The Salem College softball team lost both games of a doubleheader to Guilford College today in non-conference play. Guilford won both games in 5-innings. They took game one 9-1 and game two 16-4. The Spirits drop to 5-17, while the Quakers improve to 14-12.
The Salem College softball team is excited to announce that Lauryn Smith has committed and deposited to attend Salem next fall. Smith played softball for Coach Andrew O’Neil at West Stokes High School in King, NC. The Salem softball team is currently in 3rd place in the Great South Athletic Conference regular season.
The Salem College softball team lost both games of a doubleheader at Emory & Henry in non-conference action. The Wasps won the 1st game 14-5 and the 2nd game in 5 innings 11-3. The Spirits are now 5-15 overall, while the Wasps improve to 8-8.
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.
Kierston Garner of Danbury, N.C. hit .643 (9-for-14) with one double, 2 home runs, 6 runs batted in, 4 runs scored, 4 walks and a slugging percentage of 1.067 for the weekend. Defensively she had 15 Assist, 3 Put Outs and 1 Error for a fielding percentage of .947.
The Salem College softball team lost two non-conference games against Randolph College. After falling behind 7-0 in the 1st game, the Spirits rallied back to fall just short (8-6). In the 2nd game, Randolph pulled out an 8-2 win. Kristi Morton (Trussville, AL) and Kierston Garner (Danbury, NC) continued their hot play with each having 4 hits on the day. Salem falls to 4-12 overall, and Randolph improves to 15-3.
After dropping game one 13-3 to Agnes Scott, the Salem College softball team stormed back to defeat the Scotties 13-6 in game two. Kierston Garner (Danbury, NC) went 4 for 4 in game 02 with 4 runs batted in to lead the Spirits. Salem improves to 4-10 overall and 1-3 in the Great South, while Agnes Scott drops to 5-5 overall and 1-1 in the GSAC.
The Salem College softball team lost a non-conference doubleheader today at LaGrange. The 1st game went into extra innings with the Panthers scoring in the bottom of the 8th for the 8-7 win. The Panthers won 12-4 in a 5-inning 2nd game. The Spirits are now 3-9 overall, while LaGrange improved to 4-0.
The Salem College softball team lost two games at Huntingdon in their Great South openers. Huntingdon won the first game 4-1 and the Hawks squeezed out a 4-3 win in the 2nd game of the doubleheader. Karson Chapman (Lewisville, NC) led the Spirits with 3 total hits for the day. Salem falls to 3-7 overall and 0-2 in the Great South, while Huntingdon improves to 2-6 and 2-0.
The Great South Athletic Conference announced the softball week one Player and Pitcher of the Week on Wednesday morning and Salem freshman Kierston Garner earned Player of the Week status while Ellie Groenendyk of Covenant claimed Pitcher of the Week honors through exclusive voting by the league sports information directors.