LYNCHBURG, Va.- Randolph softball hosted Roanoke on Tuesday in an ODAC doubleheader. The Maroons won both games by 3-0 scores.
In the first game, Roanoke scored on its first at bat. Taylor Carter singled to center field but the ball was mishandled by WildCat centerfielder Courtney Lucado (Buchanan, Va./James River), which allowed Carter to race home and score and put the Maroons ahead 1-0. Mattie Morris later doubled in the inning to score a run to put the visitors up 2-0. Carter had a RBI double in the second inning to increase the Maroon advantage to 3-0.
The WildCats struggled at the plate has they could only muster three hits. The 'Cats had a runner advance to third in the bottom of the third inning but could not get the run to score.
After giving up three runs in the first two innings, WildCat starting pitcher Gracyn Allen-Ingle (Mebane, N.C./Eastern Alamance) settled down and shut the Maroons out for the last five innings as she only allowed two hits. She walked four on the afternoon and struck out three.
The second game was a pitcher's duel between Randolph's Lindsey Chaney (Charlottesville, Va./Covenant School) and Roanoke's Teresa Wagner. Wagner was hitless through three innings with Chaney not allowing a hit through four. Chaney ran into trouble in the fifth as she allowed a single and then a double that scored two runs. A third run would score to stake the Maroons to a 3-0 lead.
Randolph once again was stymied as it only managed three hits. Brandi Pruitt (Vernon Hill, Va/Chatham), Becca Montgomery (Lancaster, S.C./E.A. Laney) and Kate Hodgkiss (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond River)all had the WildCat knocks.
Chaney gave up six hits and three earned runs in total. She walked two and struck out three. Wagner walked one and struck out four.
Randolph welcomes defending ODAC and National Champion #1 Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon. The WildCats and Marlins will start at 3:00 p.m.