons to a 4-3 win.
One again Pfeiffer jumped ahead in the first inning. Westerbeek hit into a fielder's choice that scored Myers, who led the inning off with a walk.
A Devil error aided the Falcons in the second inning, allowing Addison York to score, making it 2-0. The lead then went to 3-0 when Myers singled in Paige Love to boost the Falcon lead to 3-0.
In the sixth, the Devils fought back to tie the game at 3-3. Morgan DeLorento had an RBI double, followed by a Dani Sames RBI single that made it 3-2.
The game was then tied at 3-3 when Hunter Ruppel scored on a wild pitch.
In the sixth, Sara Brown managed a leadoff double and following a Myers flyout, advanced to third on a wild pitch. Kennedy then provided her sacrifice fly, scoring Brown to provide the eventual 4-3 win.
Caiti Mickles earned the win for the Falcons in game two, pitching 6.2 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out five.
FDU-Florham pitcher Ciara Hoffman took the loss, allowing nine hits and four runs while issuing four walks.
The Falcons and Devils will get together again on Thursday afternoon, March 12 for another nonconference doubleheader. Start time is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.