Alumni Update: Montana Davidson homers in Mississippi State softball win

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Updated: March 30, 2022

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Montana Davidson: The Mississippi State softball team has set the school him run record twice over the past week. On Wednesday the Bulldogs defeated Middle Tennessee 19-14 at Blue Raider Softball Field in Murfreesboro, TN. It was the highest combined run total for any game in Mississippi State softball history. Montana put the Bulldogs ahead with a two-run, pinch-hit home run in the sixth inning with two outs. On March 23, Mississippi State defeated Memphis 13-3 in five innings at Tiger Softball Complex. The Bulldogs hit a then-school-record six home runs. Montana entered the game as a pinch hitter and went 0-for-1. She also played first base.

Mia Davidson: Starting at catcher for Mississippi State softball, Davidson hit her 83rd career home run in the seventh inning against Middle Tennessee. She is now tied for tenth in NCAA history on the career home run list. She also has hit more home runs than any player in Southeastern Conference history, baseball or softball. Davidson scored three times and finished 1-for-3 against the Blue Raiders. Last Saturday, Mississippi State swept a doubleheader from Samford at Nusz Park in Starkville, MS. Davidson went 1-for-3 in a 2-1 Bulldogs win in the nightcap. The Bulldogs also won the opener 2-1 over Samford. Davidson also went 1-for-3 in the opener. Last Wednesday against Memphis, Davidson hit two home runs. In the fourth, there was a two-run blast. The following inning, Davidson sent a solo shot over the centerfield wall. Davidson went 2-for-2 with three RBIs and reached safely in all four of her appearances at the plate. Mississippi State is 23-10 overall. They travel to Tennessee this weekend for a three-game series.

Tori Dalehite: The UNC Greensboro softball team opened the Southern Conference portion of its scheduled with a three-game sweep of Mercer at UNCG Softball Stadium. On Friday, the Spartans defeated the Bears 15-4 in five innings. Dalehite entered the game as a pinch hitter and went 0-for-1. On Sunday, the Spartans mauled Mercer 19-1 in five innings. Dalehite was inserted as a pinch runner and scored a run. The Spartans swept a midweek doubleheader over Radford and is now 22-10.

Jaden Hurdle: It was sophomore day for the Patrick & Henry Community College last weekend. The Patriots swept a doubleheader from Florence-Darlington Technical Community College. Hurdle won the nightcap as pitcher, improving to 5-2 on the season. Hurdle gave up four hits in six innings of work in the circle. She struck out three and gave up just one run and one walk. At the plate, Hurdle went 0-for-2. In the opener, Patrick & Henry won 3-0. Hurdle went 0-for-2. On Saturday, the Patriots swept a doubleheader over Fayetteville Tech. The Patriots took the opener 14-2 in five innings. Hurdle had a two-run double and finished 1-for-3. She had three RBIs. In the nightcap, Patrick & Henry won 12-4 in five innings. Hurdle won another game as pitcher to go to 6-2. In five innings, Hurdle had three strikeouts. She gave up four runs (only one earned) on five hits and two walks. She went 1-for-1 at the plate with two walks. Patrick Henry is 20-8 overall, 11-3 in Region X of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Grace Andrews: The Catawba Valley Community College softball team is now 25-1 and has won 20 in a row. On Monday, the Red Hawks swept the Belmont Abbey junior varsity in a doubleheader. In the opener, CVCC won 4-1. Andrews started at third base and went 0-for-2. The Red Hawks took the second game 8-1. Andrews went 1-for-3. On Friday, the Red Hawks swept a doubleheader over Southwest Virginia at Kiwanis Park in Hickory, both games by run rule. In the opening 11-0 win in five innings, Andrews went 1-for-2 with a run scored. In the second game, the Red Hawks won 8-0 in five innings. Andrews finished 0-for-2. Last Thursday, the Red Hawks swept a doubleheader over Spartanburg Methodist in Spartanburg, SC. Andrews went 0-for-3 in CVCC’s 6-4 win in the opener. In the nightcap, the Red Hawks won 10-5. Andrews went 0-for-3 with a run scored.

Kara Tackett: The Wake Tech Community College softball team continued its season last week. On Friday, Gaston Community College defeated the Eagles 9-5. Tackett started in centerfield and went 1-for-3. She came in as pitcher in the fifth inning and threw three innings. She gave up four runs on three hits with two strikeouts. In the second game of the doubleheader, Gaston won 14-5. Tackett started in centerfield while leading off. She finished 2-for-3 with a run scored. On Saturday, Cleveland Community College defeated Wake Tech 12-10. Tackett, starting in centerfield, went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Cleveland completed the doubleheader sweep winning the second game 27-6. Tackett went 0-for-3 with a run scored.

Joey Berini: On Sunday, the East Carolina baseball team lost to Virginia Commonwealth 5-2 at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville. Berini entered the game at shortstop in the ninth inning. On Saturday, Berini started at second base as the Pirates defeated the Rams 7-5. Berini went 0-for-3, but scored two runs. On March 23, East Carolina held off Elon 7-6. Berini was inserted into the game as a reserve shortstop and went 0-for-1. On March 22, the Pirates knocked off UNC Wilmington 3-1 at Brooks Field in Wilmington. Berini came in as a reserve 2nd baseman and went 0-for-1.

Phillip Berger: The Division III William Peace baseball team cruised to a 22-0 win over Mary Baldwin in the opening game of a doubleheader last Friday at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary. Berger threw a 3-hit shutout over seven innings with 13 strikeouts with no walks. Berger is 5-3 on the season.

Will Walker: The Pitt Community College baseball team continues to have a solid season. On Wednesday, the Bulldogs defeated the North Carolina Wesleyan junior varsity 12-8. Walker, starting at first base, went 2-fo4-5 with an RBI and a double. Pitt Community College had a three-game sweep over Fayetteville Tech in Greenville. On Sunday, the Bulldogs defeated Fayetteville Tech 16-4. Walker went 0-for-3. On Saturday, the Bulldogs defeated the Trojans 5-2. Walker went 1-for-4 with a run scored. Pitt Community College won the opening game of the doubleheader with an 18-1 win. Walker hit a two-run homer in the first inning to put the Bulldogs ahead 4-1. Last Wednesday, Pro 5 Academy knocked off Pitt 12-3. Walker finished 1-for-4. Pitt Community College is 17-3.

Cooper Porter: The Pensacola State College Pirates baseball team split four games with Northwest Florida State College last week. On Tuesday, Northwest defeated the Pirates 14-9. Porter, starting at shortstop, went 1-for-4 with a run scored. The following day, the Raiders defeated the Pirates 11-5. Porter finished 1-for-4. On Saturday, Pensacola State swept a doubleheader. In the opening 7-1 win in seven innings, Porter went 2-for-3 with three runs scored. The Pirates earned a shutout in the nightcap 4-0, where Porter went 0-for-3. In 29 games, Porter is hitting .286 with one home run and nine RBIs.

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