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Softball Picks Up 4-2 Win Over Guilford

Becca Montgomery
Becca Montgomery hit her third homerun of the season in the seventh inning. (Photo by Roy Evans)

GREENSBORO, N.C.- Randolph softball traveled to Guilford on Friday in a resumption of a game that was suspended back on March 24. The WildCats scored early and were able to get the victory with a 4-2 triumph over the Quakers.

Randolph ends its four-game winless streak to improve to 13-18 overall and 6-8 in the ODAC. Guilford drops to 17-18 and 5-11 in the conference.

The WildCats had a runner on first and a 2-0 count on Jordyn Knapp (Woodbridge, Va./C.D. Hylton) when the game resumed. Knapp would end up getting a walk. After Becca Montgomery (Lancaster, S.C./Laney) struck out swinging, Knapp and Brandi Pruitt (Vernon Hill, Va./Chatham) moved ahead on a throwing error on the Quaker catcher. Pruitt was able to score to give the 'Cats a 1-0 lead. Lauren Morris (Troy, N.C./West Montgomery) walked and then stole second base. A wild pitch scored Knapp and Randolph got out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning was complete.

Guilford got on the board on a Sabrina Moreno solo homer in the second inning. The WildCats got the run back as with the bases loaded, Taylor Craft (Altavista, Va./Altavista) was hit by a pitch to score a run and the Randolph lead was 3-1.

Moreno would strike again for the Quakers and cut the Randolph lead to one run with a RBI double in the sixth inning. The WildCats answered as Montgomery hit a home run to left field to lead off the seventh inning and restore the two-run advantage.

It got dicey in the bottom of the seventh as Guilford had runners on first and second with no outs. Randolph was able to get an out on a fielder's choice, then a pop up to second, and finally another fielder's choice to end the game.

Lindsey Chaney (Charlottesville, Va./The Covenant School) picked up the win for the WildCats as she went seven innings giving up two earned runs on seven hits. She struck out eight batters.

Morris was 2-for-2 at the plate and also stole a base. Briana Harbison (Dumfries, Va./Potomac) went 2-for-4 with a stolen bag. Montgomery hit 1-for-4 with her third homer of the season, two runs scored, and one run batted in.

Randolph heads to Shenandoah for an ODAC doubleheader with the Hornets tomorrow afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.