Hawks’ Offensive Explosion Sweeps Holy Family
The Chowan Softball recorded 36 hits in the doubleheader sweep against Holy Family on the road on Sunday in non-conference action.
FINAL GAME ONE | Chowan 13, Holy Family 5
FINAL GAME TWO | Chowan 13, Holy Family 6
RECORDS | Chowan 8-19, Holy Family 2-16
LOCATION | Bensalem, Pa. (Bensalem High School)
INSIDE THE BOXSCORES
EmaRae Flores went 4-5 at the plate with two RBI and picked up the complete game victory in the night cap. Shannon Buchanan picked up the win in the early game tossing a complete game and striking out five.
Haley Cooper went 5-10 at the plate with two RBI and a double. Beth Walker also went 5-10 with four RBI and two doubles. Jesse Gentry picked up three hits with a double and a home run to go with two RBI. Miranda Glover went 4-9 with two doubles, a home run, and four RBI.
The Hawks recorded 14 extra base hits with 12 doubles in the doubleheader.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Game One: Chowan 13, Holy Family 5
The Hawks jumped on the board in the second inning as Miranda Glover started the inning with a bunt single. Shannon Buchanan put herself in scoring position with a double to right center. Haley Cooper reached on an infield single to plate Glover for the opening tally.
Holy Family responded with a run in the bottom of the inning as an error following a bases loaded walk led to the tying run. Shannon Buchanan was able to get out of the jam with a double play to end the inning.
Jesse Gentry doubled to left center in the third and Lindsey Stigler drew a walk but the Hawks were unable to plate a run in the inning.
Chowan did their damage in the fifth inning as Beth Walker led off the inning with a double. Jesse Gentry gave the Hawks a 3-1 lead with a two run home run. Lindsey Stigler continued the inning with a single. Miranda Glover doubled home a run before scoring on Shannon Buchanan's single. Donya Salman singled and would score on Hannah Naifeh's double to push the lead to 7-1.
The Tigers looked to cut into the deficit in the bottom of the fifth but Donya Salman threw out a runner at the plate.
Chowan added a run in the sixth inning with Jesse Gentry leading off the inning with a walk. Gentry moved up to second on a wild pitch before Brittany Parson singled up the middle for the 8-1 advantage.
In the top of the seventh, the Hawks scored five runs on two hits and two errors. Hannah Naifeh drew a walk and Haley Cooper singled to right. Naifeh scored on a passed ball before Jesse Gentry and Lindsey Stigler walked to load the bases. Brittany Parson doubled home a pair to lead 11-1. Shannon Buchanan and Donya Salman reached on errors to plate two more runs to lead 13-1.
Holy Family cut into the deficit in the bottom of the inning on a home run, 13-5.
Game Two: Chowan 13, Holy Family 6
Back-to-back doubles to start the contest by Haley Cooper and Beth Walker gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead. Brittany Parson produced a two out double to plate Walker for the 2-0 advantage.
HFU scored a run in the bottom of the inning to trail 2-1. The Hawks scored three runs in the second inning as Donya Salman singled and stole second. Hannah Naifeh drew a walk before Haley Cooper and Beth Walker picked up RBI singles to lead 5-1.
The Tigers cut the lead to 5-3 on a two run home run in the bottom of the second.
Miranda Glover sparked a rally in the third inning with a lead-off home run. EmaRae Flores singled followed by Donya Salman's double to keep the inning moving. Hannah Naifeh reached on a fielder's choice to plate Flores. Haley Cooper and Beth Walker picked up singles to extend the lead to 8-3.
Holy Family hit a home run in the third to trail 8-4. The Hawks added two runs in the sixth inning to lead 10-4. Lindsey Stigler, Brittany Parson, and EmaRae Flores picked up singles in the inning.
Chowan tacked on three more runs in the seventh inning to lead 13-4. Jesse Gentry and Lindsey Stigler produced one out singles. Miranda Glover doubled to plate two runs before EmaRae Flores and Donya Salman singled in the inning.
The late rally by the Tigers fell short as the Hawks held on for the 13-6 win.