MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Southern Vermont College Softball lost 9-1 in five innings Friday afternoon to Salem College in its final game at the Snowbird Softball Classic.
The Spirits put up two runs in the top of the second and added another four in the third to take a sizable lead. They added one more in the fourth and two more in the fifth to go up enough to end the game after five.
SVC broke up freshman pitcher Morgan Coleman's (Colfax, N.C.) perfect game in the bottom of the fifth with a walk by Mountaineer junior catcher Shelby Jones (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.). She then came around to score and cancel the shutout on a sacrifice fly by senior second baseman Kirstin Buchan (Albany, N.Y.) for the 9-1 final.
Coleman was equally as impressive at the bat, going 3-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, one of her hits being a home run. Senior right fielder Kaitlin Horner (Elkhart, Ind.) was 2-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored.
The Spirit hurler picked up the win, surrendering just the one run on the one hit and a walk. She struck out six batters in five innings of work in the circle. Mountaineer freshman Lauryn Zovistoski (Granville, N.Y.) took the loss (0-3), giving up six earned runs while striking out two SC batters.
The Mountaineers (2-8) head back to the northeast to start the New England Collegiate Conference schedule with a doubleheader at Elms College on Thursday starting at 1 p.m. Salem (7-11) next visits Randolph College for a pair starting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.