Patriots battle it out on the diamonds
Campbellsville University rapped out 30 hits in an afternoon double header against St. Catharine and left the Lady Patriots with two losses on the day, 7-16 and 5-7.
In the first game, St. Catharine crept to within 6-5 after four innings before a Lady Tiger hit a grand slam in the fifth to lengthened their lead to five.
In the second game, SCC loaded the bases in the first only to have the Campbellsville pitcher strike out three straight to end the threat.
Campbellsville did all its damage in the first three innings, scoring one, two and four runs, respectively. The Lady Patriots closed the gap to 7-5 in the bottom of the seventh but three fly balls ended the SCC threat.
England had a solo homer in the first and then Brooke Boils sacrificed Cornett home in the second. In the third, CU came up with seven hits in its four-run frame - all singles.
The Patriots recovered with a pair of wins over Midway College on March 31 (8-5, 9-1).
The ladies currently stand at 11-16 overall and 4-10 in conference play.
On the mens’ side, on March 30 at Edelen-Haydon Field, the St. Catharine College Patriots got timely hitting, good pitching and adequate defense. But in the end it was a pitch just barely out of the strike zone that gave them a 7-6 victory over the visiting 14th ranked Bulldogs from Union College.
The Bat Pats are currently tied for 3rd place with Georgetown in the MSC West Division at 10-10 in conference play and are 25-18-1 overall.
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