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Softball Splits ODAC Doubleheader with Guilford

Allison McGehee's two-run bomb in the eighth inning won the opener for Ferrum.
Allison McGehee's two-run bomb in the eighth inning won the opener for Ferrum.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Ferrum College's softball team earned a split at Old Dominion Athletic Conference opponent Guilford College this afternoon at Haworth Field. The Panthers won the opener 4-2 in eight innings, then dropped the nightcap 7-4.

Ferrum 17-17, 7-9 ODAC)
Guilford (21-10, 7-9 ODAC)

Allison McGeHee's two-run homer in the eighth inning was the difference in the opener. McGehee took a 2-2 pitch and sent it sailing over the over the center field fence. Jasmine Agee pitched a complete game, scattering seven hits and two earned runs over eight innings.

Ferrum trailed 3-0 after the an inning in the nightcap, but got one back in the second on Lois Carpenter's solo home run to left field. The Quakers added a run in the third to make in a 4-1 game, then Ferrum struck for two in the fifth off RBI singles by Cheyenne Strickland and Tori Scott, and added a run in the sixth when Carpenter scored off a wild pitch. The Quakers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break the 4-4 deadlock.

Ferrum: McGehee 2-4, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Scott 2-3, double; Agee (W, 5-11) 8 inn, 7 hits, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
Guilford: Katie McNeil (L, 13-5) 8 inn, 7 hits, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K

Guilford: Abigayle Rowell (W, 6-4) 6 inn, 8 hits, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, McNeil (Sv, 1)
Ferrum: Strickland 3-4, run; Ashton Lambeth (L, 12-6) 6 inn, 9 hits, 4 ER

Coach Gerald Culler's team will be back in action Saturday, April 13, at Virginia Wesleyan University. The ODAC doubleheader is scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. start in Virginia Beach.