LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Motlow Lady Bucks continued their strong start to the softball season when they traveled to Dyersburg on Monday and swept Dyersburg State 3-2, 2-1. The series was originally scheduled for four games, but the first two were rained out. No makeup date has been announced.
The Lady Bucks (9-3-2, 6-2) are scheduled to travel to Pulaski on Wednesday for a non-conference doubleheader with the Martin Methodist College JV. Motlow returns home this weekend for a four-game series with TCCAA rival Roane State. The first pitch Friday is scheduled for 2 p.m., while Saturday’s doubleheader begins at noon.
Motlow featured outstanding pitching in both wins over Dyersburg. Cameron Pearson raised her record to 5-1 by tossing five shutout innings in game one. After allowing two runs in the sixth, Pearson was pulled for Riley Long, who shut down the Lady Eagles the final two innings and picked up the save.
The Lady Bucks scored single runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings. Bridgette Wilson’s single drove home Morgan Moyers in the first after Moyers opened the inning with a single and stole second base. In the fourth, Taylor Wolaver walked with one out, went to second on a ground out, and scored on a Dyersburg State error.
Leading 2-0, the Lady Bucks added what turned out to be the winning run in the fifth. Moyers once again started the rally from her leadoff position by opening the inning with a single. After moving to third on another Dyersburg error, Moyers scored on Wilson’s groundout.
During game two it was Miranda Whelan who started in the circle and kept the Lady Eagles at bay for much of her 5.2 innings. Whelan scattered seven hits and allowed the one run. Long earned her second save of the day by pitching the final 1.1 inning, allowing only one hit.
Motlow scored both runs in the fifth inning. With one out Moyers doubled, then scored when Wilson doubled with two outs. Aubrey Crowell followed Wilson with the third double of the inning, driving in what proved to be the winning run.
Moyers went 4-8 on the day and scored three runs, Crowell had three hits and Wilson had two hits and two RBI.
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—C. SCOTT SHASTEEN, Motlow College Sports Information