PHOENIX CITY, AL-Kalynn Allen's shutout pitching and Taylor Anderson's grand slam home run sparked the Marion Military Institute Lady Tigers to a win in the first game, but a six-run outburst in the nightcap propelled Chattahoochee Valley Community College to a doubleheader split here Tuesday afternoon.
Allen blanked CVCC on four hits and Anderson added her blast in the seventh to spark the Lady Tigers to a 5-0 win in the opener before CVCC erupted for six runs in the sixth inning of the nightcap for an 11-6 win.
In her best outing of the season, Allen walked only one and fanned four. However, it took the late heroics to pull out the win. After MMI missed a couple of scoring opportunities earlier in the game, the Lady Tigers made it count in the seventh as Emily Tarango, Jessica Lingelback and Ashley Strength singled to load the bases. After Rachel Gauspohl was hit by a pitch to force in the first run of the game, Anderson followed with her grand slam home run.
Tarango had three hits and Ashley Soos and Gauspohl added two each to lead the 12-hit attack.
It was nip-and-tuck in the night cap as the Lady Tigers continually fought back, only to lose it in CVCC's last at bat.
Taylor Miner and Anderson had three hits each and Gauspohl added two more in an 11-hit attack for the Lady Tigers.
After spotting CVCC two in the first, MMI knotted the score in the second as Miner and Anderson both singled and raced home on Lingelback's two-out single. MMI tied it at 3-3 in the third, but missed an opportunity for more. Gauspohl singled and Strength walked, but Gauspohl was thrown out at the plate on Miner's double. Strength then scored on Anderson's sacrifice fly.
MMI saw CVCC pull ahead 5-3 only to rally and tie the game at 5-5. Gauspohl and Miner singled to open the frame with Gauspohl scoring on the throw back to the infield. Anderson doubled before Miner scored on a CVCC error.
However, the roof caved in on losing hurler Lauren Camacho in the sixth as a walk and an error on a bunt opened the doors. Before the onslaught was over, CVCC had an 11-5 lead. MMI added a run in its final at bat on a hit batter, singles by Anderson and Athena Sayrie and Whitney Bennett's RBI grounder.