ARNOLD, MD – Riverhawk softball swept region/division opponent Westmoreland County Community College, on what turned out to be a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The two wins move the Riverhawks to 9-10 on the season, 2-2 in the conference.
Game 1 had Kaitlyn Nutwell starting on the mound for AACC. Nutwell would get the win for the Riverhawks, throwing 10 strikeouts, giving up 6 hits against 27 batters of the 6-inning game. Nutwell would also go 3-3 at bat with 3 runs.
A 3-run homer by the Wolf Pack of Westmoreland would briefly tie the game at 5-5 but the consistent hitting of the Riverhawk offense led to AACC scoring 3 in the 5th and then 5 in the bottom of the 6th to end the game after 6 innings, 13-5, in favor of the Riverhawks.
Game 2 started with Logan Endley-Abbott on the mound for the Riverhakws. Facing 28 batters, Endley-Abbott pitched all 7 innings of the game with 1 strikeout, allowing 5 hits. At bat, Endley-Abbott went 1-3 with 1 run and 2 RBIs.
Gabrielle Bobel went 2-4 at bat with 2 runs and 3 RBIs, hitting a triple (click for video) with the bases loaded – giving AACC a 4-1 lead. Brittany Lowe was hitting well in game 2 going 3-3 with 1 run, Hope Micallef went 1-3 with runs, with Alyssa Thompson and Brittney Barlow also scoring for the Riverhawks.
The Riverhawks continued their push, until claiming the victory of game two, 8-1.
Not much time to rest for the Riverhawks as they will host another double-header this afternoon (April 3rd) against the Trojans of Allegany College of Maryland. Game 1 is set for 3:00 p.m.