SOUTH PRINCE GEORGE, VA--The Richard Bland College of William & Mary softball team defeated Virginia State University 9-5 at home on Wednesday evening. The second game was canceled due to weather.
The Statesmen improve to 10-14 on the season, while Virginia States falls to 9-11. RBC will next play at home on Saturday, March 23 at 2 pm and 4 pm against Louisburg College.
Richard Bland College claimed a 9-5 victory on Wednesday evening, despite a big push by Virginia State in the third inning. RBC was able to get things started by a home run from sophomore Taylor Bilyard. Even with Virginia State's grand slam by Kennedy Preston, the Statesmen pulled away for good with seven runs in the third inning. Sophomore Katie Haney tripled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs. Sophomore Allison Jarrett then singled on a 2-2 count, also scoring two runs. Sophomore Joana Holland took the victory for the Statesmen. She surrendered four runs on three hits over four innings, striking out four. RBC was able to collect nine hits. Jarrett and sophomore Jez Chitty each collected two hits to lead the team.