April 09, 2019123456RHE
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Win: Epperson (10-1) 6.032117
Loss: Arndt (9-6) 5.078841
Dunn (CUSB) 202100
Pilgrim (LWC) 342312
Boursaw (LWC) 412201
Kaluau (LWC) 312201
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Lindsey Wilson131000X551
Win: Ramirez (10-0) 7.0200311
Loss: Caplinger (6-6) 3.045550
Graham (CUSB) 301000
Torregano (CUSB) 101010
Kaluau (LWC) 313100
Blue Raiders sweep two from CU
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Blue Raiders sweep two from CU
Kayley Caplinger delivers a pitch during Tuesday's second game at Lindsey Wilson. (Credit Lindsey Wilson Sports Information)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Callum Pilgrim homered twice in the first game and Annabelle Ramirez tossed a two-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts in the second contest in eighth-ranked Lindsey Wilson’s doubleheader sweep, 10-2 and 5-0, against Cumberland in softball action Tuesday in Columbia, Ky.

Pilgrim homered twice, drove in three runs and scored four times in the opener for the Blue Raiders (29-1, 12-0 Mid-South) while Jaydee Boursaw and Makea-Al Kaluau posted two hits and two RBIs each. Lindsey Wilson scored twice in the first and third innings and added four runs in the fifth before ending the game with two more runs in the sixth.

Hannah Epperson (10-1) allowed one earned run on three hits in six innings for the victory, walking four and striking out one. Morgan Arndt (9-6) suffered the loss for CU, giving up eight runs on seven hits in five innings.

DeeDee Dunn posted two of the hits and drove in a run for the Phoenix (18-15, 4-10).

Lyric Houston’s three-run homer in the second inning of the second game provided all of the offense Ramirez (10-0) would need. She walked three in the complete-game victory, getting out of jams in the third and fifth innings with strikeouts.

Kaluau recorded three of LWC’s five hits and the Blue Raiders took advantage of six walks by Cumberland pitchers. Kayley Caplinger (6-6) allowed five runs on four hits with five walks in three innings.

Pilgrim led off the first game with a homer to center and two batters later, Boursaw also homered to centerfield for a 2-0 LWC edge.

Desiree Chang walked to start the third for the Blue Raiders and Pilgrim followed with a two-run blast to left, extending the lead to 4-0.

Tyra Graham reached on an error to leadoff the CU fourth inning and stole second. She scored on a two-out single to rightcenter from Madison Woodruff.

Cumberland scored again in the fifth when Caplinger was hit to start the frame and pinch-runner Kelsie Boyle moved to second on Tawnee Hegre’s sacrifice bunt. Boyle took third on a wild pitch and Dunn delivered a two-out single to right, cutting the Lindsey Wilson advantage to 4-2.

Pilgrim walked and stole second to begin the bottom of the fifth and Zakiya Sizemore singled up the middle, putting runners on the corners. Boursaw’s groundout to first pushed Sizemore to second and both runners scored on a single to center by Kalli Harris.

The Blue Raiders were not done in the frame, though, with Kaluau belting a two-out, two-run homer to center, extending the LWC lead to 8-2.

In the sixth Samantha Luckett and Chang both singled against CU reliever Natasha Trujillo and Pilgrim’s fielder’s choice put runners on the corners. Pilgrim stole second and Samantha Luckett scored on a sacrifice fly by Sizemore. Boursaw followed with an RBI single to leftcenter for the final run of the game.

The Blue Raiders struck for a run in the first inning of the second contest thanks to a two-out walk to Boursaw, who scored on a triple by Harris.

In the second inning Kaluau singled to leadoff and Samantha Luckett walked. Both runners moved up on a sac bunt by Lauren Lett and Houston followed with a three-run homer to left for a 4-0 LWC advantage.

Cumberland threatened in the third inning after Hegre was hit to start the frame but pinch-runner Jasmine Krauss was thrown out stealing second. Imani Torregano walked with two outs and Graham singled to left, but Dunn struck out to end the inning.

Harris walked and stole second in the bottom of the inning and took third on a groundout by Cassie Matlock. Kaluau then singled to rightcenter, plating Harris for a 5-0 Lindsey Wilson lead.

In the fifth Kaylee Luckett drew a 12-pitch walk and moved to second on a wild pitch. Torregano singled up the middle, putting runners on the corners, but Ramirez struck out Graham and Dunn to end the frame.

Cumberland returns home this weekend, facing the University of Pikeville in a four-game series. Friday’s doubleheader begins at 1 p.m. and Saturday’s twinbill starts at Noon.