02/17/17 — SOFTBALL: UMO splits twinbill with Winston-Salem State

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SOFTBALL: UMO splits twinbill with Winston-Salem State

By Rudy Coggins
Published in Sports on February 17, 2017 10:03 AM

UMO Media Relations

MOUNT OLIVE -- Emily Chaisson tossed a complete-game six-hitter in the nightcap, and the University of Mount Olive split a non-conference softball doubleheader against in-state rival Winston-Salem State on Thursday.

Chaisson (3-1) fanned three WSSU batters during the Trojans' 10-2, mercy-rule win on the Nancy Chapman Cassell Field diamond. The Rams prevailed 11-4 in game one.

Kristen Power batted 2-for-2 with two RBI and scored two runs. Charlene Thompson and Anna Ingram posted two hits apiece for Mount Olive, which evened its worksheet at 5-5 overall.

Eight of nine UMO batters recorded at least one hit.

Ingram turned in a 1-for-2, two-RBI outing in game one. The junior from Rosewood is batting a crisp .417 with two runs scored, eight RBI and one stolen base.

Freshman Karen Foley (0-3) endured the pitching loss. She permitted four earned runs on three hits and posted one strikeout in 21/3 innings of action inside the circle.

The Trojans return to action Saturday with a twinbill against No. 25-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne and Goldey-Beacom College. They face Goldey-Beacom and Catawba on Sunday.

The weekend trip begins a span of eight games in a 10-day stretch, including a home twinbill against Francis Marion on Feb. 22.