The Lady Patriots battled through an exciting doubleheader Sunday afternoon against visiting Oakland City University.
In game one the Lady Pats quickly fell behind the Lady Oaks 2-6 in the second inning. Oakland City was able to stretch out their lead by adding another six runs, leaving SCC behind 4-11 going into the bottom of the seventh. With the help of their bats, the Pats put up six hits and seven runs to tie the game 11-11. Included in those six hits was a 2 run homerun by Justine Paddock (Louisville, KY) and a 3 run homerun by centerfielder Kasie Prather (Lancaster, KY). Going into an international tie-breaker, Oakland City bunted over the runner at second for the first out and then a hit to leftfield scored a run to put them up by one. A fly-out and a strikeout ended the inning for the Oaks. Coming out with speed on second from sophomore Hagan Goldey (Lancaster, KY) and power at the plate by Paddock, the Patriots were in a great position. A walk and a strikeout brought sophomore Chelcie Rein (Louisville, KY) to the plate with one out. With a count of 1 ball and 2 strikes, Rein hit a rocket that bounced off of the shortstops glove, rolling into leftfield and scoring two runs to give the Lady Patriots the win.
Coming off of a great comeback, in game two, Oakland City was no match for the Lady Patriots who came out swinging to take the win 18-2 in five innings. Pitcher, Ashley Cardenas (Santa Ana, CA) threw a four inning shutout until freshman Taylor Davidson (Burkesville, KY) came to the mound to finish the game for the Pats.
On the day, Prather went 7-for-9 with 2 doubles, a three run homerun, and 4 RBIs. Paddock went 6-for-8 with a double, a two run homerun, and 11 RBIs. Rein added a homerun and 6 RBIs, while freshman Taylor Steff (Louisville, KY) added a three run homerun and 7 RBIs.
The Patriots will be back on the diamond at home against conference Campbellsville University Tuesday. Games will begin at 2pm.