By: Ally Doty
The Pensacola State College Softball Coach, Brenda Pena, and her squad of fourteen ladies hosted a double header with Bishop State Community College Tuesday, Feb. 25 on a rare day in Pensacola where the sun shined brightly and temperatures reached mid-sixties to early seventies.
PSC softball rarely had games at home due to unexpected rainy weather that continued to hit the city up until recently.
On account of BSCC being the guest team, they hit first, but were no match for the Lady Pirate defense who fronted them three quick outs and were ready to start making runs.
Dominique Rodriguez, who batted first, also scored first after her teammates Emily Pettigrew, Ashley Peters and Becca Calloway had base hits. PSC went up 1-0.
BSCC went three innings without scoring and PSC went up two, finally put another point on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning by Quierra Bradford.
BSCC remained scoreless in the top of the fifth.
The Pirates had a memorable fifth inning after Royce Smith hit a double and scored on Bradford’s next hit. 3-0, PSC.
Rodriguez had a single hit that allowed Bradford to steal second and third. Pettigrew’s double hit brought in both Rodriguez and Bradford for two more points. 5-0, PSC.
While Peters was at bat, Pettigrew stole third base and home plate, furthering PSC’s shut out to BSCC.
After five innings and two more runs by Calloway and Jennifer Smith, who pinched in for Peters, the Lady Pirates won 8-0 and briefly celebrated before returning to the field to ready it for the next game.
The second game followed closely to the first. Eight runs by the fifth inning to PSC and the game was called.
It was the fifth consecutive game that the Lady Pirates held a shut-out.
They will travel to Clermont, FL for the NTC Softball Complex Springs Games and will return home Tuesday, March 4 against Ohio University-Chillicothe for a double header at 2 and 4 p.m.