Bulldogs 4-0 After Sweeping Dolphins
WILLIAMSTON—Pitt Community College is off to a 4-0 start this season after sweeping a doubleheader against College of the Albemarle Saturday at Godwin-Coppage Park.
PCC fell behind 1-0 in the first inning but quickly erased the deficit in the bottom half of the frame en route to a 6-1 victory.
Sophomore pitcher Kelli Patrick picked up the win for the Bulldogs. She started and went four innings, allowing one run, three hits and a walk to go along with three strikeouts.
The Dolphins struck early in Saturday's first game, when Anna Pierce single to left and came home two batters later on a Rebekah Brown triple down the first base line.
Pitt answered moments later. Amanda Daw took first after being hit by a pitch and was moved to second by sophomore Cassie Harrell. After stealing third, Daw came home when Patrick reached base on an errant throw.
A single by Kaylee Nappo brought Patrick around and gave PCC a 2-1 lead. The Bulldogs would go on to add three runs in the second, one more in the fourth and another in the sixth.
Daw led Pitt from the plate, finishing with a pair of singles in three at-bats. Patrick had two runs batted in on the day.
Dayvee Daniels was solid in relief of Patrick. The freshman pitched the final three innings, striking out three, walking two and allowing just two hits.
Patrick homered and got offensive help from Brittany Gibson and Daw as PCC scored early and often in game two against COA to win 9-1.
A leadoff double by Daw set the stage for a four-run first inning for Pitt. With Daw on second, Harrell doubled to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 advantage. Patrick’s two-run homer made it 3-0 before Gibson singled and scored on a Kate Hanley single to right field for a 4-0 lead.
The Dolphins got on the scoreboard in the top of the second when Brown homered off Daniels to make it 4-1.
PCC extended its lead to 7-1 with three runs in the fourth before scoring twice in the sixth to finish the game early.
Daniels earned the win with three strong innings from the circle. She allowed one run and two hits before Mary Kate Morris came on to pitch the final three frames. Morris gave up just one hit while striking out two and walking two.
In addition to her two-run homer, Patrick singled and doubled for the Bulldogs. Daw went 2-for-3, and Gibson finished 3-for-4 with a pair of singles and a double.
PCC travels to Elizabeth City Saturday for a doubleheader rematch with COA, starting at 12 p.m.