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Freshman Mary Beth Glass of Hoover, Ala.
Freshman Mary Beth Glass of Hoover, Ala.
Softball - Sat, Apr. 12, 2014

The 10th-ranked Spring Hill College softball team shared a pair of conference shutouts with the Brenau University Golden Tigers in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Murray Field by winning the first game 4-0, but falling 1-0 in the second game.

In the first game, Badger starter Caroline Sagrera (23-5) pitched a one-hitter against the 20th-ranked Golden Tigers (25-9, 10-8 SSAC) and allowed just three walks with seven strikeouts.

The Badgers took an early 1-0 lead when shortstop Shea Blanchard brought left fielder Jenna Charnock in from 3rd base with a one-out infield single in the 1st inning. Designated played Mary Beth Glass made it a 2-0 Badger advantage in the 4th inning with an RBI-single to centerfield that scored pinch runner Lena Land from 2nd base.

SHC closed the door in the 6th frame when Elise deBruler's single to right got past the outfielder allowing catcher Sam Leach to score all the way from 1st base. Taylor Lahasky then brought deBruler home with a single to left following a walk by Glass.

Jenny Willis (7-6) took the loss for Brenau giving up eight hits and three walks with a strikeout.

In the nightcap, Jenny Shepherd (15-2) out-dueled Sagrera with aid from a two-out seeing-eye infield single between the circle and the bag at 2nd base by Tiger centerfielder Victoria Fontana that plated catcher Katie Bolin with the game's only score in the 5th inning.

Sagrera surrendered just three hits with four walks and five strikeouts in the second game while Shepherd allowed four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Shepherd stranded Badgers in scoring position in four of her seven innings pitched.

The Badger offense saw Blanchard, Glass, and Lahasky each tally two hits with and RBI on the day while Charnock added two safeties and three stolen bases.

Spring Hill (27-8, 12-4 SSAC West) next travels to Hattiesburg, Miss., on Tuesday for a conference doubleheader with the 6th-ranked William Carey University Lady Crusaders (31-3, 14-2 SSAC West) beginning at 4 p.m.