GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - The Tusculum College softball team split with UVA Wise Sunday afternoon with a 4-2 victory in the first game and a 3-0 loss in the second. The Pioneers are 6-10 while UVA Wise is 1-1.
TC scored their first run in the first inning as Anna Johnson started the team off with a base hit followed by an Ashley Basilicato triple which brought Johnson in. The Pioneers continued to score in the fifth inning after Kristina Neal was walked and brought home with a double from Jennifer Turley taking the 2-0 lead. Turley reached third on a pass ball and advanced home after a stolen base by Taylor MacDonald. McDonald was brought home by a fielder's choice to Johnson for the 4-0 lead after the inning.
UVA Wise retaliated in the sixth inning with two runs. Shelly Newton started the Cavaliers off with a double and was brought home after an error and advancing on the throw. Brittany Lawson reached first on an error and came home on a sacrifice fly to close in on the Pioneers, 4-2.
Holli Cadenhead got the win and is 2-3 while Megan DuBois recorded her first save. Cavalier pitcher Lauren Snead got the loss and is 1-0.
In the second game, Mary Wilson was walked and brought in on an error in the second inning for the quick 1-0 lead. UVA Wise extended their lead to 2-0 after a homerun by Lawson in the fourth. The Cavaliers grabbed the 3-0 win after a base hit by Sarah Frazier brought in Hannah Ellis who reached first on an error, stole second and reached third on a fielder's choice.
Amanda Wheeler-Sims got the win and is 1-0 while Ashley Whitehead recorded the loss and is 2-5.
The Pioneers will host Alderson-Broaddus Tuesday at 1 p.m.