Led by stellar efforts in the circle from Savannah Jackson and Haley Hutchins, the Hurricanes took both games from Richard Bland College in five innings in the mid-week non-conference doubleheader.
In game one, Louisburg (19-5) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first and would go on to score 10 runs before Richard Bland answered back with 2 runs in the bottom of the 4th. The Canes, who are currently ranked first in the nation offensively, berated the Statesmen with a 15-hit attack. Six Hurricane players had multi-hit performances. Freshman Monica Pepe was 3 for 3 with 3 runs scored, 2 RBI, and a walk. Sophomore Kortney Thomas was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI, and freshman Sara Siwiniski was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and her first collegiate homerun over the left field fence. As a team, Louisburg swiped five bags which moves the team total to 93 stolen bases this season. With her complete game, 3-hit effort, freshman Savannah "PJ" Jackson earned her 6th win this season. Jackson gave up 2 earned runs, 2 walks, and recorded 2 strikeouts.
Sophomore Haley Hutchins led the Hurricanes in game two, both in the circle and at the plate. Hutchins earned her 9th win throwing a complete game, striking out four, giving up 6 hits, 3 earned runs, and 2 walks. The Canes tallied 14 hits in the second game, and scored in 4 of the 5 innings. At the plate, Hutchins was 3 for 3 with 4 RBI, 3 runs scored, and a walk. Kortney Thomas also tallied three hits in the nightcap, going 3 for 4, also with 4 RBI. Sara Siwinski stayed hot for game two, going 2 for 3 with a double, driving in 3 runs, and drawing a walk. Sophomore Taylor Subacius was 2 for 4 with a double, while driving a run in for LC.
Louisburg will head south this weekend to take on their first conference opponent USC-Sumter in a four-game series.