March 22, 2013
Shaw Box Score
Bloomsburg Box Score
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville State softball team split two games on Friday afternoon against the Shaw Bears and Bloomsburg Huskies in non-conference action at Arnette Park. The Lady Broncos began the day with a 5-0 victory over Shaw before falling to Bloomsburg 9-1 in five innings. Spencer Embler (Jr., Thomasville, NC) recorded her third straight complete game shutout on the mound against the Bears.
The first game began as a pitcher’s duel as both teams combined for just one hit heading into the bottom of the third inning. Maya Washington (Jr., Red Springs, NC) opened the scoring with her RBI single to give FSU a 1-0 lead in its half of third. The Lady Broncos broke the game open in the fourth inning as they scored four runs to extend their lead to 5-0. Washington’s two RBI single highlighted the four-run frame and later scored on a wild pitch. Jessica Randolph (Jr., Pinetops, NC) also had an RBI in the fourth.
Embler continued her impressive streak of performances on the mound Thursday by tossing her third straight complete game shutout against Shaw. The transfer from Florence-Darlington Technical College gave up just two hits in the contest; while walking two and striking out four. Sheniqua Fahie took the loss for the Bears giving up five runs (three earned) on six hits, six walks and four strikeouts.
Washington finished the game with a team-high three hits and three RBI. Ashley Wlezen (Sr., Charlotte, NC) also added two hits for Fayetteville State. Jamel Manley and Cortnee Kelly had one hit each for Shaw.
In game two, Bloomsburg collected 14 hits en route to the 9-1 win in five innings.
Kristen Bell (Fr., Hubert, NC) suffered the loss for FSU pitching while Mandi Black picked up the win for the Huskies. Brianna Taylor earned her first save of the season.
Sencerae Locklear (So., Fairmont, NC) led the Lady Broncos with two hits in the second game. Kayla McHale posted three hits for Bloomsburg and Chrissy Belko drove in four runs.
Fayetteville State steps back in action conference play on Saturday, Mar. 23 when it travels to Salisbury to face Livingstone in a doubleheader. Game one of the doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. with game two slated for 3 p.m.