USC Union Lady Bantams won both games against Montreat College on February 9th at their season opener at home.
The Cavs scored when Kelsey Nolasco tripled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. USC Union then answered when Emilee Price singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
USC Union pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Sarah Wrennall grounded out, scoring one run and Dani Bradley singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run. USC Union totaled eight hits in the game. Hannah Johnson and Audrey Pope each collected multiple hits for Union. Summer Clinton was the winning pitcher for Union. She lasted six and a third innings, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out one. Kyleigh Collins threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. Cailin Warner took the loss for the Cavs, lasting four innings, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out four and walking one.
The Lady Bantams claimed their second win of the day with a 14-5 victory. USC Union fired up the offense in the first inning, when Emilee Price tripled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs and pulled away for good with three runs in the second inning. In the second, Hannah Johnson singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run, Audrey Pope tripled on the first pitch at bat, scoring one run, and Summer Clinton grounded out, scoring one run. Union tallied six runs in the fifth inning. The offensive firepower for Union was led by DeAsia Fisher, Emille Price, and Tomeshiona Jackson, all driving in runs in the frame.
Johnson pitched Union to victory. She surrendered zero runs on three hits over three innings, striking out one and walking zero. Kiara Lee threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Clinton started the game for Union. She surrendered three runs on two hits over one inning, striking out two and walking zero.
Smith took the loss for the Montreat Cavs . She allowed 14 hits and 12 runs over four and a third innings.
Congratulations to USC Union’s Lady Bantams for a successful season opener!