DECATUR, Ga.—A late rally in game one fell short for Agnes Scott before Ferrum was able to blast their way to a big win in game two for a sweep over the Scotties. The Panthers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the opener, but Agnes Scott threatened to tie it in the late stages before falling 3-2. Ferrum controlled the second contest from beginning to end, handing the Scotties a 10-0 defeat in six innings.
Agnes Scott dropped its fourth consecutive game and now sits at 2-6 overall in 2018. Ferrum moves up to 4-2 with the sweep.
The Panthers put two runs on the board in the second inning with a two-out rally after rookie Caitlin Weaver (Jacksonville, Fla.) had sent the first five Ferrum batters down in order. A two-out walk opened the door for a double and single in back-to-back at-bats to make it a 2-0 game.
Weaver was able to pitch out of bases-loaded jam in the fourth inning, but Ferrum tacked on another two-out RBI in the fifth off the bat of Tori Scott to increase the lead to three runs.
The Scotties threatened in the bottom half of the fifth with a two-out rally of their own to squeeze the bases full. First-year Melia Venezia (Clover, S.C.) was able to get ahold of one, but the centerfield tracked it down to end the threat.
Agnes Scott was not deterred as they went right back at it in the sixth. Alexei Young (McDonough, Ga.) singled to start off the frame before scoring on a sacrifice bunt turned into a three-base throwing error by the visitors. Jordan Keesler (Trenton, Ga.) also scored in the inning on a groundout to bring the Scotties within one.
Ferrum was able to close things down in the seventh to preserve the win.
Tiffanie Moore had a game-high two hits for the Panthers.
Errors plagued the Scotties in the second game as the Panthers broke up the game with a six-run inning in the top of the sixth.
The Panther scored 10 runs in the contest, only three of which were earned.
Lois Carpenter was the standout of the game for the away side with three hits in four trips, including a solo homer over the wall in center field.
Tiara White (Sinton, Texas) had three hits for the Scotties.
Agnes' trip to LaGrange on Sunday has been postponed due to potential inclement weather in the region. A make-up date will be announced at a later time.