Sunday, April 8, 2012

Long Balls Featured as SCAD Takes Two of Three

SCAD had a homerun derby this weekend.  Taking two of the three games against conference rival St. Thomas kept the Bees in first place in The Sun Conference and raised their overall record to 19-2.  It just does not get much better than that.

Game 1 Results

St. Thomas came into Savannah with a 7-18 record, but surprised our Bees by winning the first game of a 3-game series.  Kiara Boccia took her first loss of the year (3-1).  Boccia gave up four earned runs in her first three innings.  Olivia Kline, in relief, gave up two unearned runs in her 1.1 innings of work.  At the end of five innings SCAD found itself down 6-1 - the one run coming on a Nirana Singh homerun in the Bees' first inning.

The lead was too much to make up, although the Bees added one run in the fifth and sixth innings.  Singh and Kylie Rash went 3-4 and matched RBIs with one apiece.  Final Score - Bobcats 6, Bees 3.

Game 2 Results

Game 2 of the series was all SCAD.  Sydnee Schorr pitched a complete game to raise her overall record to 7-0.  Homeruns were on SCAD's agenda as Jessaca Spears hit one in the first with Kylie Rash on base after singling.  Going into the bottom of the fourth the score was 3-2 in favor of the Bees.  However, the game would soon be decided in a big way in the Bees' half of the inning.

SCAD sent ten batters to the plate in the fourth.  The big blow of the inning was a Jessaca Spears grandslam homerun.  Spears ended the game with two homeruns and six RBIs.  The score after four innings was 10-2 Bees.  The 8-run rule came into play as Schorr held the lead after five innings allowing no further damage.

Game 3 Results

The rubber game found Sam White on the mound for the Bees.  After one inning the score was tied at one with each team scoring unearned runs.  The score remained at one apiece until the fourth when the Bees scored four runs.  After a Briana Mateo single Nirana Singh connected with her second homerun of the series.  But that was not the end of the power surge.  After a Kylie Rash single and a Jessaca Spears' walk, Olivia Kline joined the homerun marathon by hitting a 3-run shot.  At the end of three, SCAD 5, St. Thomas 1.

But the Bees were not quite through.  In their 5th inning they had their biggest scoring output.  After a Mateo single Nirana Singh hit her third homer of the series for two more RBIs.  Kylie Rash kept the hit parade going with a single.  After a Jessaca Spears' walk, up stepped Olivia Kline, and, you guessed it, she hit her second homerun of the series for three additional RBIs,  After four innings SCAD held a 10 to 1 lead.  Once again the 8-run rule came into play and SCAD won the series giving White her fourth win of the year against one loss.

All in all SCAD had 7 homeruns accounting for 15 of their 23 runs scored in the series.  It was a great offensive output for the Bees who raised their record to 19-2 overall and 7-1 in The Sun Conference.  Way to go Bees!! 

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