Softball Shuts-Out Capital in Double-Header Home Opener

Softball Shuts-Out Capital in Double-Header Home Opener

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - The Thomas More softball team hosted Capital University in a double-header home opener today. The Saints shut-out the Crusaders in both games, winning 12-0 in game one and 11-0 in game two, both winning in five innings. With the wins, the Saints move back up to .500 on the season at 7-7 overall.

GAME 1

  • The Saints got on the board in the first inning, taking a 2-0 lead. 
  • Mary Beth Odom hit a single to left field, advancing Andrea Gahan to second and scoring Alix DeDreu.
  • Amanda Lloyd singled to center field, advancing Odom to third and scoring Gahan.
  • In the second inning, Gahan singled to left-center field, advancing DeDreu to third and scoring Lindsey Meier
  • Odom hit a three-run home run over the right-center fence, bringing home Gahan and DeDreu. 
  • Morgan Wells singled up the middle, advancing Kenzi Dickerson and scoring Lloyd.
  • Meier singled up the middle, moving Sydney Turner to second, Wells to third and scored Taylor Peterson, who pinch ran for Dickerson.
  • Whitney Quillen grounded out to second base, moving Meier to second, Turner to third, and scored Wells for the seventh run of the second inning. 
  • In the third inning, Dickerson hit a home run over the left field fence, scoring Odom in the process.
  • DeDreu doubled to center field, scoring Quillen for the final run of the game for the Saints. 

  • The Saints found their way home at least once in four consecutive innings. 
  • Dickerson hit her first home run of the season in the third inning. 
  • MeierDickerson, Odom, Gahan, and DeDreu each recorded two hits in the game, with Odom and Meier going a perfect 2-2 at the plate.
  • Odom led the team with four RBI's in the game.
  • DeDreu hit the lone double for the Saints. 
  • DeDreu pitched four innings, facing 15 batters, allowing zero runs, only three hits, and five strikeouts. 
  • Olivia Jackson replaced DeDreu on the mound in the final inning, facing five batters, allowing zero runs, one hit, and one strikeout. 
  • The Saints had the 12-4 advantage in hits against the Crusaders.


GAME 2

  • In the second inning, Meier reached first on an error by the right fielder, advancing to second and eventually to third on another error by the catcher. Baylee HobeikaWells, and Peterson reached home in the process for the first three runs of the game. 
  • Gahan singled up the middle, advancing DeDreu to third and scoring Quillen.
  • Odom doubled to left-field, scoring Gahan and DeDreu, giving the Saints a 6-0 lead.
  • Dickerson doubled down the left field line, advancing Lloyd to third and scoring Odom.
  • Wells singled up the middle, scoring Dickerson and Lloyd for the ninth run of the second inning. 
  • Maddie Johnson singled up the middle, ended up being thrown out at second from the center fielder to the shortstop, but scored Lloyd and Odom to take an 11-0 lead. 

  • GahanLloyd, and Wells recorded two hits each in game two. 
  • Johnson and Odom led the team with two RBI's each. 
  • Hannah Sprague started on the mound for the Saints, facing 12 batters, allowing only two hits and recording one strikeout.
  • Kianah Towe replaced Sprague, facing 11 batters, allowing four hits and striking out one batter. 
  • The Saints had a 10-6 hit advantage in game two against the Crusaders. 

  • The Saints host another doubleheader on Mar. 23 against Wittenberg at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.