The Spring Hill College softball team won a conference cross-divisional game 6-1 over the Truett-McConnell College Bears on Saturday morning at Murray Field. The second game of the doubleheader was declared a rain out after an hour rain delay and will not be rescheduled.
Freshman SHC starter Caroline Sagrera (16-1) once again shined in the win going six innings with just one hit allowed with four walks and eight strikeouts. Freshman Sarah Bolotte closed out the game by starting the 7th inning and giving up a walk, a double and a strikeout in her collegiate debut.
Sagrera surrendered a run in the 4th inning to stake the Bears to a 1-0 lead, but the Badger bats woke up for three hits and two runs in the bottom of the frame as junior second baseman Raleigh Downs lifted a sacrifice fly to deep left field and freshman shortstop Sam Leach beat out a run-scoring infield single.
Spring Hill erupted for four more runs in the 5th inning highlighted by sophomore catcher Jade Bourgeois' RBI double to the corner in left field and a 2-run single to center by Downs with two outs.
Bourgeois had two hits with an RBI for the Badgers while Sagrera helped her own cause with two hits and an RBI and senior third baseman Mariha Partman added two singles, a stolen base and a run scored.
The Bears (2-13, 0-5 SSAC East) were led by third baseman with two hits including a double and the lone Truett RBI. Megan Rogers (1-2) took the loss in four innings with five hits, three walks and two strikeouts.
Spring Hill (23-5, 3-2 SSAC West) will next host the 11th-ranked William Carey University Crusaders (20-5, 6-0 SSAC West) in a divisional doubleheader at Murray Field on Tuesday at 1 p.m.