Stillman scores 23 to sweep Judson

Softball – Fri, Apr. 2, 2021

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Seven extrabase hits and two home runs were highlights Thursday as Stillman College swept Judson College, 11-6 and 12-8 in a non-conference doubleheader at Stillman’s softball complex. The April 1 wins are the Tigers first consecutive wins since Stillman swept Rhodes College on the last day of February. 

  

Katie Clifton, who recorded the win in the circle in Game 1, hit 4-for-6 with four RBI to lead Stillman at the plate. Kerstie Reynolds was 4-for-8.

 

GAME 1 – Stillman 11, Judson 6

 

Stillman took a 5-0 lead in the first inning, led by a 3-run home run to dead centerfield by Sara Kate Nichols. Quanesha Presley knocked in the first two runs of the inning. 

 

Reynolds and Clifton each drove in runs in the second inning as Stillman stretched its lead to 7-0. 

 

Ashley Duke put Judson on the board in the top of the third with a two-RBI single. 

 

 

Judson snagged a run in the top of the fourth and three in the fifth. 

 

Stillman relief pitcher Elisabeth Boso drove a run in the sixth inning. 

 

Clifton (3-10) and Boso each allowed three runs off six hits. Clifton struck out three through her four innings of work. 

  

GAME 2 – Stillman 12, Judson 8

 

Stillman fell behind 8-4 through 4.5 innings in the nightcap before scoring eight unanswered runs to win 12-8. 

 

Following a Reynolds pop up single in the infield to leadoff the bottom of the fifth inning, Clifton hit a home run to pull Stillman within two runs, 8-6. 

In the bottom of the sixth, a leadoff walk, sac bunt and stolen base helped put Cynthia White on third base. Hampton singled her in and later scored on a dropped ball by the catcher on an attempted tag at the plate. Tied 8-8, Clifton hit a single up the middle to drive in Savannah Mayes as the eventual winning run. Clifton later scored on an error and White delivered a two-run single up the middle to increase the score to 12-8 during her second trip to the plate in the inning. 

 

Brooklyn Pennington (2-2) recorded her second win of the season in relief after getting a ground out, fly out and pop up to the pitcher after a leadoff error in the top of the seventh. She allowed four hits, one earned run (three total), one walk and struck out one in four innings of work. Boso was the starter, pitching three innings with five runs, four earned, allowed off three hits and four walks. 

 

Both teams scored two runs in the first to start the game, then Judson put up three in the second and Stillman had two in the bottom of the frame to trail 5-4. The Eagles added a run in the fourth and two in the top of the fifth to build a four-run lead before the Tigers’ rally. 

  

NEXT: Stillman (10-20) hosts MUW in a non-conference doubleheader Friday at 3 p.m.

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