Daniqua Taylor had 8-of-8 stolen bases
April 1, 2014
Game #1 Stats
Game #2 Stats
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - The Fayetteville State Lady Broncos opened its Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division play with a 13-5 and 14-2 victory of Livingstone College (5-12 overall, 2-9 CIAA) in Seabrook Park. On a day when the softball program recognized its five seniors, the win improved FSU to 6-15 overall and 5-3 in conference play. The first game of the twin bill ended in six innings and the second in five.
Senior Daniqua Taylor (Currie, NC) led all with six hits on seven at bats and eight stolen bases. Fellow senior Jessica Randolph (Pinetops, NC) finished with three hits and a team high six RBI. Every FSU batter finished with at least one hit. Sierra Henderson-Holmes(Olivia, NC) had five.
Fayetteville State gave up three runs to the Lady Blue Bears to start game one, but had an explosive second inning to gain a solid advantage. FSU committed four errors and gave up two hits in the start.
In the bottom of the second, the Lady Broncos loaded the bases with two hits and one hit-by-pitch. Rebekah Reep(Fayetteville, NC) then drilled a single which allowed two runners to score. The following two batters generated runs while a passed ball allowed Randolph to reach first base on strike three and two runners to round home.
Trailing 7-3 after two innings, Livingstone climbed within two with a run in the third and fourth.
FSU fared three hits and three runs in the bottom of the fourth for a 10-5 lead. Fayetteville State picked up three more runs in the fifth and sixth innings from four hits.
Rebecca Polaschek(3-5 overall) grabbed the first win from the circle with six innings pitched. The senior Fayetteville native struck out seven of 30 batters faced with only six hits allowed.
The Lady Blue Bears relished five runs from six hits and six FSU errors.
The second game of the twin bill proved to be blow out by the Lady Broncos. After the first two innings, FSU held a 7-0 lead with a combined eight hits and one error. The biggest hits came from Haley Wood(Spring Hope, NC), who sent a triple to left center for a two run RBI, and Randolph, who later doubled down the left field line; also for a RBI.
Livingstone squeezed out two runs in the top of the fourth from two hits and one error. Fayetteville State gained seven runs in the bottom of the inning with seven hits to incite the mercy rule which ended the game after LC's bat in the fifth inning.
Freshman Kyrin Walker(Carthage, NC) earned her second win of the season from the circle after striking out seven of 20 batters faced. She walked two batters and allowed four hits.
Fayetteville State will host another twin bill against Shaw tomorrow afternoon in Seabrook Park. The first of the doubleheader will begin at 2:00 pm.