HONOLULU, Hawaii (February 2, 2019) – Rollins started 2019 with a doubleheader sweep of the Chaminade Silver Swords. The Tars took a hotly contested game one, 2-1, before cruising in the second game, 7-0. With the two wins Head Coach Michelle Frew earned her 800th win at the helm of the Tars softball program. The Tars start 2019 2-0 with the wins, while Chaminade begins their campaign in a 0-2 hole.
Jordan Davis picked up three hits out of the leadoff spot. Lindsey Gehring tallied a pair of RBI to account for the Tars offensive output. Davis and fellow senior Brianna Ernst crossed the plate for Rollins. Ashley Worrell got the start in the circle for Rollins, picking up her first collegiate win, tossing a complete game one-hitter. The freshman gave up just one run on one hit, while striking out four.
Both teams were held scoreless for the first four frames, until Gehring put Rollins on top with a two out, two RBI, double in the top of the fifth. The Tars started the inning with a string of singles, but picked up two quick outs, before the sophomore blasted the two-bag hit into left field. The Silver Swords pulled a run back in the bottom of the fifth, capitalizing on a Rollins fielding error. However, Worrell induced three groundouts in the seventh to see out the one run win for Rollins.
Davis tallied her second three hit game of the day, and added a run, as the Tars got a balanced offensive effort. Raiven Bryant registered two doubles, the first hits of her collegiate career, while Abigail Sexton and Talia Kentoffio also earned multi-hit days. Kentoffio drove home three runners while Holt, Bryant and Sexton each plated one. Abby Summer went the full seven innings in her 2019 debut, giving up no runs on just two hits while striking out 11 Chaminade batters.
Rollins jumped out to an early lead in game two, plating five runs in the first inning. Davis started the run, scoring on a wild pitch after reaching on an infield single. Tayler Holt, Raiven Bryant, Abigail Sexton, and Talia Kentoffio each registered an RBI. Bryant recorded her first collegiate hit and RBI with a double in the frame. Rollins would manufacture another tally to extend their lead in the fifth, Kentoffio driving home Bryant with a sacrifice bunt. The Tars would ice the game away with a final run in their last at bat, Holt crossing the plate on Kentoffio's third RBI. Rollins would end the game in style turning a rare triple play to clinch Coach Frew's 800th win in Blue and Gold.
Rollins returns to the friendly confines of Rollins Softball Stadium for a three game set against Bentley. First pitch of game one with the Falcons is set for Saturday, February 9, at 11 a.m.
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