Softball Wins Big Behind Season High 21 Hits
OXFORD, Miss. -- The Golden Eagles captured the win against Saint Louis, 15-8, on Friday evening behind a season high 21 hits. The contest also ties the second most hits as a team in a single game in program history.
Ciarra Cherry had a perfect game, going 5-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs. The senior also drove in the game winning hit after knocking an RBI triple to bring Kaley Fruge home.
Eight players tallied hits on the night with seven of them having mulit-hit games. Cherry with five, Destini Brown, Tata Davis, and Rebekah DiLavore all had three hits while Chase Nelson, Samantha Papp, and Fruge all had two hits in the matchup.
Samantha Robles started in the circle for the Golden Eagles and pitched seven innings with six runs and six strikeouts. The senior was also credited with the win. Jillian Johnson had an appearance in the circle in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Southern Miss stepped up to the plate ready to go, scratching six runs in just the first inning. The Golden Eagles maintained the lead through five innings before Saint Louis had a three-run homerun to tie it up late, 8-8.
The Golden Eagles stepped up to the challenge and responded with seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to secure the win, 15-8.
Southern Miss returns to the field tomorrow, taking on UT Martin at 10 a.m. and then Chattanooga at 12:30 p.m. in day two of the Ole Miss Classic. Fans can keep up with all the latest news and information by visiting southernmiss.com or follow along on @southernmisssb on Twitter and Instagram.