(GREENVILLE, Pa.) – The Thomas More College softball team remained undefeated in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) today (Friday, April 14, 2017) as it swept a doubleheader against Thiel College at Tomcat Park in Greenville, Pennsylvania. The Saints won 5-1 in the first game and won the nightcap 12-9 in five innings.
With the sweep, the Saints are 21-7 overall and 10-0 in the PAC and the Tomcats are 10-16 and 5-5 in the PAC.
In the first game of the day, Thomas More scored one in the first, three in the third and one in the fifth, while holding Thiel to one in the fifth for the 5-1 victory. Sophomore pitcher Alix DeDreu (Rising Sun, Ind./Rising Sun) earned the win in the circle as she pitched seven inning and gave up one run (unearned) on eight hits and struck out three.
The Saints had six hits in the game and had two Saints with multiple hits. Junior center fielder Laura Finke (Fort Wright, Ky./Notre Dame Academy) was two for-four with two runs scored and DeDreu was two-for-three with a double, two runs scored and a run batted-in.
In the nightcap, the Saints scored five in the first, one in the second and six in the third and held Thiel to three in the fourth for the 12-3 "run rule" victory. Junior pitcher Dallis Knotts (Florence, Ky./Boone County) earned the win as she pitched three shutout innings and gave up one hit, while striking out two. Sophomore pitcher Hannah Sprague (Bright, Ind./East Central) pitched two innings of relief and gave up three runs (all earned) on four hits.
Three Saints had multiple hits in the game as Knotts was two-for-three with a run scored, first-year catcher Kenzie Dickerson (Union, Ky./Ryle) was three-for-three with a double, a run scored and two RBI and junior second baseman Sammy Sagers (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) was two-for-four with a run scored and three RBI.
Thomas More returns to the diamond on Monday (April 17) when it travels to Anderson, Indiana to play Anderson University at 1 p.m.