Lady Bears Struggle at the Plate; Fall Twice to Shippensburg
[Raleigh, NC] - Shaw struggled at the plate, but battled hard, falling to Shippensburg 9-0 and 13-0 in a doubleheader played at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Bears found it difficult to get any hits in either of the games, managing only five combined hits in the two games against the Raiders.
In the Raiders first game of the season they offered a real challenge for the Lady Bears. The Lady Bears played solid defense, but they were not able to make their way onto the board. They were only able to make contact with the ball a few times, but could never advance a runner into solid scoring position.
In the second game, the Lady Bears were finally able to get some solid hits, but still had trouble getting on the scoreboard. Sheniqua Fahie had the first hit of the game in a single to right field, but was only able to make it as far as second base. Chelsea Holliday doubled to left field, eventually advancing to third and making it farther than any other Lady Bear in the series.
Gina Yozzo's pitching performance was consistent throughout and made it difficult for the Raiders to get runs throughout the game. Shaw was able to play a steady solid defense until the last inning where the Raiders went on a scoring rampage for six runs.
Only four players were able to make it on base, as Shaw's record fell to 1-10 for the season.
The Lady Bears plan to be back in action in a double header Sunday at 1:00 p.m., weather permitting, hosting West Virginia State. All Shaw home games are held at the Walnut Creek Softball Complex.
Article by Derrick Thornton, Intern, NCSU