Anderson, S.C.- Pitchers from both schools weren't showing any love on Valentines Day limiting batters to a combined 18 hits on the day while the Anderson University softball team dropped the first game of the nonconference doubleheader against Limestone, 5-1, regrouping in game two to win, 3-1, on Thursday afternoon the AU Softball Complex.
With the split, Anderson moves to 8-4 overall while Limestone suffered its first loss of the season to drop to 7-1 overall.
Game 1- Limestone 5 Anderson 1
The Trojans committed a few costly errors to help the Saints score five runs.
Anderson scored a lone run in the bottom of the third to lead for a brief moment before the Saints capitalized on a miscue to push across a run in the top of the fourth.
Limestone would use an error to extend the inning with the next batter hitting a three-run homerun. The Saints added another run in the seventh inning to secure their seventh win of the season.
Sophomore Kayla Pepper (3-3) suffered the loss giving up just five hits while striking out eight.
-The Saints outhit the Trojans 5-3.
- Anderson committed three errors.
- Anderson left five runners on base.
Game Two- Anderson 3 Limestone 1
Anderson scored two runs in the bottom of the third using a walk and two singles.
The Saints cut the lead in half on a solo shot to left before recently named player of the week, Kayson Boatner drilled a solo homerun to put the Trojans up, 3-1.
Limestone got runners on in both the sixth and seventh innings with the Black and Gold not allowing any runner past second to secure the 3-1 victory.
Sophomore Harlie Duncan (5-1) picked up her fifth win of the season giving up five hits while striking out eight.
-Limestone stranded six runners.
- Neither team committed an error.
Anderson's head coach Tommy Hewitt earned his 400th career win with the second game, 3-1, victory. Hewitt is currently in his 14th season with his first career win occurring on Feb. 14, 2006 in an 11-3 triumph over North Greenville. All 400 victories collected has come as a Trojan.
Anderson remains home to face nonconference opponent Converse on Saturday. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for 1 pm.