(release courtesy of Erskine Sports Information)

DUE WEST, S.C. --- The Tusculum College softball team split a non-conference doubleheader at Erskine College Tuesday afternoon. Tusculum (4-8) won the opener 5-4 in eight innings, while the Flying Fleet rebounded in the second game, 12-3 in six innings.

In game one, Tusculum took a 3-1 lead in the fourth inning with the key hit coming on Racheal Wilburn's double. The Fleet would tie the game in the fifth with a single from Jocelyn Smith and a double from Katee Knapp. Tusculum would score two runs in the eighth and would hold Erskine to just one run in the bottom of the eighth to take the victory.

Tusculum was led at the plate by Wilburn who was 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI, while Lynnsey Jett was 1-for-2 with three RBI. Holli Cadenhead picked up the win allowing one run in three innings of work.

The Fleet was led at the plate by Knapp who was 3-of-4 with a double and a RBI, while Lauren Gunter was 2-for-2 and Jocelyn Smith was 2-for-4 with a double. Gunter took the loss allowing five runs in eight innings of work and struck out five.

Courtney Davis led the Fleet in game two, going 3-4 with a double, two home runs and four runs batted in, while Knapp was 1-4 with a three run home run. Gunter picked up the win pitching four innings of relief and not allowing a run.

Wilburn once again led Tusculum, going 3-3 with a double while Taylor MacDonald was 2-4 with two doubles and a RBI. Ashley Whitehead picked up the loss allowing six unearned runs in two innings of work.

Tusculum returns to action this weekend at the Bearcat Classic in Greenwood, S.C.