Winthrop softball picked up a 9-1 win over Cleveland State and a 3-0 win over Wagner, for the Eagles’ third and fourth straight wins, Saturday at the Combat Invitational.
Winthrop’s offense came alive as it totaled 12 runs on 19 hits on the day with seven extra base hits as it improved to 7-10.
The Eagles started the day with a walk-off grand slam to enforce the mercy rule as they won 9-1 in six innings.
Sarah Allen tossed a complete game allowing one unearned run on three hits with no walks and five strikeouts in six innings as she is now 2-4 on the year and has not allowed an earned run the last two starts.
In the nightcap against Wagner (2-5), Dallas King tossed a complete game seven-inning shutout as she allowed just four hits with two walks and five strikeouts to improve to 2-2 on the year.
Winthrop will be back in action next weekend as it hosts the Winthrop/adidas Invitational beginning Friday at 3 p.m. against Marist and Connecticut at 5 p.m.
Furman 4, Winthrop 3: The Eagles fell just short of gaining their third win of the season, falling in Greenville.
The Eagles played well in the doubles round, capturing the point.
In the No. 1 doubles position, Winthrop’s Andressa and Alice Garcia defeated Furman’s Alex Moreno-Kaste and Katherine Oudin, 8-5, while the Paladin’s Ansley Speaks and Blair Martin were victorious over the Eagles Ekin Gunaysu and Caitlin Cridland, 8-6, in the No. 2 doubles position. Tijana Uzelac and Beth Williamson captured the No. 3 doubles position for Winthrop, 8-5, against Kelly Sullivan and Karlee Bryde.
Winthrop fought hard in the singles competition, but came up just short of the victory.
Winthrop’s overall record now stands at 2-2. The Eagles will travel to Raleigh, N.C., for a match against N.C. State, on Thursday, March 6th.