TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (March 14, 2016) - Tallahassee Community College's softball team swept a doubleheader from Andrew (Ga.) College on Monday, winning both games by identical 8-0 scores.
Both wins came in walk-off fashion as the Eagles scored the decisive run in the bottom of the sixth inning to end the game via the run rule.
Tallahassee (14-10) will carry a season-high five-game winning streak into Wednesday's Panhandle Conference opener against Northwest Florida State College.
Moncus limited the Tigers to just one hit over the first three innings before handing things off to Cook (8-4), who matched her teammate with three scoreless innings to notch the victory.
Cook allowed three hits and struck out five. Neither pitcher issued a walk.
The game went to the bottom of the fifth with Tallahassee clinging to a 1-0 lead, but Casey Durham's leadoff double ignited a four-run inning. Two batters later, Alycia Smith tripled home Durham and Brooke Marendino, and Smith scored when right fielder Abigail Fuller mishandled a deep fly ball off the bat of Kristin Gunter.
Gunter later scored on a passed ball to give the Eagles a five-run cushion.
After Andrew was retired in order in the top of the sixth, Tallahassee ended the game with three more runs in the bottom half.
An inside-the-park home run by Marendino accounted for two runs. Three batters later, Madisen Blair singled home Gunter from second with the game-ending run.
Game two followed a similar script.
Tallahassee led just 1-0 in the fourth then, aided by a couple of Andrew errors, scored six runs – all with two outs – to blow the game open.
Khayreyah Parrish's infield single scored Blair, and Smith singled home Jaylene Pryor and Parrish for a 4-0 lead. Gunter plated Marendino and Smith on a double to right-center and later scored on a wild pitch.
Leading 7-0, Parrish led off the sixth with a single and took second on the throw back in to the circle. She advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored the game-ending run on Smith's infield single.
Meanwhile, Brooke Bates (1-1) picked up the win in the circle, tossing a one-hit shutout. She didn't allow any walks and struck out two.
Smith was 2-for-4 in each game and finished with five total RBIs on the afternoon.
Blair went 3-for-3 in game one and finished the doubleheader 4-for-6.
Parrish was 2-for-2, scored two runs and drove in one in game two.
Wednesday's doubleheader begins at 4 p.m.