Softball Drops Both Games Of Season Opening Doubleheader At Francis Marion

Softball Drops Both Games Of Season Opening Doubleheader At Francis Marion

The Belmont Abbey softball team dropped both of its games at Francis Marion this afternoon in the 2014 season-opening doubleheader. The Crusaders suffered a 10-0 loss in five innings in game one, and lost game two by a score of 5-0. 13 of Francis Marion's 15 runs were unearned.

In the opener, the Patriots scored eight times in the third inning to open up a 9-0 lead. Francis Marion scored once in the first-on a homer to left-and tacked on another in the fourth.

Taylor Luff picked up the win after going the distance, tossing a no hitter and striking out 12. Samantha Jacobs was charged with the loss. She gave up nine runs, only one earned, with a strikeout.

In the nightcap, Francis Marion scored two in the first and tacked one four more in the third, three coming on a homer by Taylor Barrineau, the sister of Abbey outfielder Courtney Barrineau.

The Crusaders finished with two hits, coming on a singles by Nikki Faust and Shannon Cardillo.

Katie Carnes moved her record to 1-0 in the victory, allowing just two hits and striking out ten in a complete game effort.

Catelyn Presley allowed five runs, only one earned, in five innings to take the loss.