Softball Picks Up Pair of Wins Against Charleston Southern
CHARLESTON, S.C. The Coastal Carolina University softball team defeated the Lady Bucs from Charleston Southern University winning both games of the doubleheader on Saturday, Mar. 24 with scores of 5-1 and 3-0.
In game one, the Chants got on the board when Erika Trujillo (Littleton, Colo./Dakota Ridge (Northern Colorado)) scored on a wild pitch with the bases loaded in the third inning. Allison Cantrell (McDonough, Ga./Eagles Landing) put CCU on top 2-0 with an RBI single to center field. Kristina Sheppard (Galveston, Texas/Ball) then singled to right field to score one and end the third inning with a 3-0 lead.
Junior Ashley Gerdts (Colorado Spring, Colo./Air Acacdemy) increased the CCU lead to 4-0 with her first homerun of the season over the left field fence.
Charleston Southern put a run on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth off an RBI double from Jennifer Brooks which brought the score to 4-1.
CCU rounded out the scoring in the fifth inning when Sheppard singled to the left side and scored Danyelle Gerdts (Colorado Springs, Colo./Air Academy) giving Coastal a 5-1 lead that held for the remainder of the game.
Sheppard finished the contest going 2-for-2 at the plate and brought her season RBI total to 22.
Throwing in all seven innings for CCU was Ashley Frederick (Lusby, Md./Patuxent). Frederick struck out four batters and allowed only four hits. She improved her record to 5-9 for the season.
Game two was scoreless for the first three innings until catcher Glynn Tolleson (Tomball, Texas/Tomball (Radford)) put CCU on the board in the fourth. Tolleson hit a two-RBI single to center field that scored Alicia Irwin (Salina, Kan./Salina South) and Alyssa Tornatore (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora). Tolleson had a big day going 3-for-4 at the plate and recorded three putouts.
Coastal sealed the win in the seventh when Danyelle Gerdts led off with a triple to left field. Ashley Gerdts then sent her sister Danyelle across home plate with a single up the middle that brought the score to 3-0 which was made final after the Chants held on in the bottom of the inning.
Danyelle Gerdts improved her record in the circle to 2-8. Gerdts struck out five batters and allowed only two hits in seven innings.
The Lady Chants improved their overall record to 10-22 and opened up conference play at 2-0. CSU fell to 11-28 on the season and 0-2 in the Big South.