Lander softball defeats North Greenville, 7-1 and 6-1
TIGERVILLE - The Lander softball team used a Kelsey Davis grand slam in the first game and a two-run homer by Chasity Davis in the second game to sweep North Greenville University, 7-1 and 6-1, in a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday afternoon.
Lander improves to 17-17 overall, while North Greenville drops to 13-5.
In the first game, Lander jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on Jaime Presnell's two-run homer.
The Crusaders cut the lead to 2-1 in the second after Courtney Campbell singled and later scored on a throwing error, but Lander responded in the third with Kelsey Davis' grand slam.
Lander loaded the bases up again in the fourth and made it 7-1 on Kelsey Davis' bases-loaded walk that plated Brittney Sheriff.
Lander's Kelsey Davis (3-2) earned the win, striking out six, walking two and allowing no earned runs on nine hits in the complete seven innings pitched.
North Greenville's Rachel Glazebrook (7-2) took the loss after striking out four, walking four and allowing six earned runs on five hits in three innings pitched.
For the Bearcats, Presnell went 3-for-4 with two RBI, Sheriff 2-for-4 and Chasity Davis 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles.
For North Greenville, Kansas Wofford batted 3-for-3.
In the second game, Chasity Davis' two-run homer in the fourth inning over the centerfield wall gave the Bearcats a 2-0 lead, then her RBI single in the sixth plated Kelsey Davis for a 3-0 lead.
North Greenville scored its lone run of the game in the sixth on Amy Nagle's RBI single.
Hayley Leissner (9-10) earned her second win of the day with four strikeouts, one walk and one earned run on seven hits in the complete seven innings.
North Greenville's Laura Hopper (0-2) took the loss with one walk and two earned runs on seven hits in the complete seven innings.
For Lander, Chasity Davis batted 3-for-4.
Campbell went 2-for-3 for North Greenville.