The Roanoke College softball team opened their Old Dominion Athletic Conference schedule by sweeping two games from Shenandoah at the James I. Moyer Complex in Salem Monday. The Maroons won 8-0 and 5-2 in a doubleheader that was moved back a day by inclement weather.
In the first game Roanoke banged out 11 hits. Makayla Austin was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBI while Rebecca Hensley went 2 for 4 with a run and a pair of RBI. Emma Eccles had a pair of hits with two RBI and Jada Karnes pitched five shutout innings, giving up just two hits and recording seven strikeouts.
Roanoke finished off the sweep with a 5-2 win in the nightcap. Morgan Bomhardt earned her second win of the season by going five scoreless innings of one-hit ball.
Rachel Sirbaugh was 1-2 with two runs scored while Austin and Jordyn DiFava each drove in two runs.
The sweep lifted the Maroons to 8-2 on the season overall. Roanoke is back in action this Saturday at the Moyer Complex to host Eastern Mennonite in an ODAC doubleheader beginning at 1 pm.