The 24th-ranked Spring Hill College softball team swept both halves of a conference road doubleheader from the 22nd-ranked University of Mobile Lady Rams on Saturday afternoon by the scores of 6-0 and 1-0 behind the pitching of freshman starter Caroline Sagrera.
Sagrera (20-3) tied her season-high with 15 strikeouts in Game One and then added 12 more Ks in the second game to earn the back-to-back shutouts. She allowed no hits through the first five innings of the opener and gave up just two hits, a walk and five total base runners. In Game Two, she surrendered five hits to the Lady Rams with no walks.
Badger senior 3rd baseman Mariha Partman lifted a solo home run off the first pitch of the 3rd inning to put SHC up 1-0 and left fielder Katelyn Hinson added a run in the 6th with a run-scoring double to left center. Spring Hill salted the game away with a four-run 7th frame that was highlighted by 1st baseman Elise deBruler's 2-run double to left field.
Alli Hall (10-8) took the loss for the Lady Rams (20-16, 5-10 SSAC West) in a complete-game effort with 12 hits, a walk and six strikeouts.
In the nightcap, the teams dueled to a scoreless tie heading into the 8th inning when Partman drove a triple to the right field corner with one out and then scored the winning run off a single to deep left field by Badger catcher Jade Bourgeois that was just out of the reach of a diving left fielder.
Kameron Strickland (10-8) was saddled with the complete-game loss for Mobile with 10 hits, three walks and four strikeouts.
On offense, Partman enjoyed a 5-for-9 day while Hinson had four hits with two RBI. Bourgeois and right fielder Shea Blanchard collected three hits each and deBruler and 2nd baseman Raleigh Downs had two safeties apiece.
Mobile's Brittany Dunson at 3rd base ripped out three hits and catcher Emily Vickrey had two hits for the Lady Rams on the day.
Spring Hill (28-8, 8-5 SSAC West) will continue its current eight-game road swing with a visit to Hattiesburg, Miss., on Tuesday to face the 10th-ranked William Carey University Lady Crusaders (26-9, 12-4 SSAC West) in a divisional doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m.