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Cumberland Univ.200114X891
Win: Caplinger (4-1) 6.062221
Loss: West (1-5) 5.075240
Smith (BRYAN) 412000
Olander (BRYAN) 322010
Sober (BRYAN) 302000
Graham (CUSB) 322010
Antonelli (CUSB) 322300
Hegre (CUSB) 402100
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Bryan College00010131
Cumberland Univ.01022590
Win: Arndt (4-0) 5.031143
Loss: Owens (1-4) 4.295511
Olander (BRYAN) 211010
O'Shields (BRYAN) 201000
McKernie (BRYAN) 101010
Caplinger (CUSB) 312000
Antonelli (CUSB) 322100
Antonelli, Hegre help CU sweep Bryan
Friday, March 1, 2019
Antonelli, Hegre help CU sweep Bryan
Brigid Antonelli recorded four hits and four RBIs and scored four times in CU's doubleheader sweep Friday against Bryan College. (Credit Bob Tamboli)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Brigid Antonelli posted four hits, four RBIs and four runs scored and Tawnee Hegre added three hits and three RBIs in Cumberland’s doubleheader sweep, 8-5 and 5-1, over Bryan College in softball action Friday at the CU Softball Field.

The second game was called after five innings due to darkness.

Antonelli recorded two hits and scored twice and cleared the bases with a double in a four-run sixth inning that broke the first game open, giving the Phoenix (9-2) an 8-2 advantage. Bryan hit a three-run homer in the seventh for the final score.

Kayley Caplinger (4-1) gave up two first-inning runs and nothing else in six innings of work in the first game. The righthander allowed six hits, walked two and struck out one, inducing 10 ground-ball outs for her fourth straight victory in the circle.

Sydney West (1-5) suffered the loss for Bryan, giving up five runs, two earned, on seven hits with four walks in five-plus innings.

Antonelli singled, doubled and scored twice in the second contest while Hegre drove in a pair of runs with a double in the 5-1 win over the Lions (3-9).

That backed up Morgan Arndt (4-0), who allowed one run on three hits in five innings. She walked four and struck out three, getting eight ground-ball outs.

Madison Owens (1-4) took the loss for the Lions, giving up five runs on nine hits in 4.2 innings.

Both teams scored twice in the first inning of the opener, with Bryan’s Heidi Smith leading off the game with a single. She was out on a fielder’s choice and Sydney Olander stole second and third before a two-out, two-run homer to left from Hannah O’Shields gave the visitors an early lead.

Cumberland answered with two runs in the bottom of the frame starting with a leadoff single by Tyra Graham. Imani Torregano’s bunt was thrown away by Bryan’s Maryah Sober and Graham came all the way around to score on the play. Caplinger followed with an RBI single, evening the contest at two after an inning.

Both teams stranded a pair of runners in the second inning and Caplinger worked around her own error and a single by Sober in the fourth to keep the game tied at two.

The Phoenix took the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth when Hegre led off with a single but pinch-runner Jasmine Krauss was thrown out trying to steal. Kaylee Luckett walked and Caitlyn Griffin reached on an bobbled catch. Graham drew a free pass with two outs and pinch-hitter Madison Woodruff’s infield single plated Luckett for a 3-2 CU edge.

Cumberland added another run in the fifth starting with a leadoff single from Antonelli, who moved to second Paolo Del Valle’s sacrifice bunt. Hegre then doubled to leftcenter, pushing across Antonelli for a 4-2 advantage.

The Phoenix broke the game open in the sixth after a leadoff walk by Taylor Woodring, which ended the day for West. Graham singled to right and Caplinger reached on an error by rightfielder Shannon White, loading the bases. Antonelli cleared the bases with a double and she took third on the throw before a walk to Del Valle.

Pinch-runner Kelsie Boyle stole second and Antonelli scored when the throw sailed into centerfield for an 8-2 lead.

The Lions scored three times in the seventh when Smith singled and Olander walked before a three-run homer to center by Durham for the final runs of the contest.

Graham posted two hits and scored twice, Antonelli added two hits, two runs and three RBIs and Hegre collected two hits. Olander recorded two hits and scored twice for the Lions.

Cumberland struck first in the second contest when Del Valle walked to leadoff the second inning and moved to second on a groundout by Hegre. With two outs Krauss singled to center, plating the run for a 1-0 CU edge.

Bryan evened the game at one in the fourth after a leadoff single by Olander and a one-out single from O’Shields. Owens helped herself with a sacrifice fly to center, plating Olander.

The Phoenix answered in the bottom of the frame, starting with infield singles by Caplinger and Antonelli. Del Valle reached when the throw on her bunt was dropped at first base and Hegre followed with a two-run single to left for a 3-1 CU advantage.

Cumberland added two more runs in the fifth before darkness fell, beginning with a two-out single by Caplinger, who went to second on a wild pitch and scored on Antonelli’s double to leftcenter. Del Valle also doubled, pushing across the final run of the game.

The Phoenix do not play again until March 10 and 11, doubleheaders at Tennessee Wesleyan and Hiwassee College.