|February 25, 2019||1||2||3||4||5||R||H||E|
|Win: Caplinger (2-1)||4.0||2||0||0||2||4|
|Loss: Hutchins (0-2)||4.0||7||8||5||4||0|
|February 25, 2019||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||R||H||E|
|Win: Arndt (3-0)||5.0||5||0||0||2||5|
|Loss: Smith (0-2)||6.0||6||7||5||4||3|
LEBANON, Tenn. – Kayley Caplinger homered and got the win in the circle in the opener and Jasmine Krauss posted two hits and scored twice in the second half, as Cumberland swept a doubleheader from Hiwassee College, 8-0 and 7-0, in softball action here Monday at the CU Softball Field.
The Phoenix (6-1) played for the first time in nine days because of rain and managed just 13 hits offensively in the twinbill, but Caplinger, Morgan Arndt and Natasha Trujillo allowed only nine hits and four walks in shutting out the Tigers (1-7).
Caplinger (2-1) struck out four and allowed two hits and two walks in four innings for the win in the first game. The Tigers had at least one baserunner in all four frames and two in the fourth, but the righthander induced five ground ball outs in addition to her four punchouts.
The sophomore hit a two-run homer in the first inning of the contest as well, setting the tone in the 8-0 win.
Hiwassee’s Claudia Hutchins took the loss, giving up eight runs, five earned, on seven hits with four walks. Caplinger and Hegre each drove in two runs for the Phoenix.
Krauss singled, tripled and scored twice in the second contest, backing up five shutout innings from Morgan Arndt (3-0), who got in-and-out of trouble in the third, fourth, fifth and seventh innings, stranding eight Hiwassee baserunners. The senior gave up five hits, walked two and struck out five to keep her record perfect.
Hiwassee’s Ashlyn Smith took the loss, allowing seven runs, five earned, on six hits with four walks and three strikeouts. The Tigers committed three errors that led to five unearned runs in the doubleheader.
The Phoenix started quickly in the opener, with Imani Torregano drawing a one-out walk in the first inning and Caplinger following with a two-run blast to rightcenter, her first of the season.
Tyra Graham led off the third inning with a solo homer to left for Cumberland, her first of the year as well, and Torregano reached on a throwing error and stole second. She was tagged out at third on Caplinger’s fielder’s choice but Brigid Antonelli followed with a single and a two-out single from Courtney Miles plated a run.
Tawnee Hegre then singled, pushing across two more runs for a 6-0 CU advantage.
Taylor Woodring started the fourth inning with a double to leftcenter and stole third before an RBI single by Torregano. Caplinger walked but Torregano was thrown out trying to steal third. Pinch-runner Dee Dee Dunn stole third and after a walk to Antonelli, the two executed the double steal for the final run of the contest.
Cumberland got a run in the first inning of the second contest as well when Graham drew a leadoff walk, stole second and third and scored on Torregano’s squeeze bunt.
Hegre drew a free pass with one out in the second inning and Kaylee Luckett walked before an infield single by Krauss. Woodring then singled sharply to center and one run scored. Luckett was caught in a run-down but the throw to the plate got away, allowing her and Krauss to come across for a 4-0 CU lead.
In the fourth Krauss sliced a triple down the rightfield line and scored on a wild pitch.
Antonelli singled to center with one out in the fifth and Paolo Del Valle’s grounder to deep short did not result in an out. Miles blooped an RBI single down the rightfield line and Del Valle came across on a sacrifice fly to center by Luckett, extending the advantage to 7-0.
Cumberland heads to Cleveland, Ga., for a doubleheader Wednesday against 20th-ranked Truett-McConnell and returns home Friday for a 1 p.m. twinbill versus Bryan College.