Softball Stumbles in Triangle Classic

Kristy Erfurdt
Kristy Erfurdt

CARY, N.C. - The Hood College softball team dropped its final two games at the Triangle Classic, falling 10-1 to Averett and 2-0 against William Peace. 

Kristy Erfurdt went 3 for 3 in the first game, while Sophia Leaman pitched a scoreless 6.2 innings in relief against William Peace. 

Averett 10, Hood 1

  • The Cougars turned in three-run innings in the third, fourth and fifth innings to stop the game early. 
  • Hood scored its run in the first when Erfurdt scored on a sacrifice fly by Jasmine Webster
  • Nicole Cauthen tied the game with an RBI single in the bottom of the first, then gave Averett the lead with a three-run homer in the third. She drove in the final run of the fourth inning to make it 7-1. 
  • In addition to Erfurdt's three hits, Kristen Scott reached base twice via a hit and a walk.
  • Cauthen went 3 for 3 with five runs batted in. 
  • Al Herschman took the loss, allowing seven runs in 3.1 innings. Kiley Banks pitched the final 1.1 in relief, surrendering three runs. 
  • Dani Kahn was the winning pitcher scattering five hits and walk in the complete game. 

William Peace 2, Hood 0

  • Kelsey Durham pitched a one-hit shutout for the Pacers. 
  • The Blazers' only hit was a single by Kayli Paugh in the fourth inning. Kaitlin Barron walked twice. 
  • William Peace scored both of its runs in the first inning. Kristina Mojica drew a bases-loaded walk and Kacy Haithcock had an RBI infield single. 
  • Nadia Blevins had two hits and two walks. Mojica had a hit and walked twice. 
  • Leaman came on in the first in relief of Paugh. Leaman worked around eight hits and five walks to pitch 6.2 scoreless frames. 
  • Durham walked four and struck out two. 

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