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PC SOFTBALL WINS DOUBLEHEADER, STARTS CONFERENCE PLAY SATURDAY
Blaire Miller and Kersten Legacki each went four-of-five, with a combined nine RBI, four doubles and a home run, from Miller, to lead the Presbyterian College softball team to the 9-1 (5 inn.) and 8-2 wins over North Carolina Central in action Wednesday at the PC softball Complex in Clinton, S.C.
PC improved to 14-10, while NC Central dropped to 1-22. The Blue Hose open Big South play Saturday, Mar. 19, with a home 1 p.m., doubleheader against Coastal Carolina.
NC Central scored a run in the top of the first, with PC responding with one in the bottom and two more in the second to build a 3-1 lead. The Blue Hose exploded for six in the bottom of the fifth the make it 9-1 in the inning-shortened win.
Game two saw PC open up a 3-0 lead in the second before the Eagles spotted two in the top of the third. After a run in the bottom made it 4-2 headed to the fifth, PC used a four-run sixth to take the eventual 8-2 win.
Miller batted .800, hitting her second home run of the season with a two-run shot in the second inning of the first game to give the Blue Hose a 2-1 lead. She added a double in the fourth, with her two-RBI single in the fifth giving PC the eight-run 9-1 lead, thereby ending the game.
Miller also added another double in the second inning of game two to help the home team to a 3-0 lead. She added her seventh RBI in the bottom of the sixth getting hit by a pitch with bases loaded.
Legacki recorded a double and single in game two, scoring a run in the first inning and adding a RBI in the third to make it 4-2 PC. In game one she drew a bases loaded walk for her first RBI of the day, and crossed the plate herself in the fifth off a NC Central error. It was part of a six run fifth with Kylie Young brining in a run and Hope Rogers sending one home off a RBI single. The Eagles recorded three errors that inning, resulting in four unearned runs.
Katie Brown picked up the win for PC in game one (7-4), going 5.0 innings and giving up just five hits, one run, while striking out two. Sydney Seigler went 7.0 innings (5-5), surrendering one earned run off five hits, with a career-high tying nine strikeouts.
Megan Anderson recorded three hits on the day, including a double in game one.Jenna Harris, Rogers, and Madison Longanecker each posted two hits, with Harris and Rogers finishing with two RBI. Rogers had a sacrifice fly in game two as part of a four-run sixth inning, while Harris added a RBI single in that frame as well.
Leading NC Central was Casey Hargett, who went three-for-five with two doubles and triple and two RBI. She was followed by Danyelle Noland and Dominique Wilson, each of whom recorded two hits apiece.
Jennifer Allison took the loss of the Eagles in game one (0-9), going 4.1 innings and giving up five earned runs off 13 hits. London Booker went to 1-9 after giving up eight runs off nine hits in 5.0 innings in game two.
PC collected 13 hits and had no errors in game one, with NC Central finishing with five hits and three errors. In game two, NC Central posted five hits and had one error, while the Blue Hose recorded nine hits and one error.