Singleton And Jones Leads SSU To A Win Over N.C. A&T

The Savannah State University softball team (21-20, 10-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) won the final game of the series 9-2 over North Carolina A&T State University (14-29, 3-9 MEAC) to win the series this past Sunday at the Lady Tiger Softball Field on Senior Day.

The Lady Tigers scored four runs in the third inning and five runs in the fifth inning, while the Lady Aggies scored a run in the first and fifth innings.

Junior center fielder Alexis Singleton went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs, while freshman Cortni Jones went 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBIs and senior right fielder Molly Lillis went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Sophomore shortstop Brianna Harris went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI, while junior pitcher Amanda Hallman went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. On the mound, Hallman (11-9) pitched a complete game giving up two unearned runs on two hits with seven strikeouts.

The Lady Aggies scored the first run of the game in the top of the first inning after a sacrifice fly to left field, who scored an Aggie that reached on base by an error to take an early 1-0 lead.

The Lady Tigers took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning with four runs scored for a 4-1 lead after three innings. Senior second baseman Antonette Smith started the inning by reaching on an error and after a pop out to the second baseman for the first out of the inning, junior left fielder Chasney Jenkins singled to advance Smith to second.

Harris doubled through the left side to drive home Smith to tie the game at one and advance Jenkins to third. The next batter, Singleton singled to right field to bring home Jenkins and Harris to take a 3-1 lead and advanced to second on the throw to home plate. Wright was hit by a pitch and Jones singled home Singleton to take a 4-1 lead, but Wright was thrown out at third in a rundown and Jones advanced to second during the rundown for the second out. Jones advanced to third on a wild pitch, but the next batter groundout to third for the final out.

The Lady Aggies final chance in the top of the seventh inning came up short as Hallman recorded two strikeouts and a groundout to third base.

The Lady Tigers conclude the 10-game homestand with a doubleheader against in-state rival Georgia Southern Wednesday starting at 3 p.m. at the Lady Tiger Softball Field.

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