Friday, March 23, 2012

Bees Split Double-Header With Midland University 8-2, 2-4


They say that all good things must come to an end.  However, in the case of the SCAD Bees Women's Softball Team it was a fantastic run that seemed likely to continue.  The Midland University Warriors brought to an end a SCAD run of 15 victories without a defeat by edging the Bees 4-2 in the second game of today's double-header.

The winning streak was a fine accomplishment.  No, it was a great accomplishment!  Our congratulations go to the ladies for giving us some fantastic play.  But let us not focus on the loss.  There is a strong possibility that we have not heard the last of their great moments.

Game 1: SCAD vs Midland University 

With Olivia Kline on the mound at 4-0 it looked good that SCAD would continue their 14 game win streak.  SCAD was the home team for the first game and they did not diappoint in their half of the first inning.

Nirana Singh got things off to a good start with a single and a stolen base.  Kylie Rash followed up with an RBI hit.  Jessaca Spears knocked in Rash with a single and promptly stole second.  Olivia Kline had an RBI hit and Sarah Halliwell finished the scoring with an RBI double.

SCAD scored once more in their second.  Another Spears single and stolen base was followed by a Brittany Gonzales RBI single.  Score after two innings - SCAD 6, Midland 0.

SCAD added two more in the 5th when Kayla Myles reached on a Warrior error, and Taylor Thomas and Spears each had RBI singles.  The two runs gave the Bees a lead of 8 after five innings so the game was called.  This was the third game in a row that SCAD won on the 8-run rule after five.  SCAD extended their consecutive win streak to 15 without a loss.

Olivia Kline's final pitching line was 0 runs, 5 hits, 1 walk, and 4 strikeouts.  Her record: 5-0.

Game 2: SCAD vs Midland University 

SCAD went down in order in the top of the first - a rare event.

In the Midand half of the inning a single, stolen base, and  a SCAD error accounted for two unearned Warrior runs.  Warriors took a 2-0 lead.

In the Midland third inning two consecutive singles and 2 more Bees' errors gave the Warriors two more unearned runs.  The score after three innings, Midland 4, SCAD 0.

The score remained 4-0 until the SCAD 7th.  Gonzales led off the inning with a single.  The next two hitters made outs.  Taylor Thomas then walked.  With two on and two outs Halliwell came to the plate and promply doubled to knock in Gonzales and Thomas.  The tying run came to the plate.  But it was then that the Bees tasted defeat for the first time this season.  The next SCAD hitter struck out.    Final Score, Midland 4, Bees 2.

SCAD pitcher Sam White deserved a better fate.  Her pitching line was a complete 7-inning game, 4 hits, 4 runs, none earned, 2 walks, and 9 strikeouts.  White's record - 3-1.  Jessaca Spears and Brittany Gonzales had two good games as they combined for 8 of the 16 hits SCAD had, as well as 5 of the RBI's.

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