CLEVELAND, Tenn.—Agnes Scott Softball dropped a pair of games to NAIA opponent Truett-McConnell on the Lady Bears' Senior Day on Saturday. The Scotties fell on the wrong end of a close 2-0 game in the opener before the long ball carried the Lady Bears to a 9-0 victory in game two.
The Lady Bears took the early advantage with a solo homer off the bat of Brie Levy in the second inning. Levy was also at the center of TMU's second run of the game in the very next frame when she reached base on a Scottie throwing error, allowing a run to score. Agnes Scott struggled with errors in the doubleheader, committing six between the two games.
Agnes Scott's first chance at putting runs in the board came in the top of the fifth with a pair of runners getting on base with two outs. However, Truett-McConnell was able to throw out a runner at home to keep the visitors off the scoreboard.
The Scotties threatened again in the sixth, putting the first two batters on base thanks to a walk and single. A perfectly executed double steal by Tiara White (Sinton, Texas) and Cecilia Siegel (Plantation, Fla.) had two runners in scoring position with no outs in the game. Truett-McConnell's defense shined through by getting a strikeout and double play on a lineout to end the threat.
First-year Taylor Heyser (Miami, Fla.) had two hits to lead the Scotties.
Truett-McConnell controlled the game from beginning to end by scoring in each offensive half inning. Milly Martinet popped a pitch over the left field wall with a runner on and just one out into the game to put the Lady Bears up two. They would add another two runs in the frame.
The Lady Bears put a run on the board in each the second and third innings on groundouts that scored a run from third before tacking on another three runs in the fourth to put the run rule in effect.
Agnes Scott will host Piedmont for the second time this season, on Wednesday. This matchup will count towards USA South conference records.