WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Shenandoah University softball team earned its first win of the 2019 season Sunday with an 11-9 victory over Frostburg State in a game played at the Spirits Invitational.
Shenandoah (1-2) scored nine runs in the top of the fourth to erase an 8-2 deficit and earn the triumph over the Bobcats (0-3).
The Bobcats scored two runs in the first and five in the second to take a 7-0 lead over the Hornets and knocked out starting pitcher Megan Scalley in the process.
Scalley gave up seven runs on nine hits and three walks in 1 1/3 innings before senior Carrie Robinson (1-1) came on in relief. Robinson went the final 5 2/3, allowing two runs on three hits and five walks while striking out two.
Shenandoah began its comeback with two runs on three hits in the third – Autumn Beasley had the big hit in the frame with a two-run double that plated Allie Schey and Sierra Beaty. Both Schey and Beaty reached on singles to left.
In the fourth, the Hornets erupted for nine runs on five hits and two Bobcats errors. Schey and Maryann Hollen both had RBI doubles, Schey plating two and Hollen clearing the bases.
Madison Clark closed out the scoring with a two-run home run, the first of her SU career.
Meghan Stout was 3-for-4, Schey 2-for-5 with two RBI and Hollen 1-for-3 with three runs batted in to pace the SU offense.
The Hornets final game of the tournament, versus Brandeis, was cancelled. Shenandoah is back in action on Saturday, February 23 in its home opener versus Wilkes (Pa.). First pitch at Henkel-Harris Field is set for noon.