Lady Barons complete season-opening home stand 6-0
Two victories for the Brewton-Parker College softball team over Albany State University on Thursday improved the Lady Barons' record to 6-0 in their season-opening home stand.
The Lady Barons rode sophomore Aislyn MacLeod's four-hit pitching shutout to a 9-0 victory and followed with a 10-2 win to complete the nonconference sweep at the Brewton-Parker softball field.
MacLeod (1-0) struck out five in the five-inning opener, which senior Alissa Vogt -- MacLeod's catcher and fellow native of Kelowna, British Columbia -- ended in the fifth inning with a three-run double.
Brewton-Parker had six hits, with Kelly Phelps driving in two runs.
In the second game, senior Kendra Sewell had two doubles and one RBI and freshman Rachel Harper was 2-for-3 with an RBI in offering support for senior pitcher Lyndsay Gomme.
Gomme (2-0), another product of Kelowna, British Columbia, spared Albany State just two hits and struck out 11 while allowing her first earned run in 11-2/3 innings pitched in three of the Lady Barons' first six games.
This week's action included Brewton-Parker's first road trip, Monday to Agnes Scott College in Decatur, before they travel to Albany on Thursday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader against the Lady Rams.
Agnes Scott then reciprocates the Lady Barons' trip on Saturday when it visits Brewton-Parker for a noon twin bill.
Next week's action begins with a 2 p.m. double dip Monday, Feb. 24, against Thomas University in Thomasville and the opener of Georgia-Alabama-Carolina conference play March 1 at home against Emmanuel College.
Brewton-Parker College sophomore Aislyn MacLeod slides safely into third base during the first game of the Lady Barons' doubleheader sweep of Albany State University on Thursday at the Brewton-Parker softball field on the campus in Mount Vernon. MacLeod was the winning pitcher in the first game, which the Lady Barons won 9-0 in five innings. (Photo by Charles Conkin)