03/13/09 — Trojans sweep LMC in conference action

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Trojans sweep LMC in conference action

By MOC Sports Information
Published in Sports on March 13, 2009 1:46 PM


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MOUNT OLIVE -- Sarah Saunders and Sasha Snyder each threw a complete game as Mount Olive College swept in-state rival Lees-McRae 2-1 and 1-0 in a Conference Carolinas softball doubleheader Wednesday afternoon.

Saunders scattered five hits and logged five strikeouts in the opener. She retired 11 consecutive batters before permitting a fourth-inning single.

Snyder (3-2) retired 12 of the final 13 batters she faced in the nightcap. She retired the Bobcats in order in the seventh inning and recorded back-to-back one-pitch outs to end the game. Snyder threw just 55 pitches as the Trojans improved to 3-1 in Conference Carolinas play this season.

In game one, Kat Cahoon supplied the game-tying RBI hit in the fifth inning. She scored on Alyssa Bradshaw's game-winning, walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Former Wilson Beddingfield standout Kelly Minshew delivered a first-inning RBI single to score Cahoon and Snyder preserved the one-run advantage. Cahoon made two sterling defensive plays in the fourth inning to help keep the Bobcats off the scoreboard.

Weather permitting, Mount Olive (12-11-1 overall) entertains perennial power Coker (S.C.) College for a doubleheader on Saturday. Forecasts call for a 90-percent chance of rain.

First pitch is 1 p.m. on the Cassell Field diamond.


MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- The Mount Olive College men's and women's tennis teams dropped 9-0, non-conference decisions to nationally-ranked Georgia College & State University on Wednesday afternoon.

The Trojans continue their four-match road swing against Augusta State (Ga.) University today. The teams will play at Florence, S.C.