Anderson, S.C.- Anderson University softball used solid pitching and timely hitting to earn a 4-1 win in game one over South Atlantic Conference opponent Carson-Newman before falling in the nightcap, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon at the AU Softball Complex.
Anderson moves to 19-13 overall and 3-5 in conference action while the Eagles move to 15-6 overall and 2-6 in SAC play.
Game One: Anderson 4 Carson-Newman 1
Anderson scored two runs in the second and fifth innings allowing only a lone run in the third inning.
Senior Breanna Hagerty and freshman Gracie William each batted 1-for-2 with Hagerty scoring and driving in a run.
Sophomore Harlie Duncan (11-4) gave up four hits, striking out four while issuing on walks to pick up the win.
- Anderson and Carson-Newman each recorded four hits.
- The Eagles committed one error on the game.
- The Eagles left four runners on base while the Trojans left two.
Game Two Carson-Newman 3 Anderson 2
Carson-Newman built a 2-0 lead through five and a half innings of play with the Trojans knotted the game up at two apiece with a two run sixth. The Eagles were able to push across a solo run it the top half of the seventh and hold off the Black and Gold to take game two of the doubleheader.
- Anderson outhit the Eagles 11-7
- The Trojans left 10 runners on base
Anderson will travel to SAC opponent Catawba on Saturday. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 1 pm.