The Army West Point Softball Team split its first Patriot League double header of the season against Holy Cross to earn a series victory at the Army Softball Complex on Sunday. Army outlasted the Crusaders in the series finale, 2-1, to capture the series victory following a 2-0 Holy Cross win in the first game behind plebe Kelly Nelson's first career no-hitter to force a rubber match. Yearlings Taylor Drayton and Ally Snelling, along with firstie Izzy Gates, led the Army offense with a hit apiece.
Drayton provided the big blast with a solo home run, while Snelling doubled. In the circle, firstie Renee Poirier tossed a complete game in the night cap, allowing just three hits and a run while not issuing a walk. Rookie Jolie Duong went 5.1 innings in game one and struck out five. Drayton blasted her second home run of the season and fourth of her career. The Clayton, N.C., native scored her 25th career run. Snelling slugged her fifth double of the year. Poirier tossed her first complete game of the season and 31st of her career. Read more.