Strong Season Opener for Charleston Softball

Strong Season Opener for Charleston Softball

The Cougars brought strong game this weekend with a 4-0 home opener against DePaul. Izzy Berouty was MVP with eight runs in her second career shutout. The College’s four runs were contributed by Sara Garcia and Kelly Sinclair.

Friday’s doubleheader resulted in a double loss for Charleston. The Cougars lost to Northern Illinois with a final score of 5-3 and to Iona in the second game with a score of 8-7.

The Cougars fought hard in both games and despite the loss, were able to make impressive comebacks and certainly made their opponents work for the victory.

Charleston held a 3-2  lead over Northern Illinois in the third inning thanks to a two-run homer from Jordin Jones, making that the 17th of her career. Illinois lead in the fifth inning with a three-run homer despite a fierce effort from the Cougars, sealed the win.

In the second game of the day, Iona started strong with an early 2-0 lead and built it to an 8-2 lead by the top of the 5th inning. Kelly Sinclair sparked a rally with two runs and another point scored on an error, followed by a two-run single from Taylor Belfiore. Even with the impressive comeback, it was not enough for Charleston.

Saturday’s game was a literal walk in the park for the College. Yari Felix walked in the first inning, giving the Cougars a 1-0 early on in the game. Longwood came back with a blistering homer in the top of the seventh inning. The bottom of the seventh saw bases loaded for Charleston before a walk to Jordin Jones sealed the 2-1 victory for the Cougars.

The College of Charleston softball team goes on the road to compete in the Georgia Classic in Athens this weekend, where they’ll face off against the Bulldogs, Gardner-Webb and East Tennessee.

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Authored by: Rachael Lolar

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