Stillman Softball Drops DH at Blue Mountain

Softball – Sat, Apr. 10, 2021

BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. – A road trip to Blue Mountain College turned up empty Saturday, as Stillman College dropped both games of a Southern States Athletic Conference, 4-0 and 16-4.

  

GAME 1: Blue Mountain 4, Stillman 0

 

Candace Hampton and Kerstie Reynolds delivered the only hits of the game for Stillman in the top of the sixth inning to bust up a no-hit bid by Blue Mountain’s Montanna Smith. The Tigers’ only other base runner was Savannah Mayes in the top of the second when she reached on a fielding error at first base. 

 

Blue Mountain scored an unearned run off Katie Clifton in the bottom of the second when a missed catch on a stolen base attempt at third allowed Anna Purvis to score. The Toppers made it 2-0 in the fourth inning with another unearned run, as Emaree Stone scored on a missed line out to second. 

 

Stillman left the bases loaded in the top of the sixth before Blue Mountain pushed two runs across in the bottom half. Leslie McMahan and Meghan Maness drove in the runs, both earned. Maness and Hannah Sparks each had two hits.

 

Clifton allowed four hits and two walks in the loss. She struck out one. Smith had nine Ks in the two-hit complete-game shutout win. 

  

GAME 2: Blue Mountain 16, Stillman 4

 

Stillman scored first on a Brooklyn Pennington RBI single, but a  12-run bottom of the first inning set Blue Mountain up for a run rule victory. 

 

The Toppers collected four hits, six walks and were hit three times to produce their 12 runs. Anna Purvis had three RBI in the inning and four total in the game. Cheyenne Childress had a two-RBI inning.

 

Stillman put another run on the board in the top of the third with another Pennington RBI single. The Toppers answered in the bottom half on Purvis’ sac fly.

 

BMC added three unearned runs in the fourth with a Meghan Mayes RBI and two-run Emma Stone home run to stretch Blue Mountain’s lead, 16-2.

 

 

 

Elisabeth Boso took the loss, allowing six earned runs through 1.2 innings without allowing a hit. Pennington recorded one out in the first inning in relief, but gave up six hits on four hits and three walks. Presley Graham pitched the last two innings, allowing one earned run, four total, off five hits and had one strike out. 

 

Anna Taylor recorded the win for BMC.

  

NEXT: Stillman (10-26, 0-16 SSAC) will host Brewton-Parker College on Thursday, April 15 at 4 p.m.

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