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BPC Faces Edward Waters

Courtesy of BPC

Brewton-Parker College softball traveled to Jacksonville, Florida, to take on NCAA DII member Edward Waters in a non-conference doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Barons (15-15) split the afternoon against the Tigers (27-7) with a 3-2 win and a 2-0 loss on the road.

Game 1

Bre w t o n – Pa r k e r struck first and struck early with two runs in the opening inning. Alexis Bradshaw led the inning off with a single, stole second, and advanced to third on a passed ball to give the Lady Barons a great opportunity. After Alyssa Usrey reached on a fielder’s choice, but Bradshaw was out at home on the following play. After a stolen base from Usrey and a walk from Abbey Flowers, a base hit from MacKenzie Tripp loaded the bases. Chloe Strickland brought a run in on a sacrifice flyout while Cailyn Snellgrove connected for an RBI single to close out the inning with a two-run edge.

With a scoreless second inning in the books, the hosts managed to get a run back in the bottom of the third inning utilizing three hits in the process. Fortunately for the Lady Barons, the error in the inning did not aid in scoring an additional run for the Tigers as EWU moved the deficit to just one run.

In the top of the fifth, BPC moved back to a two-run advantage as Skylar Strickland barreled a double and received a free base on an error on the next play. With two runners on, Usrey received a free base before Flowers knocked in a run for the 3-1 advantage.

Edward Waters produced a hit and took advantage of another error to help score a run in the sixth inning, but the Tigers left two runners stranded to close the inning. In the top half of the seventh, Brewton-Parker was knocking on the door of additional runs with base hits from Ashley Wilson, Kristi Peters, and Flowers. Despite the solid bat production, two runners were left on base, and the game closed with BPC ahead 3-2.

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a 9-6 advantage in hits with Skylar Strickland recording the game’s lone double. Flowers and Snellgrove led the batting efforts with two hits and an RBI apiece. Laykin Brown (6-8) picked up the win, tossing all seven innings in the circle. Brown gave up two earned runs while striking out a pair and walking two as well.

Game 2

Hits were scarce in game two as both teams combined for just four. The Tigers scored the pair of runs in the bottom of the third, notching one hit and taking advantage of two errors from the Lady Barons to take a two-run lead.

Brewton-Parker was held hitless for the first four innings of play until Chloe Strickland connected for a base hit. Unfortunately for BPC, Strickland was left stranded and that was all for the Lady Barons’ offense in game two.

Edward Waters recorded a hit in the first, third, and fifth innings for a total of three in the game as the Tigers left three runners on base.

EWU held a 3-1 hit advantage, leaving three runners on base while BPC left two stranded. The Lady Barons defense gave up three errors in the game. Natalie O’Neal (42) was credited for the loss, pitching for three innings, and giving up the two runs. Emma Garner closed the final three innings, striking out two batters while giving up just one hit in the process.

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