AMERICUS, Ga. - The No. 13-ranked Armstrong State University softball squad notched a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader sweep of Georgia Southwestern State University on Sunday afternoon at Hurricane Stadium. Game scores were 6-2 and 2-0.
The Pirates (25-8, 15-3 PBC) rebounded from their first DH loss of the season by sweeping the Hurricanes (17-27, 4-12 PBC) in their final regular season road league date. Armstrong State returns home on Thursday, hosting Georgia College in a 2:00 p.m. PBC doubleheader.
Armstrong State got off to a quick start in game one, plating three runs on a Jane Trzaska RBI double and an error. A bases-loaded walk to Trzaska plated a run in the second inning, then Katie Collins stole home in the third as the Pirates built a 5-0 lead.
Macy Coleman capped the Pirates' scoring in game one with an RBI single in the sixth. Georgia Southwestern plated a run in the bottom of the sixth on Joslyn Martin's RBI triple, then added a run in the seventh on a groundout.
Trzaska (11-4) notched the win for the Pirates, giving up just two hits and one run in six innings of work, walking two while striking out one. Shannon Gibson (6-10) took the loss in game one for the Hurricanes, giving up 11 hits and six runs - five earned - in seven innings of work, walking three.
Natalie Corbin and Collins each had three hits for the Pirates in game one.
In game two, Morgan Duff (4-1) scattered nine hits for her first collegiate shutout in downing the Hurricanes, 2-0. She walked one and struck out two in the victory.
Georgia Southwestern would have the tying runs on base in the seventh inning, but Duff got the PBC's leading home run hitter, Hayley Tierce, to fly out to right field to close out the shutout win.
Kaley Sikes (2-7) took the loss in game two for the Hurricanes, giving up four hits and two runs - one earned - in seven innings, walking five while striking out six.