MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Agnes Scott College softball team was swept on the road by future USA South opponent, Huntingdon College, by scores of 15-10 and 8-0 on Sunday. Game 1 was a highly competitive contest which saw the Scotties leading late, but a rally would give the Hawks the win. Game 2 saw the Agnes Scott bats go cold as the Hawks shutout the Scotties (1-9), who are averaging 3.5 runs per game.
In Game 1, the highlight of the day was the first career home run for first-year Jordan Josey, who made it count as she drove the ball over the fence with the Scotties trailing, 9-6, in the top of the sixth inning. Her one-out grand slam put the Scotties in the lead, 10-9, before the Hawks (6-6) rallied for six runs in the bottom of the 6th.
In addition to Josey's strong performance at the plate, Kristin Root and Kelsea Hunter would each contribute two hits to the cause, and Root and Bailea Robinson each had two RBI to go along with the 4 RBI performance of Josey.
Game 2 would see several excellent defensive plays by both squads, but it was the Hawks who were able to plate 8 runs before the end of the 5th inning, bringing the game to a close early as they "run ruled" the Scotties. Casey Arnold had a strong game at the plate, going 2-for-2, while Miranda Moore laced a double in her only at-bat of the game.
The Scotties return to play on Wednesday, March 2, as they face off with yet another future USA South opponent in Covenant College. The double header will be the home opener for the Scotties, and the games will start at 4:00 p.m.