OWENSBORO, Ky. - Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College softball grabbed its first sweep of the season today against NAIA opponent Brescia University. The Pomeroys defeated the Bearcats 2-0 and 7-1 in this afternoons doubleheader. Taylor Andrew and Katelynn Kennedy both earned victories in the circle while SMWC's offense exploded hitting the ball as they tallied 18 hits in two games. With just one night's rest, The Woods will be back in action against NCAA Division II opponent Oakland City University tomorrow.
Game #11 | vs. Brescia University
Taylor Andrew pitched a shutout to lead The Pomeroys past Brescia University 2-0. Both sides had very strong pitching while Andrew struck out three. The Pomeroys offense fired up in the first inning when Cory Taylor doubled which scored Kennedy. Andrew had a no-hitter entering the bottom of the seventh inning whenever Haylee Frizzell drove a hit up the inning. However, Taylor finished pitching an impressive one-hitter. The defense was errorless and have shown a ton of improvement since Day One in Florida. Hollie Jones showed her blazing speed as she scored on her first collegiate inside the park home run! Overall, SMWC tallied nine hits on the day. Kennedy, Kelsey Young, and Taylor each finished with multiple hits.
Game #12 | vs. Brescia University
SMWC jumped out to a quick four-run lead in Game Two of the doubleheader. The Pomeroys defeated the Bearcats 7-1 earning their first sweep of the season. Camryn Scott, Young, and Hailey Miller all notched RBI's in the win. Miller added a triple. Katelynn Kennedy was in the circle and picked up the second win of her career. She surrendered one run on tow hits over seven innings. Added to this was an impressive nine strikeouts! The Pomeroys tallied nine hits as a team while Scott went 3-for-5.
Quote | #4 Hollie Jones
What it felt like to hit her first career inside the park home run...
"When I slapped the ball, it went to center field and I thought I was going to line out. When I saw it go over her head I felt like it was my opportunity to get as many bases as possible. Rounding third and Mike telling me to go home brought excitement but also nervousness. Obviously, if the coach says to go then he believes I can make it. Ultimately, I trust him and his decision. Running home I felt like it was going to be a close play. I was thinking, how is the ball not already in. Being able to say I got an in the park home-run feels great but being able to help put more runs on the board overall benefits the team! We can always use insurance runs."
Quote | Head Coach Mike Andrew
"Both were pitchers today not just throwers. They each mixed up pitches very well and the defense played well behind them."
What his message was to the team after the game...
"They need to play this way all of the time, they played with enthusiasm and energy."
Whether or not he knew Hollie Jones was going to score on her inside the park home run...
"Oh yeah, it was a done deal."
Who's On Deck?
The Pomeroys will be back on the diamond tomorrow against Oakland City University. The first pitch is scheduled to be thrown out at 4:30 p.m. OCU holds a 1-10 record on the year with its only victory coming against Midway University (8-7).
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