SAU softball wins second game to split doubleheader against benedict    

by Falcons Sports Information Department

 
Raleigh, NC (Feb. 22) – Makayla August (So./Palm Springs, CA) powered Saint Augustine's University to a 9-4 softball victory over Benedict College in the second game as the Lady Falcons split a doubleheader with Benedict College at Lions Park on Wednesday, Feb. 21. The Lady Falcons fell 8-6 to the Lady Tigers in the first game.
 
August collected five RBIs and scored three runs on 3-for-4 batting in the win. She crushed two home runs deep in centerfield including a two-run shot in the fourth inning. Her homer was part of a three-run fourth which gave the Lady Falcons a 7-1 lead. The first homer was a two-run shot in the first inning for a 2-0 lead. The Lady Falcons' sophomore added a one-run single in the sixth for a 9-3 cushion after Jasmine Rios (Sr./Greensboro, NC) smacked an RBI triple. 
 
August gained the win on the mound after scattering nine hits in seven full innings. She improved to 2-1 as a pitcher.
 
Tamiera Sanchez (So./Sacramento, CA) scored three runs on 2-for-2 hitting while Rios, Haley Sessoms (So./Kenansville, NC) and Haili Pettifer (Sr./Langley, British Columbia) each drove in a run. Rios, Marley Parker (Sr./Langley, British Columbia) and Chandra Mackey (Fr./Nassau, Bahamas) each scored a run for the Lady Falcons (2-2 overall), who totaled 10 hits.
 
In the first game, Sessoms batted 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored. Her one-run double helped the Lady Falcons build a 3-0 second-inning lead. The Falcons led until the sixth inning when the Lady Tigers (6-2 overall) scored five runs to go ahead 7-5. Rios hit an RBI triple in the sixth but the Lady Tigers closed out the scoring with a run in the seventh inning.
 
Moss added two RBIs and Pettifer had an RBI and two runs scored for the Lady Falcons, who had nine hits. Chandra Mackey (Fr./Nassau, Bahamas) was credited with an RBI. The Lady Tigers had eight hits.
 
The Lady Falcons are back in action Saturday, Feb. 24, in a home doubleheader against Clarion University at Lions Park. The first game begins at 12 p.m. and the second game
starts at approximately 2 p.m.