Softball drops doubleheader at Anderson
ANDERSON - The Lander softball team dropped its first doubleheader of the season Wednesday night when the Bearcats lost to Anderson University, 8-3 and 7-2, in a non-conference matchup.
Anderson improves to 7-2, while Lander slips to 5-3 overall.
In the first game, Hayley Leissner (3-1) suffered her first loss of the season as she struck out five, walked three and allowed seven earned runs on seven hits in four innings pitched.
Anderson's Casey Deer was awarded the win after striking out six, walking two and allowing two earned runs on nine hits in the complete seven innings.
Anderson was led by Abby Child, who went 4-for-4 with one homer and two RBI, while Danielle Swygert was 1-for-3 with one run and three RBI.
Lander outhit the Trojans, 9-8.
In the second game, Leissner (3-2) took the loss as she struck out five, walked five and allowed five earned runs on eight hits in four innings pitched.
Anderson's Deer got the win after striking out five, walking two and allowing two earned runs on seven hits in the complete seven innings.
Anderson's Swygert went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI, while Laura Jansky (2-for-3, one run scored) and Charlotte Sieber (3-for-3, one run, three RBI) both doubled.