The Presbyterian College softball team scored four runs in the first inning and survived a Radford rally to take the 4-3 win over the Highlanders in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon in Clinton, S.C. Runs were hard to come by in game two with Radford taking the 1-0 win.

Scoring the Games
Game One
Marissa Gagliano started off the game with a double to left. After reaching third on a sacrifice bunt by Hannah Melam, she scored the game’s first run when Hunter Munday laced a RBI single to short. The Blue Hose responded with a lead-off single from Jonnie Petree. She stole second and made it to third off a Hope Rogers single. After Megan Anderson drew a walk to load the bases, Kelsie Sanchez drew one as well, pushing Petree past the plate. Rebekka Gross produced the second run with a sacrifice fly to center, with Presley Bissett making it 4-1 with a 2-RBI single up the middle.

A quiet second, third and fourth inning, Brittany Wratchford led off the fifth with a single. She advanced to second off a Sofia Tapia bunt. Medlam cleared the bases with a two-RBI double to left the next at-bat, cutting the margin to one, 4-3. Radford threatened in the sixth with a runner on third but couldn’t tie the game. Alex Cook retired the side in the seventh to give PC the win.

Game Two
After four innings of scoreless softball, Radford got on the board with a RBI double from Medlam. She plated Gagliano, who was on base off a single earlier in the inning. Radford threatened in the sixth with runners on second and third with two out, but Kaylee Allen struck out her fifth of the day to end the inning before damage could be done.

PC rallied with a runner at second but the last batter grounded out to end the game with the Highlanders on top 1-0.

Players of the Game
Game One
Bissett led the Blue Hose offense with two hits and two RBI. Sanchez and Gross each posted a RBI as well, with Petree, Rogers and Sanchez recording one hit apiece. Alex Cook (6-11) went a complete game for PC, surrendering three runs off seven hits, with four strikeouts.

Radford was led by Medlam with her two RBI. She was one of seven players with one hit each. Kayla Huffman (6-8) went 5.1 innings for Radford, giving up four earned runs off five hits, with four strikeouts as well. Abby Morrow finished for the Highlanders and pitched .2 innings of hitless and scoreless softball.

Game Two
Four different Blue Hose collected a hit a piece, with Petree, Blaire Miller, Rogers, and Megan Anderson each getting one. Kaylee Allen (4-5) struck out a career-high five in 7.0 innings. She gave up nine hits and just one run.

Gagliano, Medlam, and Tapia each recorded two hits to lead Radford, with Medlam coming away with a RBI. Abby Morrow (18-10) earned the win for the Highlanders in 7.0 innings of work. She surrendered just four hits and struck out six in the shutout.

Final Lines
Game One
PC finished with four runs, five hits, and one error, with Radford coming away with three runs, seven hits, and no errors. Radford stranded six runners, compared to five for the Blue Hose.

Game Two
PC posted no runs off four hits and stranded three, while Radford had one run off nine hits. The Highlanders stranded nine.

For the Record
PC moves to 17-30 overall and 6-12 in the league, while Radford goes to 25-21, 6-9.

Up Next
After heading to UNCG for a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m., the Blue Hose return home for the final time of 2017 to take on Gardner-Webb April 29-30 in a three-game set. The two teams play a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m., and a single game Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Presbyterian 4, Radford 3 (Apr 22, 2017 at Clinton, S.C.) (Game 1)
Radford............. 100 020 0 - 3 7 0 (23-21, 5-9)
Presbyterian........ 400 000 X - 4 5 1 (17-29, 6-11)
Pitchers: Radford - HUFFMAN, Kayla; MORROW, Abby(6) and ROWE, Maggie. Presbyterian - COOK, Alex
and GROSS, Rebekka.
Win-COOK, Alex(6-11) Loss-HUFFMAN, Kayla(6-8) T-1:45 A-215
Weather: clear, 80s, slight breeze

Radford 1, Presbyterian 0 (Apr 22, 2017 at Clinton, S.C.) (Game 2)
Radford............. 000 010 0 - 1 9 0 (25-21, 6-9)
Presbyterian........ 000 000 0 - 0 4 0 (17-30, 6-12)
Pitchers: Radford - MORROW, Abby and ROWE, Maggie. Presbyterian - ALLEN, Kaylee and
GROSS, Rebekka.
Win-MORROW, Abby(18-10) Loss-ALLEN, Kaylee(4-5) T-1:50 A-250