The Roanoke College softball team has a busy schedule this week as the Maroons play two Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheaders.
RC was at Emory & Henry for two games on Wednesday, and Saturday the Maroons are at Virginia Wesleyan
Roanoke was 18-10 overall after splitting a doubleheader with Ferrum at the Moyer Complex Tuesday. The Maroons won the first game, 3-0, but dropped the nightcap in nine innings, 3-2.
Last Saturday Roanoke swept Shenandoah in a twinbill, 1-0 and 7-1, at the Moyer Complex in Salem. The sweep improved RC’s ODAC record to 6-3.
In the first game Rachel Guilliams drove in Brooke Mason in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Maroons to the extra-inning victory. Mason was placed on second in the bottom of the eighth for the international tie breaker situation and Guilliams singled to plate Mason and secure the win.
Emily Salsberry (2-1) earned the win, pitching the final two innings allowing no runs or hits while walking two. Teresa Wagner allowed only two hits and struck out five in six innings of work. Evie Raley and Becca Wenger both went 1-for-3 at the plate for the Maroons.
In the second game Roanoke scored a trio of runs in the first and fifth inning en route to the 7-1 win over SU to secure Saturday’s sweep. Wenger put the Maroons on the board with a single to center to score Katie Smith. Guilliams followed suit for a two-out single to tack on two more runs and give RC a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
Taylor Carter kicked off the second inning with a single through the left side before Smith smacked a double to left, plating Carter to extend Roanoke’s lead to 4-0.
Roanoke added three more runs in the fifth as Erin Forbes hit a double to score pinch-runner Scarlet Sisson followed by a triple from Guillliams to drive in Forbes. Guilliams then scored on a Hornet error to make it a 7-0 game.
Shenandoah scored its only run of the game in the top of the seventh as Koeninger reached on an error and was brought in by a Kristen Weadon single.
Guilliams led RC going 3-for-3 with a triple and three RBI. Taylor Asimakopoulous (2-2) earned the win, allowing only three hits and one run in the complete game performance.