(London, Ontario) – The Fanshawe Women's Softball team (2-0) hosted the Humber Hawks (0-2) on Saturday afternoon in their season opener. The Falcons won both games of the doubleheader, by final scores of 8-6 and 3-2.
In game one of the doubleheader, rookie Emily Davis started off Fanshawe's scoring with a 3-run triple. The Falcons added one more run to go up 4-2 heading into the third inning. The home team extended their lead to 8-4 by the end of the fifth before Humber responded with two runs of their own in the last inning to make the final score 8-6. Davis went 1 for 3 from the plate, with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. The winning pitcher was Alanna Gilmour (1-0) and the losing pitcher was Myranda Pierson (0-1).
In game two, the excitement began in the fifth inning when Davis hit an inside the park home run to put the Falcons up 2-0. The Hawks tied it up in the top of the seventh, but Fanshawe responded with Jacey Lochert scoring Samantha Fuller for the walk-off 3-2 win. The winning pitcher was Lochert (1-0) and the losing pitcher was Amanda Vandegraaf (0-1).
Fanshawe returns to the diamond on Wednesday, September 14, when they take on the St. Clair Saints (2-0) at 6pm and 8pm at Stronach Park.
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