ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Coastal Carolina's softball team closed out its three-game series at Winthrop with a 3-1 loss Sunday, April 20 at Terry Field.
The game was scoreless until Winthrop recorded two home runs in the bottom of the third. With one out, Lisa Kingsmore had a solo shot to center field, while Mallory Hogan's two-out shot went to right field and gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead.
The Eagles added to their lead in the fifth. Tessa Thomas started the inning with a single, advanced to second on a Kingsmore sacrifice bunt and then moved to third on a Stephanie Reid groundout. Thomas then scored on a Hogan RBI single to put Winthrop up 3-0.
Coastal got on the scoreboard in the top of the sixth. With one out, junior Brittany Birnbaum (Chino Hills, Calif./Ayala) singled through the left side and freshman Jessica Scott (Green Sea, S.C./Green Sea Floyds) came in to pinch run for Birnbaum. Junior Verity Long-Droppert (Claremont, Australia/Shenton (Western Australia)) walked and senior Allison Cantrell (McDonough, Ga./Eagle's Landing) loaded up the bases with a single to center field. Freshman Michelle Evans (Upland, Calif./Upland) hit a deep sacrifice fly to center field that allowed Scott to score from third.
Izzy Trottier picked up the win after throwing 5.1 innings and allowing one run off four hits, while Megan Evans pitched the final 1.2 innings for the save. Freshman Ashley Pedersen (Fayetteville, Ga./Whitewater) had the loss after allowing three runs off seven hits in six innings.
The Lady Chanticleers return to action with a doubleheader at North Carolina State Wednesday, April 23. Game One is scheduled to start at 4 p.m., from Dail Stadium.