Softball splits Peach Belt DH with USC Aiken
GREENWOOD – The Lander softball team scored all three of its runs in the fifth inning of the first game en route to a 3-0 shutout and a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader split against USC Aiken Saturday afternoon at Doug Spears Field. The Pacers claimed the second game, 2-1, in 10 innings.
Lander moves to 21-21 overall and 3-11 in the PBC, while USCA is 20-10, 9-5.
In the first game, Lander's Kelsey Davis (4-2) earned the win after striking out one, walking one and allowing four hits in the seven-inning, complete game shutout.
USCA's India Kornegay (15-8) suffered the loss, striking out four, walking two and allowing three earned runs on six hits in six innings pitched.
For Lander, Sheriff went 2-for-3.
For USC Aiken, Kaitlyn White batted 2-for-3.
In the second game, USCA's Victoria Burkett belted the game-winning home run in the 10th inning.
The Pacer's Kornegay (16-8) earned the win in relief as she struck out three, walked one and allowed no runs on three hits in five innings pitched.
Lander's Hayley Leissner (10-11) took the loss after striking out two and allowing two earned runs on six hits in the complete 10 innings.
USCA took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Burkett was hit by a pitch and later scored on a wild pitch.
The Bearcats tied the game at 1-all in the sixth on Donson's RBI double that plated Sheriff.
For Lander, Sheriff and Presnell both batted 3-for-5.
For USCA, Brandy Bossle went 2-for-4.