Sencerae Locklear (22)

March 28, 2013

Game One Box Score
Game Two Box Score

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville State softball team fell twice on Thursday afternoon to the Salem International Tigers in a doubleheader at Seabrook Park. The Lady Broncos suffered an 8-3 loss in game one and dropped a 7-4 decision in game two. Sencerae Locklear (So., Fairmont, NC) and Jessica Randolph (Jr., Pinetops, NC) had two RBI each to lead FSU offensively.

The Tigers, in game one, scored runs in the first, second and fourth innings before FSU trimmed its deficit after plating three in the bottom of the fourth. Salem International followed with one run in the top-half of the seventh inning.

Locklear drove in a team-high two RBI during game one and was one of five players with one hit. Sierra Henderson-Holmes (So., Olivia, NC) also recorded one RBI in the opener. Lauren Smith posted three hits for the Tigers.

Spencer Embler (Jr., Thomasville, NC) took the loss allowing five earned runs while walking one in a complete game performance. Katie Mangold earned the win tossing a complete game giving up three runs, three walks and three strikeouts.

In game two, the Lady Broncos fell behind 7-0 before attempting a late-inning rally in their final at-bat. Fayetteville State batted around in the inning as Randolph hit a two-run double to highlight the frame. FSU was able to manufacture several two-out runs; but saw its rally fall three runs short. Brittany Freeman (Fr., Fayetteville, NC) and Daniqua Taylor (Jr., Currie, NC) also had one RBI each in the seventh.

Taylor, Henderson-Holmes, Freeman and Randolph had one hit apiece in game two; and Randolph collected two RBI. Paige Reed led Salem International with two hits and three RBI.

Kristen Bell (Fr., Hubert, NC) suffered the loss after striking out six batters with one walk. Isabel Villalobos picked up the win after going the distance surrendering four runs on eight walks and no strikeouts.

Fayetteville State will hit the road for the final time this season on Saturday afternoon as it travels to face the Winston-Salem State Lady Rams in a doubleheader. Game one is slated to begin at 1 p.m. followed by game two at 3 p.m.



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