Lady Barons get 3 shutouts in 4-0 start

Lyndsay Gomme's perfect game ignited Brewton-Parker College's sweep of its first four softball games, a stretch in which the Lady Barons' pitchers threw three shutouts and the offense outscored the opposition 44-2.

In Thursday's season-opening doubleheader against Voorhees College (S.C.) at the Brewton-Parker softball field, Gomme's perfect game led the Lady Barons'13-0 win in the opener and Kelly Hamilton followed with a one-hit shutout in an 18-0 victory, both in five innings.

Gomme, a senior from Kelowna, British Columbia, had 12 strikeouts in her perfect game and allowed just three balls hit in play.

On Friday, the Lady Barons found the competition a little tougher than the first-year Voorhees program but again emerged with a sweep, 5-2 and 8-0.

Freshman Emily Woodard (1-0) earned the pitching victory for Brewton-Parker in the opener after pitching 5-1/3 innings, and Gomme earned a save. Senior Ali Furgala led the Lady Barons' offense by going 3-for-4 with a triple, and freshman April Meeks went 2-for-4 at the plate.

Hamilton (2-0), a junior from Fergus, Ontario, threw another five-inning shutout with her two-hitter in the second game, with the offense led by Rachel Harper's three-run triple.

"I've been really pleased with the pitching and defense so far," said Lady Barons coach Jason Bryant, whose team returns to action Wednesday with a home doubleheader against Albany State University beginning at 2 p.m.

Brewton-Parker then makes its first two road trips beginning Monday, Feb. 17, to Agnes Scott College in Decatur and to Albany State on Feb. 20.