Winthrop softball split a doubleheader with Appalachian State with a 10-4 win and a 7-6 loss on Wednesday afternoon at Terry Field.
Winthrop is now 13-14 while Appalachian State is 11-9.
“I loved how scrappy we were today,” said Winthrop coach Mark Cooke. “I thought we played really well today. We just couldn’t get the outs we needed there in the seventh of the last game. It was a good ball club we played today and we felt good the way we competed. Hats off to Appalachian State. They were very scrappy as well. We feel like things are starting to come together and I really like the way this group is growing every day.”
Leading 5-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning of game one, Winthrop exploded for five runs for some separation. The big hit came off the bat of Chelsey Schoenfeldt, as she hit her eighth home run of the season over the left field fence, a three-run shot to push the lead to 10-4.
The home run by Schoenfeldt gave her five RBIs in the game as she passed her single-season best in RBI of 32, which she set in 2012. She finished the game 3-for-5 with two runs.
Alissa Scholekopf tossed a complete game to improve to 7-4 as she allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.
Winthrop heads to North Charleston this weekend for a three-game Big South conference series at Charleston Southern. The series begins with a doubleheader on Saturday at 2 p.m., with the final game on Sunday at 2 p.m.