MILLIGAN, Tenn. – Southern Wesleyan softball held on for a 7-6 victory in game one against Milligan before game two was suspended due to darkness with the Buffaloes leading 3-0 after four innings. No date or time has been selected at this time to finish game two.
The Warriors (3-2) jumped out to a big lead with a five-run fourth inning. A six-run seventh for Milligan (0-5) brought them to within a run of tying the game. The tying run was left at second base as Allison Parker struck out Ashley Arnold to end the game. Parker picked up the save in relief of Jenn Jacoby. Parker got the final two outs and allowed a hit.
Jacoby allowed just four hits over the first six innings before giving up three in the seventh. She walked three in that seventh inning and walked seven overall. Jacoby also struck out eight.
Lizzie Fela blasted her fourth home run in two days and Katie Jacoby hit her first of the season as the Warriors continued to show their power with the bats. Both home runs came in that five-run fourth, Fela’s was a two-run shot and Jacoby’s was a three-run bomb. The Warriors added a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, which turned out to be very beneficial, McKenzie Holbrooks brought in a run with a base hit and another run scored on an error.
The Warriors continued their road swing by heading to Truett-McConnell for a double-header on Tuesday. First pitch was set for 5 p.m.