ROANOKE, Va. - The Bridgewater College softball team picked up a crucial 6-3 win over conference foe Roanoke before dropping game two 8-2.
Game One: Bridgewater 6, Roanoke 3
The Eagles scored the first run of the game in the first inning when Stephanie Carroll crossed home on a Maroon throwing error. That left the bases loaded for Mikalia Guard, who would hit a RBI single to send Kaitlyn Tirona home for a 2-0 Eagle advantage.
Roanoke tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the third on two separate RBIs, one to right field and one to center field.
Morgan Landes put Bridgewater back on top in the fourth with an RBI sacrifice in foul territory to bring Torie Shifflett home for a 3-2 lead. The Maroons added another run in the bottom of the fourth on a RBI single to right field to even the score again at 3-3.
Bridgewater piled on three more runs in the fifth, starting with a Sarah Wimer RBI single to right field to send Carroll across the plate for the second time. Guard added another RBI on a hit up the middle and would score herself on a Carolyn Campbell RBI to left center.
The Eagles would not allow the Maroons any more hits to take the game 6-3.
Katrina Martin went 2-for-3 at-bat with Guard contributing 2 RBIs.
Campbell pitched the complete game, allowing seven hits and three runs.
Game Two: Bridgewater 2 Roanoke 8
Roanoke took an early 2-0 lead in the first off two separate RBI singles, both to right center field. They added another on a RBI single up the middle to make it 3-0.
The Maroons added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth to a take 6-0 lead. The Eagles put two runs of their own up in the top of the sixth thanks to a Roanoke error and Carlita Tibbs RBI triple.
With the score at 6-2 Maroons, the home team scored two more runs in the bottom of the sixth for an 8-2 advantage and the win.
Tibbs and Carroll had two hits each to lead the Eagles.
Bridgewater has a quick turnaround as they face Lynchburg at home tomorrow. Game time is set for 1 p.m. It is also the team's Strike Out Cancer day. They will be accepting donations between games.