By Chad Dixon
The Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC) Lady Pirates (9-15, 2-2) split a double header against Enterprise State on March 15 (5-4, 2-1) in Enterprise, Ala. Second baseman Sydney Daugherty continued her success at the plate going 4-for-5 on the day. She is hitting .333 on the season and is tied for the team lead with 12 RBI.
CVCC scored a pair in the top of the third in game one to take a 2-0 lead. Madison Whipkey and Madelynn Formby both singled to left to start the inning. Later in the inning, Tatum Jones drew a bases loaded walk on a 3-2 count to force in Formby. Allison Moore then hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Daugherty.
Enterprise State would tie the game in the bottom of the inning. They game would remain tied at two heading into the top of the seventh. Formby walked to start the inning. Haley White pinch ran for Formby and scored when Daugherty doubled to left. Moore singled later in the inning to score Daugherty. Enterprise State would score three more in the bottom of the inning to win 5-4.
Savannah Bussey took the loss. She pitched 6 1/3rd innings, allowed two earned runs on 11 hits and struck out three. She would pick up the win in game two. The second game lasted nine innings. Bussey pitched four innings of relief. She did not allow a run on three hits and struck out one.
Tatum Jones singled home Formby in the third to take a 1-0 lead. Enterprise State tied the game at one in the bottom half of the inning. The score would remain tied until Formby hit a two-out solo home run to left to give CVCC a 2-1 lead. It was Formby’s team leading fifth long ball. Bussey would induce three ground balls to the infield in the bottom of the inning to secure the win for CVCC.
The Lady Pirates will host Wallace-Dothan for a double header on March 22 and travel to play Coastal Alabama-South in Bay Minette on March 23 as they continue their conference schedule. They are currently fourth in the ACCC South and trail Coastal Alabama North and South by one game.