SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – Freshman pinch-runner Elisa Orlandi (Owings, MD/ Northern) slid under the tag at the plate on a fielder’s choice off the bat of senior third baseman Chelsie Oals (Hedgesville, WV/Hedgesville) in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Shepherd University to a 1-0 win Fairmont State in the nightcap in softball doubleheader action at Shepherd on Wednesday. The Falcons rallied for a 4-3 win in game one.
Junior pitcher Tiffany Biggs (Harpers Ferry, WV/Jefferson/Potomac State) (8.0 IP, 11 Ks, 2 BB) tossed a two-hitter in the nightcap to improve to 14-5. Nikki Nuzum took the loss to fall to 7-8.
Shepherd took a 1-0 advantage in the first inning in game one when Oals led off with a single and later scored on a single off the bat of freshman outfielder Tayler Schaefer (Dunkirk, MD/Northern).
The Rams added a pair in the second to take a 3-0 lead. Freshman designated player Savannah Snyder (Elkton, MD/Padua Academy) tripled and scored on a single by senior second baseman Delaney Bell (Glen Burnie, MD/Archbishop Spalding). Bell was later plated on a single by sophomore outfielder Jess Mason (Martinsburg, WV/Hedgesville).
Game One Box Score
Game Two Box Score
Tiffany Biggs tossed a two-hitter for the Rams in the nightcap.
Taylor Bolton makes the play for the Rams in game one.
Delaney Bell drives in a run in game one.
Chelsie Oals throws over Tiffany Biggs to Delaney Bell covering at first base in the nightcap.
Tricia Bettura fanned six and walked none in game one.