Softball Earns Opening-Day Split at Mercer Invitational
The Army West Point softball team rebounded against host-Mercer to earn an opening-day split at the Mercer Invitational on Friday. The Black Knights fell in their season-opener against Jacksonville State, 6-0, before mounting an 8-6 victory over the Bears in the night cap. Army currently sits at 1-1, along with Mercer, while Jacksonville State went 2-0 on the afternoon. Senior Carrie Reilly powered the offense today by going 3-for-6, scoring three runs and driving in one, while yearling Grace Mattimore provided the pop with her first collegiate home run and four RBI. Rookie Bianca Gonzalez added two hits, including a double, scored a run and drove one in as well. In the circle, yearling Taylor Drayton tossed a complete game for the Cadets in game one, allowing just four hits in six innings of work while striking out three. Cow Macey Newbary struck out a team-high four batters in the second game, while plebe Jolie Duong picked up the win in relief. The Houston, Texas, native scattered four hits through her 2.2 innings of work. Read more.