Softball splits with Covenant behind shutout by Watkins
March 16, 2013
Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Covenant College today in Great South conference play. The Spirits lost the 1st game 9-2, before Allie Watkins (Locust, NC) pitched a 7-inning shutout in a 6-0 win by Salem. The Spirits improve to 5-13 overall and 2-4 in the GSAC, while the Scots drop to 2-14 and 1-1.
Watkins pitched both games of the doubleheader. In game 2, she only allowed 4 Covenant hits in the complete game. Watkins threw 6 strikeouts in game one, and 5 strikeouts in game 2.
Watkins also led the team with 5 hits on the day. Kayla Kennedy (Goldsboro, NC) led the Spirits in game two by going 3 for 4 with 2 runs and 2 runs batted in. Karson Chapman (Lewisville, NC) led the Spirits by scoring 3 runs today. Kierston Garner (Danbury, NC) and Kristi Morton (Trussville, AL) each had 2 runs batted in.
Salem returns to action on March 20th when they head to Virginia to take on Emory & Henry in non-conference action.