Bulldogs Hold on in the 8th to Remain Undefeated

By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director

FAYETTEVILLE—Pitt Community College broke open a tie game with a pair of runs in the top of the eighth and held on in the bottom half of the inning to sweep a doubleheader from Methodist University Sunday with a 5-4 victory.

Tied 3-3 at the end of seven, PCC sophomore Brittany Baker singled off Amanda Dickson to bring home Kayleigh Brueck in the extra frame. Taylor Johnson scored moments later, when Holly Roberts reached on an error, giving the Bulldogs a 5-3 advantage going into the bottom of the eighth.

Jaimee Radel, who relieved starter Brooke Bell, got the final three outs for Pitt to pick up her first save of the season.

Bell earned her second victory of the season after striking out nine and allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks in seven innings of work.

Dickson was tagged with the loss for the Monarchs. The freshman faced 36 batters in eight innings, surrendering four unearned runs and one earned on seven hits and three walks.

Kayla Ruffin drove in a pair of runs for PCC with a 3-for-4 showing at the plate that included a double and two singles.

Now 4-0 overall, the Bulldogs will have 12 days to prepare for a Feb. 21 doubleheader at home against Southeastern Community College. First pitch at Winterville Recreation Park is set for 1 p.m.