TROY takes weekend series against Warhawks

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Three games were all the Trojan softball team had to earn the tiebreaker over the Warhawks during the weekend’s three-game series.

Coming in, the Warhawks were ranked third in the Sunbelt Conference while the Trojans ranked fourth.

In her first start after posting a 12 inning outing, Libby Baker posted six innings pitched while giving up four earned runs. Baker tacked on a strikeout as well.

The Trojans hit well with eight starters collecting hits that included home runs from Baker and catcher Sarah Beth Brake.

The Trojans could not push many runs across and dropped game one of the series 4-3. After reflecting on game one, the team realized it was within striking distance of bringing home the win.

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“A few more things go our way and we win that game,” said Head Coach Eric Newell. “That is baseball and softball. Sometimes you catch a break, sometimes you do not.”

Game two of the series opened with the Warhawks tagging pitcher Alyssa Faircloth for two runs in the top of the first. After a shaky start to the second inning, freshman Savannah Money took the circle in relief of Faircloth.

Shortly after, Libby Baker scorched a ball to left field to plate a run. The next inning saw TROY string a few hits and walks together eventually tying the game. Jaida McCord later scored the go-ahead run on a Jade Sinness ground out.

Baker would also add an insurance run with a home-run in the fifth inning. TROY took game two of the series 4-2.

After pitching six innings two days prior, Baker took the circle to close the door on the Warhawks.

This game was Trojans all the way, starting with freshman Jillian Williams busting the game on a three run home-run in the bottom of the second inning. It would be Williams’ first home run of both the season and her TROY career.

The Trojans added two runs a piece in the next two innings respectively, pushing the score to 7-1, and closed the door on the series, winning the game 7-3.