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College Softball: Sonoraville alum Connally off to fast start as freshman

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Posted: Saturday, March 8, 2014 8:15 am

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — For the second straight day, the University of Pikeville softball team was handed a pair of tough losses, being edged by Campbellsville (Ky.) 2-0 and 3-2 on Saturday.

The Bears ran up against a stellar pitching performance in game one as Victoria Decker (6-2) allowed just one hit with seven strikeouts in a complete-game performance. In game two, Pikeville trimmed a 3-0 deficit with a two-run homer by former Sonoraville High standout Eady Beth Connally, but couldn’t complete the comeback.

Connally now has seven hits, five RBIs and five runs scored in her first four college games.

First baseman Sarah Kinney provided Pikeville’s only hit in the 2-0 loss, while Connally paced the offense in game two with two RBIs on her blast to left field. Third baseman Hollie Hinkle went 2-for-3 and shortstop Taylor Weeks registered a single to get on base for the homer.

Pikeville (0-4, 0-4 MSC) picked up a pair of solid pitching performances as Lauren Barnes (0-2) allowed two runs on five hits with a strikeout in game one and Sydney Morris (0-1) went all six innings in the circle in game two, allowing three runs on five hits with two strikeouts.

Campbellsville’s Taylor Wroe (6-0) earned the win in the nightcap, scattering five hits for two runs with seven strikeouts.

The Tigers (15-3, 4-0 MSC) got a home run from outfielder Destiney Taul in game one and first baseman Heather Oakley went 2-for-2 in the finale to drive in a run with a double.