For the softball team’s first game, Brittany Cottle struck out eight Spartans at the plate to assist in pushing the Dark Horses ahead 11-2.
“Their (Sampson’s) defense is back to normal again,” said Dark Horse coach Teresa Parker following the game. “Their offense was really good like they used to be, two games ago. The whole team played an excellent game.”
The game started with Sampson taking a 5-0 leap over the Spartans; however, in the top of the third Union avoided the shutout with two runs scored. Sampson’s other six runs came in during the third and fourth innings.
Leaders, for both games, were Peyton Mitchell, Susan Jones, Mytia Williams, Ralinda Henry, Stephanie Gore, Savannah Pope and Cottle.
In the second game, Sampson stomped the Spartans 9-2.
UMS and SMS spilt doubleheader
Taking a nine run lead in the first inning, Sampson’s win in the first game looked promising despite Union making a come back with nine runs of their own. The final score was 11-2.
Leading for Sampson were Tyler McNeil, 2-4, with three runs, one RBI and four stolen bases; Wyman Faison, 2-4, three RBIs, two runs; and Alex Purcell was the winning pitcher.
In game two, Union took control for a 5-4 win.
Leading for Sampson were Faison, 3-3, with two RBIs; Daniel Huffman, 1-3, with a double and a RBI.
No leaders were provided by the softball or baseball coach for Union.
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