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Softball Sweeps Principia 8-0, 5-4; Schuberth Deals One-Hitter

Softball Sweeps Principia 8-0, 5-4; Schuberth Deals One-Hitter

GREENVILLE, Ill. – The Lady Panthers kicked of the first of a four game home stand with a double-header sweep of SLIAC opponent Principia on Thursday night. Junior pitcher Lindsey Schuberth tossed a one-hit shut out to blank PC 8-0 in the opener, and Greenville closed the double-dip with a late-inning three-run rally to claim the win in the capper 5-4.

In the opener GC found their bats early, scoring seven runs in the first three innings on the way to the 8-0 shut out. Offensively Angie Doherty and Mattie Fairchild headlined the ladies efforts in the win. Doherty batted 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI, and Fairchild went 3-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and an RBI respectively. 

Game two was a much closely contested battle with the Lady Panthers using a three-run eighth inning rally to push past Principia and complete the sweep with the 5-4 victory. Doherty again came up big for the Black & Orange, batting 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a clutch RBI double to spark the three-run eighth.

On the mound Schuberth picked up her seventh and eighth wins of the 2011 season, pitching a complete game shutout in the first, and a four inning, three hit effort in the capper.

With the wins GC softball moves to 13-16 (7-5 SLIAC) on the season.

Greenville softball will return to action tomorrow as they take on Spalding in double-header action. The contests will serve as GC softball Senior Night, with both Lesley Holloway and Sara Mize being honored.   

This story was published on April 28, 2011


This story is cross posted from http://www.greenville.edu/news/softball-sweeps-principia-80-54-schuberth-deals-onehitter



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