CASTRO STAYS HOT AT PLATE AS UMES OVERTAKES N.C. A&T, 5-4
March 26, 2011
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore softball team has found a solid and consistent hitter in Charlise Castro (Saugerties, N.Y.) and Saturday was no different as the freshman catcher smacked two home runs to lead the Lady Hawks, 5-4, over North Carolina A&T University at Savannah State's Paulson Softball Complex.
Castro, who hit .750 with two homers in Friday's doubleheader against SSU, followed up with another 3-for-4 day with two dingers, three runs and three RBI against the Lady Aggies (5-16).
Corrigan also earned her second win of the season from the mound as she gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits with three strikeouts in 7.0 innings pitched.
In the top of the first inning, Corrigan and Castro each hit singles and then scored on a double from James to give the Lady Hawks a 2-0 lead.
The third inning started with a bang as Castro smacked her first home run of the day to give UMES a 3-0 advantage before N.C. A&T received a two RBI double from Ryanne Hill in the bottom of the frame to make things 3-2.
The next three innings were quiet for both sides as the two teams combined for one total hit.
Castro gave UMES a 5-2 advantage in the top of the seventh with her one-out, two RBI homer.
The Lady Aggies kept things interesting in their half of the frame as they scored two more runs on a double from Hope Fletcher to come within one at 5-4. The Lady Hawks came through in the end as Tiffany Macklin struck out and Hill grounded out to Corrigan to give UMES the win.
Lauren Clement led N.C. A&T as she went 2-for-3 on the day with one run scored while Fletcher was 1-for-2 with two RBI and one run and Hill went 1-for-4 with two RBI. All three posted doubles for the Lady Aggies.
The Lady Hawks next take on Norfolk State University with a doubleheader on Wednesday. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. in Norfolk.