Trojans softball win streak now at eightPublished 12:05pm Thursday, March 14, 2013
By Ed Bailey
After sweeping up Alabama Southern in a double-header by scores of 6-3 and 3-0, the Trojans have won eight straight contests.
With the two victories, CACC’s record on the diamond is now at an impressive 21-2.
The eight-game win streak is the second longest for CACC. The Trojans put together a 12-game string of victories from Feb. 5 – March 2.
In the Trojans’ current stretch, offensive proficiency punctuated CACC’s strong play. In their first six wins, the Trojans were winning games comfortably, by an average score of 11-2.
Defense and timely hitting dominated their most recent outings according to CACC head softball coach Greg Shivers.
“We didn’t play our best, but we got clutch hits,” Shivers said. “We’re happy that we’re able to keep it going.”
Lindsay Broome pushed her record to 11-0 on the year after going the distance for the Trojans in the first half of the double-header. She also produced at the plate, smacking one over the fence.
Game two was another dominant outing from Alyssa Kornegay. The sophomore tossed her second straight complete game shutout.
The Trojans needed every bit of Kornegay’s performance, as runs were scarce for CACC until the sixth inning.
The Trojans entered the inning up 1-0, but thanks to round-trippers from Robyn Wallace and Shannon Summers, the lead went to 3-0 and coupled with Kornegay on the mound, it was enough.
Shivers said the team has performed excellently in each aspect of the game.
“We stress the three phases: hitting, pitching and defense and we’re playing all three of them well,” he said. “We’re just going to try and continue to get better every day.”
CACC will try to push its win streak further when it travels to face Snead State today.