Brenau University's Jenny Shepherd delivers a pitch during the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against Brewton-Parker. Shepherd added 12 strikeouts to the Golden Tigers' 5-1 victory in the first game.

Brenau Softball Sweeps Brewton-Parker in Doubleheader

The Golden Tigers softball team swept Brewton-Parker College in Friday’s doubleheader, 5-1 and 2-1, to keep pace in the SSAC standings.

In the second inning, Landon Farrow drove in a run to start the Golden Tiger rally while Victoria Fontana followed up with two RBIs to help take a 3-0 lead. Liz Schneider and Katie Cole each added an RBI in the fifth inning to increase the lead to 5-0.

Schneider went 3-3 on the afternoon, while Cole and Fontana each went 2-3.

Jenny Shepherd, who took a no-hitter into the final frame, pitched a complete game to earn her 17th win of the season. The senior allowed three hits and one run while striking out 12.

In game two, the Golden Tigers again used strong pitching to capture the nightcap. Jenny Willis pitched five innings, allowing four hits and one run to give the Golden Tigers their 28th win of the season. Shepherd threw two innings in relief to close out the game.

Fontana and Allison Gunn each drove in a run in the fifth inning, which was enough to give Brenau the win.

The victories keep the Golden Tigers firmly in third place and within two games of second place Martin Methodist College.

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