Softball sweeps Golden Wolves

Kayli Paugh (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)
Kayli Paugh (photo by Craig Chase, craigchasephotography.com)

READING, Pa. - Hood College's Kayli Paugh pitched a complete game shutout in the opener and the Blazers' offense took care of things in game two in a 1-0, 6-2 sweep of Alvernia in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth play. 

Paugh struck out three and scattered eight hits. She did not walk a batter. Kristy Erfurdt scored three of Hood's six runs in the nightcap, while Paugh, Jasmine Webster and Kaitlin Barron each drove in two runs. 

Hood 1, Alvernia 0

  • Paugh outdueled the Golden Wolves' Riley Shields, who pitched a three-hitter and struck out nine. 
  • The Blazers pushed the game's only run home in the third inning. Alex Herschman led off with a single and ended up on third after Kristen Scott was hit by a pitch and Erfurdt reached on an error. Sophia Leaman followed with an infield single to drive in Herschman before Shields struck out the next two hitters to end the threat. 
  • Hood's only other hit in the game was a fifth-inning single by Caitlin Gosline
  • Sarah Reinert went 3 for 4 for Alvernia. 

Hood 6, Alvernia 2

  • The Blazers broke open a one-run game with a three-run fifth inning. Leading 2-1, Scott led off the inning with a walk and an Erfurdt single and a walk by Paugh loaded the bases. Webster knocked in a run with a fielder's choice for a 3-1 lead. Erfurdt and Paugh scored on a two-run double from Barron to make it 5-1. 
  • Alvernia scored in the bottom of the fifth but Webster drove in Erfurdt in the seventh for an insurance run and stretched the lead to 6-2. 
  • Hood opened the scoring in the third with a two-run double off the bat of Paugh to drive in Gosline and Erfurdt. Reinert executed a squeeze for the Golden Wolves' first run in the bottom of the inning. 
  • Leaman went the distance and allowed only five hits and did not walk a batter. She struck out five. Scott, Erfurdt and Webster had two hits apiece. 
  • Nicole August took the loss. She surrendered five runs in 4.1 innings on seven hits and three walks. 

Notes

  • Hood improved to 13-15 overall and 4-6 in the MAC Commonwealth. 
  • Alvernia dropped to 19-8-1 and 5-7. 

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