Hot Start Leads Falcon Softball to Doubleheader Sweep of FDU-Florham

Hot Start Leads Falcon Softball to  Doubleheader Sweep of FDU-Florham

Pfeiffer Softball Stays Hot With Doubleheader Sweep of FDU-Florham

Misenheimer, N.C. (March 12, 2020) The Pfeiffer University softball team stayed hot and ran their winning streak to 16 games with a doubleheader sweep of FDU-Florham on Thursday afternoon at Jack Ingram Field.

The Basics

Game 1 - Pfeiffer 12, FDU-Florham 1 (5 Innings)
Game 2 – Pfeiffer 8, FDU-Florham 0 (5 Innings)

Records
Pfeiffer – 16-1
FDU-Florham – 0-10
Location – Misenheimer, N.C. – Jack Ingram Field

How it Happened
Game 1 – Pfeiffer wasted little time, scoring four runs in the first inning thanks to RBI singles by Kari Westerbeek, Reece Davis and an two-RBI groundout by Paige Love.

The Falcons added five more in the second inning thanks to an sacrifice fly from Ashlyn Kennedy, another RBI single from Westerbeek and a three-run home run from Caiti Mickles, making it 9-0 Falcons after two complete.

Pfeiffer added two more runs in the third and one in the fourth to take the 12-0 lead.  The Devils did score in the fifth to provide the 12-1 final in five innings.

Taylor Parrish earned the win in the circle, improving to 5-1 on the season. She threw three inning and allowed three hits while striking out five batters.  Kyndle Wallace struck out two in an inning's worth while Emerson Puzey closed the game allowing just a hit and run.

Game Two – The Falcons erupted for six runs in the third inning and then used a Hailey Myers two-RBI single in the bottom of the fifth to walkoff with an 8-0 win.

In the big third inning, Pfeiffer sent 11 batters to the plate.  Kennedy added another RBI to her season total with a single that scored Warren. Kari Westerbeek then belted another RBI single to push the lead to 2-0.  A passed ball allowed Kennedy to score and then an RBI double from Paige Love pushed the lead to 4-0.  Another passed ball allowed Caiti Mickles to score and then a sacrifice fly to left field scored Love from third base.

The Devils went down in order in the fourth and in the fifth, Pfeiffer quickly got a leadoff walk by Love and a single from Sara Brown put runners on first and second and after a groundout sent the runners to second and third, Kendall Warren drew a walk that loaded the bases.  Myers then doubled to left center to end the game, sending the Falcons to their 16th straight win.

Mickles earned the pitching win in game two, throwing five innings while allowing just three hits and striking out a pair.