SAPC Sweep Lady Bobcats

Samantha Stewart threw a 10-strikeout shutout in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, as host St. Andrews Presbyterian College swept Carolinas Virginia Athletic Conference foe Lees-McRae College by 2-0 and 10-4 scores on Saturday.

The Lady Knights, who hold a 2-10 overall record and a 2-2 slate in the CVAC, picked up their first two wins of the year while the Lady Bobcats fell to 3-11 overall and 0-2 in the CVAC.

Two runs were all Stewart needed as the Knights posted their first shutout of the season. Brianna Shurtleff started a two-out, first inning rally with a walk and a stolen base. Devane Rushing drove in Shurtleff with a single to right.

Nicole Easter drove in an insurance run for the Lady Knights in the second with a double to left that plated Kailee Munden, who led off with a single.

St. Andrews jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the nightcap with six runs in the second inning. Two errors by the Lady Bobcats helped to keep the inning alive for the home side as they continued to cross home plate.

Lees-McRae pulled to within four, 6-2, with a two-run third but SAPC answered with four more runs in the bottom half of the inning. Shurtleff capped the rally with a two-run double to center.

The Bobcats scored a lone run in the fourth and freshman Paula Fryar, (pictured top left), added a home run in the seventh but the damage had been done and the Lady Knights coasted to victory.

Amanda Dodson led the Lady Bobcats with three hits while Melody Williams, Salle Horner, Dakota Beck, and Jessica Kinsey added one hit each in game two.

Sophomore Brittni York earned the win in relief of freshman starter Lauren James. York had three strikeouts over the final 3 2/3 innings while James had one K.

The Lady Bobcats will return to action Tuesday afternoon when they continue CVAC play with a doubleheader at Belmont Abbey.