Brewton-Parker Lady Barons Win 3 Of 4
Courtesy of BPC
The Brewton-Parker College softball team picked up two wins in a double header against Blue Mountain on Thursday of last week and then split with Stillman on the road on Friday.
vs. Blue Moutain
Brewton-Parker softball traveled to Blue Mountain, Miss., to face SSAC opponent Blue Mountain (Miss.) on Thursday afternoon. The Lady Barons (19-19, 8-12 SSAC) downed the Toppers (16-20, 7-14 SSAC) with two wins to secure the season sweep.
Brewton-Parker struggled to find a hit through the first four innings of play while managing to place one batter on base with a walk. Blue Mountain connected for three hits split between the second and third innings, but finally brought a run home in the bottom of the fourth. The Toppers produced two hits and took advantage of a fielding miscue from the Lady Barons to help bring home the opening run of the game. BMC’s lead was thwarted quickly as Brewton-Parker answered with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth inning to lead, 2-1. Josalin Whitten connected for a leadoff single followed by Olivia Whitt producing a successful bunt to reach first base. BPC’s first run was scored on a passed ball while Abby Cox produced an RBI single to bring home the second score. The Lady Barons connected for four hits in the inning and left three runners on base. Both teams were held scoreless in the sixth inning, but the Lady Barons tallied two additional runs in the top of the seventh inning to secure the 4-1 win. Alexia Mays batted for a leadoff single followed by a double from Erika Yatabe. Alexis Bradshaw singled prior to Chloe Strickland dropping a two-RBI single to second base to bring home Bradshaw and Cox.
Both teams recorded eight hits each with Bradshaw leading the Lady Barons with two hits, while Strickland led with two RBIs. Four individual runners scored for BPC with all four notching a stolen base as well. Natalie Hardy pitched a complete game for the Lady Barons. She gave up one earned run on eight hits and struck out one batter.
The Lady Barons struck first with a solo score in the opening inning of game two. MacKenzie Tripp recorded a single to right-center field before Abbey Flowers doubled to bring home Tripp for the early score. Blue Mountain notched a hit in the bottom half of the inning but left the runner on base.
After a scoreless second inning, the Toppers leveled the game with a run of their own in the bottom of the third inning. BMC benefitted from an error from BPC to reach base before connecting on a double to bring home the run.
The Lady Barons responded swiftly with a solo score to lead 2-1 in the top of the fourth. Tripp crossed home on an RBI ground out from Madisen Nelson. BPC added another run in the top of the fifth inning with an RBI single from Cox to lead, 3-1 over the Toppers.
Blue Mountain answered with a run in the bottom half of the fifth inning, producing three hits and taking advantage of an error from BPC to diminish the deficit to one run behind the Lady Barons.
Brewton-Parker scored one final run in the top of the sixth inning with Abbey Flowers knocking out a home run for the 4-2 lead. The Lady Barons managed to hold off the Toppers for the final inning and a half to secure the season sweep over BMC.
Blue Mountain outhit Brewton-Parker 8-5 in game two. Tripp and Flowers led with a pair of hits each while Flowers led with two RBIs and Tripp led with two runs scored. Nelson led with 14 putouts while Tripp recorded five assists. Laykin Brown pitched all seven innings, allowing eight hits and two earned runs while striking out one batter. vs. Stillman
Brewton-Parker softball faced Stillman (Ala.) in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Friday afternoon to continue SSAC play. The Lady Barons (20-20, 9-13 SSAC) split the doubleheader against the Tigers (13-29, 3-21 SSAC) with a 7-1 loss and a 14-2 win.
Brewton-Parker scored first in the opening inning by taking advantage of a pair of errors from the Tigers. The Lady Barons left a runner in scoring position to close out the inning.
Stillman answered with two runs in the bottom half of the inning. The Tigers produced a base hit and received two free bases from an error as well as a “hit by pitch” for the 2-1 lead. The Lady Barons were held scoreless for the remainder of the game as they could produce only two hits in the fourth inning and one hit in the fifth. Stillman managed to score three runs in the fifth and two in the sixth to close out the game with the 7-1 lead.
Stillman outhit Brewton- Parker 8-3. Madisen Nelson, Olivia Whitt, and Erika Yatabe all recorded a hit, while Alexis Bradshaw scored the lone run. Chloe Strickland recorded the RBI as well.
Defensively, Nelson notched seven putouts while MacKenzie Tripp assisted four. Natalie Hardy pitched all six innings, allowing eight hits and four earned runs. Hardy also notched three strikeouts.
The Lady Barons utilized a late-game surge to surpass the Tigers in game two. Stillman struck early with two runs in the bottom of the first inning, but Brewton-Parker captured the lead with three runs in the top of the third inning to lead, 3-2. Back-to-back walks opened the inning while Ashley Wilson reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases. Strickland then connected for a two-RBI single prior to Whitt eventually bringing Strickland home on an RBI single up the middle. BPC left three runners on base as the inning closed. Brewton-Parker jumped out to a commanding 9-2 lead in the fourth inning after scoring six runs. The Lady Barons notched just two hits, while also receiving free bases from a pair of miscues from Stillman.
Strickland recorded an RBI double while Whitt connected for a two-run homer. The two other runs were scored on errors. The Lady Barons managed to add five additional runs on five hits as well as another Stillman error to lead 14-2. BPC then enforced the eight-run run rule, shortening the game to six innings. BPC’s bats dominated in game two, outhitting Stillman 10-3. Cailyn Snellgrove, Strickland, and Whitt led with two hits each, while Whitt led with four RBIs. As for baserunning, Abbey Flowers, Abby Cox, Strickland, Tripp, Nelson, and Snellgrove, all scored two runs each. Nelson led with seven putouts, while Laykin Brown recorded three assists. Brown pitched all six innings, allowing three hits and two runs. She walked one batter as well. Brewton-Parker took on Middle Georgia in Mount Vernon on Tuesday after presstime.