SOUTH PRINCE GEORGE, VA--The Richard Bland College of William & Mary softball team split with visiting Louisburg 6-4 & 2-8 on Saturday evening.
The Statesmen are now 11-15 on the season, while Louisburg falls to 19-3. RBC will next play at home on Saturday, March 30 at 12 pm and 2 pm against USC Union.
The Statesmen were able to stay on top of Louisburg for the win with a score of 6-4. RBC got things started in the second inning when freshman Erin Doyle hit a solo home run. The Hurricanes were able to even things up at one in the top of the third inning. The Statesmen pulled away for good in the fourth inning with four runs. Sophomore Taylor Bilyard tripled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs. Sophomore Megan Vincent earned the victory in the pitcher's circle. She lasted seven innings, allowed eight hits and four runs while striking out seven. Bilyard led the team with two hits.
Richard Bland struggled to get their offense going in the game leading to a 2-8 score. Sophomore Skyler Bagnall tripled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. Sophomore Joana Holland was on the pitching rubber for RBC. She went four and a third innings, allowing six runs on six hits and striking out two. Vincent and freshman Kiara Toler both entered the game from the bullpen in relief. The Statesmen tallied eight hits. Bagnall, Bilyard, and sophomore Kayla Hand all managed two hits each to lead the team.