Softball: Delaware Valley spoils Potomac State debut

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Potomac State compiled 24 hits over two games, but was unable to string many hits together to drive in runs, as the Catamounts were swept by Delaware Valley, 7-3 and 5-0, in their college softball season debut Monday afternoon.

Both teams had 11 hits apiece in the first game, which was decided in the sixth inning. Tied 1-1 in the top of the sixth, the Aggies broke out with six runs, the big hit being a two-RBI single from Kayla Keller. Abbie Doyka hit a two-RBI triple in the bottom half of the inning.

For the Catamounts, who were among teams receiving votes but just outside the top 25 of the NJCAA preseason poll, Kadi Cosgrove hit a double and a single and Megan Newcomb and Carly Nixon had a pair of singles.

Potomac State outhit the Aggies in the second game, 13-9, but Delaware Valley scored once in the second and third before having another six-run sixth.

Abby Gillingham led the Catamounts with three singles and Lacey Miller doubled and singled. Cosgrove, Sierra Farris and Madison Leighty had two singles.