Allison Collects Three Hits in Split with Francis Marion

Allison Collects Three Hits in Split with Francis Marion

FLORENCE, S.C. - Katie Allison had three hits and a run, and the Belmont Abbey softball team split a doubleheader with Francis Marion, losing the first contest 3-0, while taking the nightcap 2-1.  The Abbey now stands at 12-12 on the season.  The Patriots are now 18-11.

How it Happened

  • The Crusaders managed to get five hits in Game 1, highlighted by a 2-for-3 performance by Allison
  • Annabeth Watkins threw a complete game, giving up just five hits in six innings.  She did not give up a run until the fifth inning
  • In the nightcap, The Abbey offense came out swinging from the start.  Allison singled to start the game, and scored on a single by Melissa Neyhouse
  • Morgan Smith went on to double home Neyhouse
  • Neyhouse got another hit in the fifth, to put two runners on.  The Crusaders, however, came up just short of scoring
  • Ivorie Maltby did not give up a Patriot hit until there were two outs in the third.  She threw a complete game, giving up just one run, none earned
  • The game was called before the bottom of the seventh inning started, due to rain

Up Next

Belmont Abbey will welcome USC Aiken to Crusader Field tomorrow for a doubleheader that will begin at 2 p.m.