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BPC Softball struggles on current road trip
By Taylor Hereford
Director of Marketing
The Brewton-Parker College softball team has struggled on its recent 10-game conference road trip, winning two of its first six games.
Following a doubleheader sweep by Faulkner University, the Barons (26-18, 6-10 SSAC) traveled to Rome for a doubleheader against Shorter College. The team fought through some defensive miscues to have a chance at winning the first game only to see Shorter slip away, 7-5. Krissy Reill led the Barons at the plate with three hits. Courtney Payne, Lindsay Hamrick, Britney Euler and Ashley Beecher each added two hits. Kelli Wilson and Bridget Ingram also had hits for the Barons.
The second game saw the Barons get their only hits of the night in the first inning – one each from Beecher and Britney Smiley – as the Lady Hawks pitched an 8-0 shutout. Reill, who started the game, took the loss on the mound with Keena Hallman and Leah Bennett pitching in relief.
Trying to turn things around after four straight losses, Meegan Wilmot pitched all seven innings in the opening game of the Emmanuel College doubleheader en route to a 5-4 win. Wilmot’s pitching was supported at the plate by Reill’s perfect 4-for-4 (two RBIs) performance. Payne added two hits, including a home run, while Beecher, Smiley, Wilson and Euler all had hits in the game.
In game two, the Barons again benefited from their pitching staff, with Hallman and Reill holding off the Lady Lions, 11-8. Euler and Smiley led BPC at the plate with three hits, while Wilson finished with two. Beecher, Reill, Hamrick, Ingram and Racheal Nutter also made contributions offensively for the Barons.
Head coach Jason Bryant was proud of the way his team handled losing its first four games to come back and sweep Emmanuel College.
“Reeling from four straight losses, the young Barons took the field (against Emmanuel) to prove something to themselves, and they did just that,” said Bryant.
BPC concludes the present road trip this weekend with doubleheaders at Brenau University and Southern Wesleyan University. The Barons return home April 2 for a four-game home stand against Emmanuel and Shorter.