With impressive mound work and a dominating performance at the plate, the Clark Atlanta University Lady Panthers swept Wesleyan College 12-4 and 13-4 on the road Tuesday.
In game one, Nicolette Anderson threw a complete game with six strikeouts while allowing only seven hits. Outfielder Alia Williams crushed a two-run in the park homer to add to her four total RBIs on three plate appearances. Pitcher Barbara Goodwin, who picked up the win in game two, was perfect at the plate in both games while adding two RBIs on three hits including a three run blast over the left field wall.
With the win, the Lady Panthers improved to 4-3 overall as they enter East Divisional play in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) on the road against Albany State University Friday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Panthers Baseball Splits Non-Divisional Matchup
Clark Atlanta University freshman Devin Franklin threw a complete game in the Panthers’ 3-2 win over Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) non-divisional opponent Miles College in game two of a double-header after falling 11-5 in game one on the road Sunday.
The Panthers (4-6) jumped out an early 3-1 lead after the first inning before Miles went on a scoring frenzy in the fifth with six runs to lift the Bears in game one. Marcus Cobb recorded his first loss on the mound for CAU. In a low scoring second game, Kelvin Tanner’s fourth-inning RBI single along with Marcus McDaniels’ RBI double gave Clark Atlanta the lead for good. Franklin, who finished the game with two strikeouts and only seven hits allowed, picked up his first win on the season.
Next, CAU will host Selma University in a weekend series March 1-2, at Bill Evans Field for a 1 p.m., start both days.